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179 – The Role of Resilience When Facing Adversity: Part 1

August 26, 2018

Dr. Jackie Parke joins Sandie Morgan and Dave Stachowiak to discuss the role of resilience in lives with high-risk factors. Jackie is a licensed psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Vanguard University in Southern California who focuses on resilience-building among youth, evidence-based treatment for mental health disorders, and refugee mental health. Together…

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178 – How to Champion Advocacy in Government

August 12, 2018

Dr. Sandie Morgan and Dave Stachowiak invite Sara Catalan, deputy chief of staff, to the show. They discuss women in government and how that impacts human trafficking. As well as how women can take steps to get more engaged with politics. Key Points When crafting policy for the future, it’s…

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177 – Three Actions Men Can Take That Move Us All Forward

July 29, 2018

Dr. Sandie Morgan and Dave Stachowiak consider the impact of patriarchal attitudes. They make evident that everyone has a responsibility of moving forward the equality of women, in order to create progress for all. There are three actions that men specifically can take to begin empowering women and engaging in a…

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176 – Field Trip to the Athens Asylum Center

July 15, 2018

Dr. Sandie Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss Sandie’s recent visit to an asylum center in Athens, Greece. They shed light on the challenges for refugees to receive asylum and the continued hardships of integrating into a new culture. They also discuss how asylum seekers are causing challenges for the country…

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175 – Study the Issues in Athens, Greece

July 1, 2018

Dr. Sandie Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss Dr. Morgan’s recent trip to Athens, Greece. She explains what her team did and shares her personal experience, including the high and low points. Resources Bridges Humanitarian Initiative Salvation Army – Green Light Project UN National Rapporteur – Greece Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

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174 – Misconceptions about Sexual Compulsivity

June 17, 2018

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk to Dr. Sibylle Georgianna about sexual compulsivity and discuss common misconceptions. Key Points Even if there is a lack of consensus on how to define problematic behaviors, sexual compulsion needs to be taken seriously. Even if free will exists, the complexity of the…

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173 – Harmony Dust talks about Survivor Leadership

June 3, 2018

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk again to Harmony Dust about her book Scars and Stilettos and the work she is doing with Treasures, a Los Angeles, CA, based outreach and support group for women in the sex industry. Key Points The commercial sex industry is ANYWHERE sex is…

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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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