KDADS recognized the opportunity to expand prevention efforts to be inclusive of substance use prevention, mental health promotion, suicide prevention, and problem gambling prevention to enhance the behavioral health of Kansas communities. The Kansas Prevention Collaborative was created in an effort to integrate and innovate behavioral health prevention efforts.
Real Resources That Really Help Drug Endangered Children
This month’s guest is Scott Henderson. Scott joined National Drug Endangered Children (DEC) as Executive Director on February 24, 2020. Scott is excited about National DEC’s opportunities to continue to grow and expand impacts. Scott says, “We have opportunities to not only hear a need; we have an opportunity to do something tangible to meet that need.” Join us to learn how DEC is meeting those needs and how you can be part of this important work.
Prevention in Media
This month’s Prevention in Media is Oprah’s Interview with Megan Markle and Harry David, Duke of Sussex. Megan Markle shared the mental health struggles she experienced after marrying Prince Harry, during pregnancy, and after giving birth.
This month’s Coalition Spotlight is Thrive Allen County.
Their mission is to “Mobilize and empower the community to reduce substance use disorder through education, prevention, and action.”
To learn more about the Coalition Spotlight and Thrive Allen County, please go to the KPC Website at kansaspreventioncollaborative.org
Prepped and Ready: Parenting into the Teen Years
This month’s guest is Dr. Shayla Sullivant with Prepped and Ready: Parenting into the Teen Years. Shayla is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, University of Kansas School of Medicine.
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Prevention in Media
In honor of March being Problem Gambling Awareness Month, this month’s Prevention in Media Spotlight is the movie, Molly’s Game. Based on the true story of Molly Bloom, this movie depicts clearly shows how easy it is to get caught up in the world of gambling with the lure of money and prestige.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available! Contact the Problem Gambling Helpline at 800-522-4700; professionals are available 24 hours a day to take your call.
This month’s Coalition Spotlight is Impact Ulysses.
Their vision is "Innovating to inspire, impart and invest in healthy minds and healthy lives to build healthy communities for tomorrow."
Their mission is "IMPACT Ulysses works to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce risky behaviors for youth, their families, and our diverse community."
To learn more about the Coalition Spotlight, Impact Ulysses, or PreventionTalKS please go to the KPC Website at kansaspreventioncollaborative.org
Empowering Youth Leadership
Today’s guest is Ngoc Vuong. Ngoc is a youth and community mobilizer with Safe Streets Wichita. He is also the founder of ICTeens in Mind, A student-led mental health initiative that was created to empower young people in Sedgwick County.
To listen to the ICTeensInMind podcast visit https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/city-voices-x-wichita-kansas-aditya-joshi-O9QsN4RycCJ/.
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Prevention in Media
For more information on “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies” by Resmaa Menakem visit: https://www.resmaa.com/movement.
For more information on “The Hill We Climb” by 22-year-old inaugural poet, Amanda Gorman visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/books/amanda-gorman-inauguration-hill-we-climb.html.
This month’s coalition spotlight is Franklin County Substance Use Prevention Coalition. For more information visit http://www.franklincoks.org/959/Substance-Use-Prevention-Coalition
Trauma-Informed Care In First Responders With Wendy Hummel
Wendy is a seasoned law enforcement officer with over 24 years of experience. She started her career in 1996 as a Special Agent with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). She retired at the rank of Detective after 21 years of service from the Wichita Police Department where she spent a majority of her career working Persons Crimes Investigations.
Wendy is currently the Health and Wellness Coordinator for the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. Wendy is passionate about and committed to helping her fellow First Responders learn the tools of mindfulness, resiliency, as well as the importance of relationships, exercise, sleep, and nutrition to enhance their well-being and job performance. Wendy speaks to these topics from the perspective of direct experience and through the lens of a law enforcement spouse. Wendy’s belief is that all law enforcement agencies should provide resources to their employees so they can not only survive a career in law enforcement, but thrive well into retirement.
Wendy holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She is a certified yoga instructor and Yoga for First Responders (YFFR) Ambassador. Wendy has taught hundreds of first responders YFFR classes, resiliency, and mindfulness classes. Wendy is also a trainer for the Pause First Academy. Wendy is an adjunct faculty member with the Criminal Justice Department at Wichita State University. She has been teaching collegiate level CJ classes since 1996.
Wendy was awarded the 2018 Wichita Metro Crime Commission Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award, the 2018 Crime Stoppers USA Coordinator of the Year Award, and was a 2019 Wichitalk presenter. Wendy has several articles published with PoliceOne on the topics of trauma, wellness, and female resiliency.
Wendy enjoys doing anything outdoors, yoga, and spending time with her two daughters and husband.
Saying Goodbye To 2020 And Setting Intentions for 2021
Join Janell, Heather and Michelle as they talk about lessons learned in the unprecedented year of 2020 and where they would like to go in 2021. They explore some protective factors like gratitude and resilience and delve into what those might look like in 2021.
From the entire PreventionTalKS team, we have enjoyed walking through 2020 with you and look forward to jumping into 2021 with you. We are always looking for ways to better serve you. Reach out to us if you have comments or suggestions at KPCTeam@wichita.edu.
The 4 Indicators Of Stress and a KPC Dance Party
2020 has been a crazy year. We have all been learning to navigate new normals and manage the stress we experience just by being alive today. Join Janell, Heather, and Michelle as they discuss the 4 indicators of stress and some trauma-informed and evidence-based practical things you can do to help implement self-care strategies to ease these stressors.
This is list is from Dr. Bruce Perry. You can watch him discussing these things here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcDTXJpCMiY
Here is where you can find more information on Dr. Bruce Perry: https://www.bdperry.com/
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