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172 – Adverse Childhood Experiences and Building Resilience

May 20, 2018

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss the effects adverse childhood experiences can have on a person’s entire life. They also share tools that can be used to measure the impact these experiences can have and also the factors that influence a person’s resilience. Key Points Childhood experiences are predictors…

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171 – Dr. Hilary Chester and the USCCB Anti-Trafficking Program

May 6, 2018

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk to Dr. Hilary Chester about the work she is doing with the Catholic church to fight human trafficking, including long-term care and working with less visible victims like offshore fisherman. Resources Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking Christian Organizations Against Trafficking 17:…

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170 – Chad Napier: Drug Trends and Risk in Our Communities

April 22, 2018

Dr. Sandie Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk to Chad Napier about the devastating impact drug use has had in his community and the dangers of synthetic drugs. Key Points West Virginia leads the nation in drug overdose National average is 19.8 per 100,000 but West Virginia is 52 per 100,000…

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169 – Dr. Jodi Quas: Communicating with Child Victims of Trauma

April 8, 2018

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk to Dr. Jodi Quas about children dealing with chronic stress. When helping children who are under chronic stress, we need to realize that many of their behavioral problems are symptoms of the stress, not just because they are poorly disciplined. Key Points Acute…

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168 – Drug Endangered Children: Handle with Care

March 25, 2018

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk to Andrea Darr from Handle with Care West Virginia about her state’s drug crisis and the effect it is having on its children. She also shares the ways the Handle with CARE program helps these children. Key Points West Virginia is ground zero…

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167 – A 3 Pointer to #SlamDemand

March 11, 2018

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk about a great way to promote human trafficking awareness during basketball’s March Madness. Join in on the #SlamDemand hashtag! How to get 3 points for #SlamDemand Post a #SlamDemand factoid on social media. Put the National Human Trafficking Hotline number 1-888-373-7888 in your…

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166 – The Science of Addiction with Dr. Michael Hanna

February 25, 2018

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk to Dr. Michael Hanna about how addiction is actually a brain disease and that treating addiction is a very complicated task that involves the mind, body, and soul. Key Points The 5 Cs of Addiction: Control (loss of), Compulsive use, Continued Use, Consequences, and Cravings Addiction is a…

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165 – The Intersection of Substance Abuse and Human Trafficking

February 9, 2018

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss the relationship between substance abuse and human trafficking. They also talk about drug use among youths and the best way to prevent. They wrap up by discussing the 2018 Ensure Justice conference and explain its focus on preventing substance abuse. Key Points Overdoses…

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164 – How Churches and Pastors Can Engage in Their Communities

January 28, 2018

Sandie Morgan joins Mark Shaffer’s radio show The Update Program on KWAVE to share an overview of human trafficking. She explains the meaning of “human trafficking,” the most common ways victims are lured into trafficking, and how churches can engage in the best practices for preventing trafficking. Key Points Human…

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163 – #SilenceisNotSpiritual: Breaking the Silence on Violence Against Women and Girls

January 21, 2018

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss the power of the #SilenceisNotSpiritual movement and the best ways to implement changes in our own communities. Key Points #SilenceisNotSpiritual is different than most movement hashtags because it requires people to sign a commitment that they will stand with women and for women.…

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