10 episodes

With the goal of ending intimate partner violence, Tracy’s documentary “Finding Jenn’s Voice,” brought to light the horrifying fact that one of the leading causes of death during pregnancy is homicide. Determined to stop the international devastation, the Pennsylvania-based entrepreneur has launched a weekly podcast/video series to shine a light on the survivors and experts around the world who are working toward the same goal.

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With the goal of ending intimate partner violence, Tracy’s documentary “Finding Jenn’s Voice,” brought to light the horrifying fact that one of the leading causes of death during pregnancy is homicide. Determined to stop the international devastation, the Pennsylvania-based entrepreneur has launched a weekly podcast/video series to shine a light on the survivors and experts around the world who are working toward the same goal.

    What’s Abortion Got to Do With It? Episode 3: Meaningful Solutions — The Impact of Restrictive Abortion Law, and what we can do about it

    What’s Abortion Got to Do With It? Episode 3: Meaningful Solutions — The Impact of Restrictive Abortion Law, and what we can do about it

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 5pm EST — Don’t miss the third episode in our three-part series, “What’s Abortion Got to Do With It?”  You’ll learn about the impact and consequences of the new Texas abortion law from our panel: award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of Voices4Change Tracy Schott, founder of RESPOND Against Violence attorney Kelsey McKay, and social worker Erica Olson. Be sure to listen to all three shows!
    Episode 3 — Meaningful Solutions — The Impact of Restrictive Abortion Law, and what we can do about TX SB8.
    You’ll learn: 

    Why abortion laws are not about protecting the unborn: From the irony of birth control to Texas laws that are not pro-life, we’ll also dive into the reality of protecting babies after they are born
    Abortion laws that make abortion more dangerous and less accessible to the most vulnerable
    The gender gap, human trafficking, sexual assault, child abuse — and its link to domestic violence
    What Texas will look like in 5 years if this law stands? From rape crises centers to the immigrant population, we’ll share lessons from other countries
    And perhaps the most important of our conversation — Solutions: From supporting life to protecting women vs. embryos, we will close our series by shining a light on the importance of increasing awareness of gender-based violence

    Watch all three episodes:



    Episode 1: Understanding the Law — and its impact on women and their unborn babies. Click here to watch our Sept. 12 interview.
    Episode 2: Reproductive Control, Pregnancy, and Intimate Partner Violence. Click here to watch the Sept. 21 interview.
    Episode 3: Meaningful Solutions — The Impact of Restrictive Abortion Law, and what we can do about it. Click here to watch the Sept. 28 interview.



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    • 45 min
    What’s Abortion Got to Do With It? Episode 2: Reproductive Control, Pregnancy, and Intimate Partner Violence

    What’s Abortion Got to Do With It? Episode 2: Reproductive Control, Pregnancy, and Intimate Partner Violence

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 5pm EST — Don’t miss the second in our three-part series, “What’s Abortion Got to Do With It?” Listen in as Tracy Schott, the leaders of Voices4Change, attorney Kelsey McKay, founder of RESPOND Against Violence, and board member and social worker Erica Olson explain the impact and consequences of the new Texas abortion law.
    Episode 2 — Reproductive Control, Pregnancy, and Intimate Partner Violence where we’ll: 

    Examine reproductive control: The definition, statistics, and prevalence
    Identify the facts about maternal mortality and morbidity
    Explain the realities of intimate partner violence and homicide during pregnancy
    And, we’ll share the details about abortion in high-risk populations, the fallacy of the 6-week heartbeat, and the long-term impact that trauma has on the brain

    Watch all 3 episodes in the series!



    Episode 1: Understanding the Law — and its impact on women and their unborn babies. Click here to watch our Sept. 12 interview.
    Episode 2: Reproductive Control, Pregnancy, and Intimate Partner Violence. Click here to watch the Sept. 21 interview.
    Episode 3: Meaningful Solutions — The Impact of Restrictive Abortion Law, and what we can do about it. Click here to watch the Sept. 28 interview.




