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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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162 – Jenny McGee Explains the Starfish Business Model for Serving Survivors

January 14, 2018

Jenny McGee from Starfish Projects shares about why it’s so important to build sustainable businesses and teach women high-level job skills. She explains how Starfish Projects exists to help women experience freedom, establish independence, and develop careers. Key Points Sometimes it can take years to get a person to join…

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161 – Orphan Care in Tanzania with Brandon Stiver

January 8, 2018

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk to Brandon Stiver about how having his own family totally changed his perspective on caring for orphan children and why family-based care is so much better than orphanage-based care. Key Points Tanzania’s official policy is actually family-first, but that doesn’t always play out…

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160 – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: An Interview with Panagiotis Papadimitriou

January 1, 2018

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk to Panagiotis Papadimitriou to discuss the important work he is doing at UNODC. They discuss the legal database and research he is conducting. They also talk about the difference between human trafficking and migrant smuggling and why it is so critical to understand…

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159 – What is a Medical Home?

December 17, 2017

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk to Dr. Ron Chambers about the importance of teaching physicians proper patient care systems for trafficking victims in order to build better medical homes. Key Points Few medical students receive human trafficking training. We need to meet the need of the patient population…

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158 – Health and Human Services: TAG – Think Act Grow

December 3, 2017

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk about TAG, which stands for “Think, Act, Grow.” TAG is a “multi-sector approach that challenges organizations and professionals to improve adolescent health through a strengths-based, positive youth development approach that emphasizes youth engagement.” Key Points The TAG initiative acknowledges the limitations of the…

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157 – Using your Expertise as a Volunteer – An Interview with Attorney Jessica Springer

November 19, 2017

Jessica Springer joins Dr. Sandie Morgan and Dave Stachowiak to talk about dual-jurisdiction children (part of the criminal justice system and the dependency system like foster homes) and how judges aren’t able to make good decisions if they don’t know the child’s full background. They also talk about current and…

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