32 episodes

Behavioral In The New Normal, a podcast developed by Prestige Community Resources, addresses the crisis our community has experienced during COVID-19. Paul Wells Sr. has over 30 years of extensive clinical social work experience. Each week he conducts insightful interviews with expert guests to discuss the concerns of the Washington D.C. community. The podcast will cover topics ranging from , financial hardship, and local government to small businesses and organizations, and education and homeschooling.

Behavioral Health in the New Normal Prestige Community Resources

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Behavioral In The New Normal, a podcast developed by Prestige Community Resources, addresses the crisis our community has experienced during COVID-19. Paul Wells Sr. has over 30 years of extensive clinical social work experience. Each week he conducts insightful interviews with expert guests to discuss the concerns of the Washington D.C. community. The podcast will cover topics ranging from , financial hardship, and local government to small businesses and organizations, and education and homeschooling.

    Empowering Your Mind Body & Soul During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Empowering Your Mind Body & Soul During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Nikisha Moore: Empowering Your Mind Body & Soul During the COVID-19 Pandemic
     
    – Behavioral Health in the New Normal Episode 032 with Nikisha Moore
    In 2018, Nikisha Moore became a Certified Life Coach – specializing in Spiritual and Business Life Coaching. At this point in her journey, Nikisha hopes to use my life and my testimony to inspire and motivate others. In 2021, Nikisha has started the Empowered Network - a faith-based community organization founded to encourage its members to use their FAITH to EMPOWER their mind, body, spirit and finances. 
     
    In the discussion they explored empowering your mind body and soul during the pandemic.
    Here are some of the other beneficial topics covered on this week’s show:
    ●    Why it’s important to share vital information with your community and circle.
    ●    How turning off the news for a short while can be good for your mental health.
    ●    How there wasn’t a frame of reference to show what to do during the pandemic.
    ●    How many people are still grieving people they lost to COVID-19.
    ●    How people can cope with depression, anxiety, and loneliness right now.
     
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    • 49 min
    Behavioral Health in the New Normal Episode 031 with Bilal Ali Prather

    Behavioral Health in the New Normal Episode 031 with Bilal Ali Prather

    Bilal Ali Prather: A Path to Peach and Faith Based Wellness
     
    – Behavioral Health in the New Normal Episode 031 with Bilal Ali Prather
    Bilal Ali Prather is a Chaplain and Islamic consultant to the Washington, D.C. Parole Dept., D.C. Dept. of Corrections, and D.C. Dept. of Youth Rehab. He has more than twenty years specializing in recovery from the “fallen human condition” of drug/alcohol use disorder and community reintegration of returning citizens from incarceration. He Currently is a recovery group facilitator at D.C.’s model clinical Reentry Service Center, and most Blessed of all to be one of the founding members of Millati Islami (The Path of Peace) Islamic methodology for recovery.
    In the discussion they explored faith-based wellness.
    Here are some of the other beneficial topics covered on this week’s show:
    ●    How Malcolm X turned his life around by integrating Islam into his recovery.
    ●    How COVID affected all forms of treatment and recovery.
    ●    How the Quran outlaws the use of any mind-altering substance.
    ●    Why spiritual development is critical in people’s journeys to become sober.
    ●    How there are different barriers that need to be crossed to reach re-entry.
     
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    • 48 min
    Combatting Substance Abuse and COVID-19 Together

    Combatting Substance Abuse and COVID-19 Together

    Masica Jordan: Combatting Substance Abuse and COVID-19 Together
    – Behavioral Health in the New Normal Episode 030 with Dr. Masica Jordan
    Dr. Masica Jordan is a subject matter expert on culturally responsiveness. In addition to teaching multicultural counseling for over 10 years in collegiate settings, she has presented on international platforms on race relations and has been on the front line advocating for culturally diversity and training amongst the peer recovery and behavioral health work forces.
    In the discussion they explored combatting substance abuse during COVID-19.
    Here are some of the other beneficial topics covered on this week’s show:
    ●    How peer support during recovery can be beneficial for those struggling with substance abuse.
    ●    Why people in recovery need a solid support system to help them stay clean.
    ●    How peer support specialists need to have experience being around substance abuse.
    ●    How people can become certified as a peer support specialist.
    ●    Why setting boundaries is important for peer support specialists to do with the people they help.
     