    MEET OUR PANEL
    OUR HOST: Award-winning filmmaker and founder of Voices4Change Tracy Schott — With the goal of ending domestic violence, Tracy’s documentary Finding Jenn’s Voice brings to light the horrifying fact that one of the leading causes of death during pregnancy is murder. Determined to stop the international devastation, in January 2021, the Pennsylvania-based entrepreneur launched a weekly podcast/video series to share the courageous stories of survivors and experts worldwide who are working toward the same goal. Learn more about Tracy and her work at Voices4Change.net.
    In this podcast series: Tracy will moderate the panel and share her insights into the impact that the Texas abortion law will have on the victims of Intimate Partner Violence — not just in Texas but around the world.
    OUR ATTORNEY: Kelsey McKay — one of the most recognized national experts on criminal asphyxiation in the context of sexual and interpersonal violence, child abuse, and human trafficking. She is the president and CEO of RESPOND Against Violence, an organization that integrates the experience of individuals, communities, and systems to improve the collective response to violence and trauma. Kelsey trains and consults nationally to implement sustainable protocols and strengthen how communities collaborate, investigate, treat and prosecute strangulation and cases ranging from intimate partner violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, child abuse, and homicide.
    In this podcast series: Kelsey will inform us of the realities of the law and help us understand its implications.
    OUR SOCIAL WORKER: Erica Olson, MSS, MLSP — A consultant, trainer, and subject matter expert specializing in gender-based violence and trauma-informed care and management, Erica draws on her 20 years of experience in direct services, advocacy, policy, and applied research to aid nonprofits, government agencies, and the private sector in advancing their knowledge and practices around interpersonal violence and abuse, gender inequality, and trauma. Currently, she provides case and program consultation, expert witness testimony, training, and technical assistance.  Erica has been appointed to multiple state and national efforts, including the CDC’s Rape Prevention and Education Program and National Violent Death Reporting System.  She is the former Director of the NJ Domestic Violence Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board and has co-authored curricula, policy, regulations, and legislation. Her work has been published in the peer-reviewed Victims and Violence.
    In this podcast series: Erica will share her insights into the far-reaching consequences of the government controlling women’

    • 38 min
    You aren’t going to want to miss this podcast series: What’s Abortion Got to Do With It? Episode 1: Understanding the new Texas Abortion Law

    You aren’t going to want to miss this podcast series: What’s Abortion Got to Do With It? Episode 1: Understanding the new Texas Abortion Law

    Sunday, September 12, 2021 — “What’s Abortion Got to Do With It?” In this three-part series, the leaders of Voices4Change and RESPOND Against Violence unpack the devastating impact of the Texas abortion law from the perspective of two national organizations that are fighting for women’s rights:



    Episode 1: Understanding the Law — and its impact on women and their unborn babies. Click here to watch our Sept. 12 interview.
    Episode 2: Reproductive Control, Pregnancy, and Intimate Partner Violence. Click here to watch the Sept. 21 interview.
    Episode 3: Meaningful Solutions — The Impact of Restrictive Abortion Law, and what we can do about it. Click here to watch the Sept. 28 interview.



    MEET OUR PANEL
    OUR HOST: Award-winning filmmaker and founder of Voices4Change Tracy Schott — With the goal of ending domestic violence, Tracy’s documentary Finding Jenn’s Voice brings to light the horrifying fact that one of the leading causes of death during pregnancy is murder. Determined to stop the international devastation, in January 2021, the Pennsylvania-based entrepreneur launched a weekly podcast/video series to share the courageous stories of survivors and experts worldwide who are working toward the same goal. Learn more about Tracy and her work at Voices4Change.net.
    In this podcast series: Tracy will moderate the panel and share her insights into the impact that the Texas abortion law will have on the victims of Intimate Partner Violence — not just in Texas but around the world.
    OUR ATTORNEY: Kelsey McKay — one of the most recognized national experts on criminal asphyxiation in the context of sexual and interpersonal violence, child abuse, and human trafficking. She is the president and CEO of RESPOND Against Violence, an organization that integrates the experience of individuals, communities, and systems to improve the collective response to violence and trauma. Kelsey trains and consults nationally to implement sustainable protocols and strengthen how communities collaborate, investigate, treat and prosecute strangulation and cases ranging from intimate partner violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, child abuse, and homicide.
    In this podcast series: Kelsey will inform us of the realities of the law and help us understand its implications.
    OUR SOCIAL WORKER: Erica Olson, MSS, MLSP — A consultant, trainer, and subject matter expert specializing in gender-based violence and trauma-informed care and management, Erica draws on her 20 years of experience in direct services, advocacy, policy, and applied research to aid nonprofits, government agencies, and the private sector in advancing their knowledge and practices around interpersonal violence and abuse, gender inequality, and trauma. Currently, she provides case and program consultation, expert witness testimony, training, and technical assistance.  Erica has been appointed to multiple state and national efforts, including the CDC’s Rape Prevention and Education Program and National Violent Death Reporting System.  She is the former Director of the NJ Domestic Violence Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board and has co-authored curricula, policy, regulations, and legislation. Her work has been published in the peer-reviewed Victims and Violence.
    In this podcast series: Erica will share her insights into the far-reaching consequences of the government controlling women’s bodies and share what we know about the impact of these types of laws on gender-based violence.
     

