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Welcome to Essential Conversations, a podcast for behavioral health providers in Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, and NE). Join us as we explore topics related to behavioral health and addiction, including stigma, trauma informed care, equity and diversity, leadership, and more.

This project is produced by the Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center HHS Region 7 (MATTC) and is funded by SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The content on this podcast does not necessarily reflect the views of SAMHSA.

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Welcome to Essential Conversations, a podcast for behavioral health providers in Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, and NE). Join us as we explore topics related to behavioral health and addiction, including stigma, trauma informed care, equity and diversity, leadership, and more.

This project is produced by the Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center HHS Region 7 (MATTC) and is funded by SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The content on this podcast does not necessarily reflect the views of SAMHSA.

    TICUP: Pet Groomers

    TICUP: Pet Groomers

    Animal lovers, activists, and all humans, don’t miss this episode! Our guests are Mark Churchill, Director, and Emily Harris, Case Manager, from Pawsperity: Pet Care
    That Unleashes Human Potential. In this engaging conversation, we discuss how TIC culture seeks to avoid re-traumatizing people and what to do when re-traumatization happens, key practices for helping staff and leaders manage secondary trauma, the importance of implementing TIC at all levels of the organization (not just at the front line), the wide variety of trauma responses as well as the wide variety of ways to define success, and why giving up power in a situation can sometimes be the most powerful thing we can do.

    • 55 min
    TICUP: Operas & Museums

    TICUP: Operas & Museums

     

    This
    time, our guests are Neal Long, Director of Learning at the Lyric Opera of
    Kansas City, and Anne Manning, Deputy Director for Learning and Engagement at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. In this captivating conversation, we explore the role of art in healing and resilience, ways to be more innovative in providing support for groups of people, the importance of practicing humility when you know that you don’t know, striking a balance between beauty, comfort, and truth-telling, and curating experiences that foster choice, develop empathy, and provide care. You don’t have to be an artist to get something good out of this episode! 

    • 52 min
    TICUP: Media & Marketing

    TICUP: Media & Marketing

    Join us for a fascinating conversation with our guests, Leslie Carto, External Media Communications Manager at University Health, and Eryn Realmuto, Internal Communications Manager at University Health, about the challenges of being trauma-sensitive in an industry designed to thrive by activating fear, opportunities to provide care for those who communicate stressful information as part of their jobs, and key tips for trauma-informed communication in any organization. Bonus: In this episode, one of our guests unexpectedly “turns the mic around” and asks the hosts to share how they each became involved in the field of Trauma Informed Care. 

     

    • 54 min
    TICUP: Drug Court

    TICUP: Drug Court

    Episode 2, with Chief Judge of the 31st Judicial District in Kansas, Honorable Daniel D. Creitz, and Director of Community Corrections & Kansas Department of Corrections Juvenile Services, Troy Smith

     

    If you’ve ever wondered what works better than punishment to reduce criminal activity, you will want to
    listen to this episode! Our guests, Chief Judge of the 31st Judicial District in Kansas, the Honorable Daniel D. Creitz, and Director of Community Corrections and Kansas Department of Corrections Juvenile Services, Troy Smith, share their work supporting persons with substance use disorders as they experience recovery, rekindle hope, and
    take their lives back. You’ll be inspired as they discuss what works, what doesn’t, what it takes to stay well yourself when working in a field with this much trauma exposure, and why it’s so important to continually celebrate successes, both large and small.

     

    • 48 min
    TICUP: Be Curious, Not Judgmental

    TICUP: Be Curious, Not Judgmental

    In this episode, we talk with Lisa Charlson, Human Resources Organizational Development Educator, and Jackie Griffin, Senior Director of Guest Services, both with University Health, a Level-One Trauma Center located in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri and
    serving as both the urban-core, safety-net hospital and the teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City. This conversation is filled with extremely practical advice for leaders, from leaders, including ways Trauma Informed Caring transforms conflict, how to have truly collaborative conversations even around difficult topics, and how to create compassionate culture that supports and includes absolutely every person your organization touches.

     

    • 47 min
    Episode 0 – TICUP: It Feels Good

    Episode 0 – TICUP: It Feels Good

    Join us for Trauma Informed Care in Unexpected Places (TICUP) our next topic on the Trauma Informed Caring Podcast, brought to you by the Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In this introductory episode, Andrea and Roxanne discuss themes from the upcoming season as well as how they each came to work in the field of Trauma Informed Care and what has surprised them along the way.

    Warning: Listening to this series may cause you to feel good and experience more vicarious joy in your
    life!

    • 31 min

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