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FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) provides training & technical assistance to CBCAP Lead agencies in the US and resources on our website to anyone.
We offer an online learning center, parent leader stories and resources, toolkits for developing culturally effective organizations, evaluating program services, and more for free: www.friendsnrc.org
We are a service of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau and a program of Families and Communities Rising, Inc.

    Grieving Loss

    Grieving Loss

    In this episode, Dr. Todd Jensen interviews Dr. Deborah Barrett, a licensed clinical social worker who has extensive experience conducting individual and group therapy. She shares her thoughts about family loss and grieving, particularly during the coronavirus outbreak.

    Dr. Jensen is a Family Research and Engagement Specialist in the Jordan Institute for Families and a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr.  Barrett is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Originally shared April, 2020

    Experts:   

    Todd M. Jensen, PhD, MSW

    Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

    Family Research and Engagement Specialist, Jordan Institute for Families

    University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

    Deborah Barrett, Ph.D.

    Clinical Associate Professor, School of Social Work

    Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry

    University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

    Resources:  https://jordaninstituteforfamilies.org/ and https://friendsnrc.org/media-library/

    https://friendsnrc.org/prevention/protective-factors/

    • 10 min
    Understanding the Stressors

    Understanding the Stressors

    In this episode, Dr. Todd Jensen will help listeners understand and characterize family stressors, including the current coronavirus outbreak. Dr. Jensen offers tips for listeners to help them better manage family stress.

    Dr. Jensen is a Family Research and Engagement Specialist in the Jordan Institute for Families and a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Originally shared April 2020

    Experts:

    Todd M. Jensen, Ph.D., MSW

    Research Assistant Professor | School of Social Work

    Family Research and Engagement Specialist | Jordan Institute for Families

    University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

     

    Resources:  https://jordaninstituteforfamilies.org/ and https://friendsnrc.org/media-library/

    https://friendsnrc.org/prevention/protective-factors/

    Dr. Pauline Boss, a leading family stress educator and researcher, shares a list of recently curated resources for COVID-19 and other topics explored in this episode: https://news.cehd.umn.edu/covid-19-family-social-science-offers-coping-resources/

    • 6 min
    Surviving and Thriving when Young Adults Live at Home

    Surviving and Thriving when Young Adults Live at Home

    This podcast, hosted by Dr. Sarah Verbiest, introduces four young people who contribute to the discussion on strategies for youth and their parents on navigating the conflicts and opportunities of sharing a home.

    Dr. Verbiest is the Director of the Jordan Institute for Families and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. She has over 20 years’ experience working in maternal and child health and is the mom of two young adults who both live at home.

    (Originally shared April, 2020)

    Expert:

    Sarah Verbiest, DrPH, MSW, MPH

    Director, The Jordan Institute for Families

    School of Social Work, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

    Guest Speakers:

     Emiko LeNeave

    Graduating Senior, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Public Relations – Global Studies

    Lizzie Irvin

    Graduating Senior, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Advertising and Public Relations

    Kylie Verbiest

    Web Developer/Innovator

    Ty Verbiest

    CNA/College Student

    Resources: https://jordaninstituteforfamilies.org/ and https://friendsnrc.org/media-library/

    https://friendsnrc.org/prevention/protective-factors/

    • 13 min
    Supporting, Empowering, and Honoring Older Adolescents in Dealing with Loss

    Supporting, Empowering, and Honoring Older Adolescents in Dealing with Loss

    In this episode, Dr. Isaiah Pickens explores strategies parents can use for supporting, empowering, and honoring older teenagers in their home that are experiencing loss. Adolescents are at a unique developmental stage that can be especially challenging when their opportunities are limited, and special dreams lost due to COVID-19.

    Dr.  Pickens, a clinical psychologist and founder of iOpening Enterprises, a professional development and media company that helps people and organizations use psychological science to unlock their potential. He is also an Assistant Director at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.

    (Originally shared: April 2020)

    Expert:

    Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D.

    Assistant Director of Service Systems

    National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

    UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital

    Founder, iOpening Enterprises, a mental health and wellness education companyhttp://www.iopeningenterprises.com/

    Assistant Director of Service Systems at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at UCLAhttps://www.isaiahpickens.com/about/

     

    Resources:  https://jordaninstituteforfamilies.org/ and https://friendsnrc.org/media-library/

    https://friendsnrc.org/prevention/protective-factors/

    • 7 min
    Finding Self-Compassion and Sharing Compassion with Others

    Finding Self-Compassion and Sharing Compassion with Others

    In this episode, Dr. Isaiah Pickens discusses the importance of self-compassion and showing ourselves kindness during these trying times and how sharing compassion with others can help mitigate the stress in our own lives.

    Dr.  Pickens is a clinical psychologist and founder of iOpening Enterprises, a professional development and media company that helps people and organizations use psychological science to unlock their potential. He is also an Assistant Director at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.

    (Originally shared April, 2020)

    Expert:

    Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D.

    Assistant Director of Service Systems

    National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

    UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital

    Founder, iOpening Enterprises, a mental health and wellness education companyhttp://www.iopeningenterprises.com/

    Assistant Director of Service Systems at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at UCLAhttps://www.isaiahpickens.com/about/

    Resources: https://jordaninstituteforfamilies.org/ and https://friendsnrc.org/media-library/

    https://friendsnrc.org/prevention/protective-factors/

    • 6 min
    Prevention Mindset Institute Episode 4: Open, Courageous, Transparent – two child welfare directors reflect on doing right by families

    Prevention Mindset Institute Episode 4: Open, Courageous, Transparent – two child welfare directors reflect on doing right by families

    Tune in to our latest podcast episode where we delve into the transformative journey of child welfare systems with leaders from Michigan and the District of Columbia. Hosted by FRIENDS PAC members, Paula Bibb-Samuels
    from Texas and David Armstrong from New Jersey, alongside esteemed guests Demetrius Starling and Robert L Matthews, this episode is a deep dive into the
    shift towards a prevention mindset in child protection.

    Listen as Demetrius Starling,the Senior Deputy Director of Children Services Administration in Michigan, shares insights into leading prevention efforts, including initiatives likeCBCAP, while Robert L Matthews, Director of the Child Family Services Agency in Washington, DC, offers perspectives on family strengthening and prevention strategies in his jurisdiction.

    Through compelling narratives and real-world experiences, our guests reveal the challenges and triumphs of transforming entrenched systems, resistant to change. Discover how they bravely engage with those impacted by these systems, forging collaborative pathways towards co-created solutions. Join us as we explore the power of bold leadership and community engagement in reshaping the future of child welfare.  The episode concludes with reflections from PAC member Michael Cupeles.



    Hosts

    Paula Bibbs-Samuels, FRIENDS National Parent Advisory Council Member

    David Armstrong, FRIENDS National Parent Advisory Council Member

    Participants

    Demetrius Sterling, Senior Deputy Director of Children Services in Michigan

    Robert L. Matthews, Director of the Child Family Services Agency in Washington, DC

    Michael Cupeles, FRIENDS National Parent Advisory Council Member

    • 50 min

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