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    • 34 min
    How COVID-19 Impacted the Veteran Population

    How COVID-19 Impacted the Veteran Population

    Sharon Green: How COVID-19 Impacted the Veteran Population
     
    – Behavioral Health in the New Normal Episode 029 with Sharon Green
    Sharon Green is a native New Yorker and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, entrepreneur, and author with more than 30 years of leadership and financial management experience. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alethes Consulting Group, LLC, providing leadership coaching, speaking, and training for corporate executives, non-profit organizations, veterans, and individuals globally.
    In the discussion they explored how COVID-19 impacted the veteran population.
    Here are some of the other beneficial topics covered on this week’s show:
    ●    How there are programs available to help veterans with housing and what they are.
    ●    Why the intensity at which veterans are taken care of has increased.
    ●    How COVID forced people to look into the future for hope.
    ●    Why it’s important for people to get out of the house and get some fresh air.
    ●    How COVID is forcing us to see people and to care.
     
    Connect with Prestige Community Resources:
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Obtaining Education Training During the Pandemic - CAC 1

    Obtaining Education Training During the Pandemic - CAC 1

    Obtaining Education Training During the Pandemic – CAC 1
     
    – Behavioral Health in the New Normal Episode 028 with Dr. Nancy Butler
    Dr. Nancy Butler is currently working part time as the Director of the Catholic Charities Institute, Professional Counseling Education Program (PCEP). Dr. Butler has been with Catholic Charities since 2000 where she was responsible for the Family Centers in the District of Columbia. Previously, from 1986 to 1997, she was Program Director for the Department of Psychiatry at the Washington Hospital Center. She also founded the Therapeutic Recreation Department at the WHC Department of Psychiatry in 1980.

    Dr. Butler has held part time and full-time teaching posts at The George Washington University, The University of Maryland, West Virginia Wesleyan College and Prince Georges Community College. She has also consulted with several mental health and substance abuse treatment organizations. Throughout her career, Dr. Butler wrote and administered grants for adult education, substance abuse, parenting and therapeutic recreation.

    In their discussion they explored obtaining education during the pandemic.
    Here are some of the other beneficial topics covered on this week’s show:
    ●     How recreational therapy is very important for people in recovery.
    ●     Why you therapists and doctors have to start where their patient is.
    ●     How being engaged in treatment longer leads to longer lasting sobriety.
    ●     Why becoming an addiction counselor requires more education than it used to.
    ●     How long it takes to complete the addiction counseling courses.
     
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    Links Mentioned:
    catholiccharities.org

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    • 37 min
    Our New Normal: Virtual Learning

    Our New Normal: Virtual Learning

    Our New Normal: Virtual Learning
     
    – Behavioral Health in the New Normal Episode 027 with Dr. Loyce Pailen
    Dr. Loyce B. Pailen has more than 35 years of experience in information technology, computer science, cybersecurity, software development, project management, telecommunications, risk management, and network and systems security and administration. She is the Sr. Director for the Center for Security Studies at the University of Maryland Global Campus. In the K-20 education arena, she has experience in teaching, curriculum development, instructional design, and cyber lab development.
    In the discussion they explored the pros and cons of virtual learning.
    Here are some of the other beneficial topics covered on this week’s show:
    ●    How the pandemic forced and increase in virtual learning for all students.
    ●    How there are pros and cons of in-person and virtual learning.
    ●    How virtual campuses already made sure they were giving the students the support they needed to learn virtually.
    ●    Why being forced to move to virtual learning may actually be a good thing.
    ●    How kids are more resilient than most people give them credit for.
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

Misstigerlili ,

Timely and So Important!

The new normal isn't something anyone likes and is bringing so much additional stress. This podcast addresses topics I have wanted to know more about, and topics I never thought to delve itno. Love it!

emmakate1996 ,

Informative show!

From just the first episode I could tell this exactly what the industry needs. What a great place to learn social help in a changing world!

Vagfacekillah ,

Very informative

Love this show. It gives great resources for those struggling with addition and recovery during the pandemic. Each episode is thoughtful and I appreciate that they cover hard topics. Highly recommend.

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