    • 43 min
    We’ve “Got it Goin’ On!” on this week’s episode of Tracy Schott’s Voices4Change show thanks to our spectacular guest: Janice Ferebee, MSW, an internationally recognized personal development speaker, author, and global female empowerment expe

    We’ve “Got it Goin’ On!” on this week’s episode of Tracy Schott’s Voices4Change show thanks to our spectacular guest: Janice Ferebee, MSW, an internationally recognized personal development speaker, author, and global female empowerment expe

    A Note from Tracy Schott, founder, Voices4Change: Don’t miss today’s interview on Voices4ChangeRadio, where we talk with a woman helping end intimate violence in the black community with the spectacular advocate for women’s rights, Janice Ferebee, MSW. For decades, she has been making strides and changing lives worldwide, especially for black girls.
    Our topic: What everyone needs to know about “Got it Goin’ On!”
    You’ll learn:

    What inspired Janice to create her organization — and how its global success came as a surprise, even to her!
    What she learned from Oprah
    How her book took on a life of its own
    What’s next for this truly amazing woman

    About Janice: An internationally recognized personal development speaker, author, and global female empowerment expert, Janice earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2).
    She is the founder & Chief Woman Warrior (CWW) of Ferebee Enterprises International, LLC, a global female empowerment social enterprise.  With over 40 years’ expertise, Janice has the distinction of being recognized by Oprah and ESSENCE Magazine for her award-winning GOT IT GOIN’ ON® (GIGO) empowerment brand and program for Black girls, and she was the first Models Editor of African descent for Seventeen Magazine.
    Janice is a two-time Stage 2b fallopian tube cancer survivor blessed with 30 years in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol use.  She has turned her unique personal and professional life experiences into tools to help educators, parents, practitioners, and leaders of girl-serving organizations, to empower Black girls to build confidence and cultural pride, and develop personal action plans for their lives; AND, Black women, find their voices and create blueprints for their lives.
    Learn more about Janice and her organization here: janiceferebee.com

    • 28 min
    Don’t miss today’s episode of Voices4Change with David Adams, Ed.D., the co-founder of Emerge

    Don’t miss today’s episode of Voices4Change with David Adams, Ed.D., the co-founder of Emerge

    A Note from Tracy Schott, founder, Voices4Change: Be sure to listen to our interview on Voices4ChangeRadio.com where we interview David Adams, Ed.D., the co-founder and co-director of Emerge, the first counseling program in the nation for men who abuse women.
    Our topic: Digging under the surface of intimate partner violence, today we learn more about why men abuse women — and what we can do to put an end to it.
    About David Adams, Ed.D.: David is the co-founder and Co-Director of Emerge, the first counseling program in the nation for men who abuse women. David has led groups for abusers for over 40 years and parenting education groups for 18 years.

    He is one of the nation’s leading experts on abusers and abuser interventions and has conducted training of social service and criminal justice professionals in over 47 states and 22 nations.  He has published numerous articles and book chapters on domestic violence. His book, Why Do They Kill? Men Who Murder Their Intimate Partners was published in 2007.
    David is also the co-chair of the Criminal Justice Committee of the Massachusetts Council on Domestic Violence and has also served as Director of the National Danger Assessment Training Project. He is a frequent Expert Witness on court cases involving allegations of domestic violence.

    • 35 min
    Don’t miss today’s interview on Voices4Change with Janine N’jie David, MPP, Deputy Director, Global Lab for Research in Action at UCLA

    Don’t miss today’s interview on Voices4Change with Janine N’jie David, MPP, Deputy Director, Global Lab for Research in Action at UCLA

    A Note from Tracy Schott, founder, Voices4Change: Check out today’s interview on Voices4Change where we go global in our effort to put an end to intimate partner violence.
    Today’s guest: Janine N’jie David, Deputy Director of the Global Lab for Research in Action at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
    Our topic: The Global Lab — what it is, what it does, how everyone can be part of the change to end intimate partner violence around the world.
    About Janine: With more than a decade of experience as a nonprofit leader, Janine specializes in cross-sector partnerships with a special interest in creating equality for women and girls globally.
    As the head of the Global Lab, which transforms research into action, the international research institute studies issues like gender-based violence and sexual health, then translates and amplifies findings to improve programs, inform policy, and shift the public conversation. Their data leads the way to bold new solutions: Decriminalize sex work. Engage boys alongside girls to advance gender justice. Reframe stories about women’s work and worth. In her role, Janine spends her days strategizing, partnering, expanding their community, amplifying their work, and working with their talented team of student interns.
    Janine previously held senior leadership positions at Spark, a national youth mentoring organization, and Plan UK, a global children’s rights organization, where her work took her to Zambia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and India. Janine holds a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) from UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She is a member of their MPP Alumni Council and a Luskin Alumni Career Leader, which helps current students prepare for the job market. Janine is also a member of the Los Angeles Women’s Collective, a political action committee that empowers women in Los Angeles to influence political and legislative progress. Janine lives in the Santa Ynez Valley, California, with her husband, energetic toddler girl, and two intensely loving cats!
    About Tracy Schott’s Voices4Change Show: With the goal of ending intimate partner violence, Tracy’s documentary “Finding Jenn’s Voice” brought to light the horrifying fact that one of the leading causes of death during pregnancy is homicide. Determined to stop the international devastation, the Pennsylvania-based entrepreneur has launched a weekly podcast/video series to shine a light on the survivors and experts worldwide working toward the same goal.
    Learn how you can get involved: Voices4Change.net
    Click here to watch all episodes of Tracy’s show: Voices4Change.tv.
     
     

    • 42 min

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