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Something Important to Hear

Mulling It Over with Bob Houghtaling

Release Date: 10/26/2021

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Mulling It Over with Bob Houghtaling

Building ConnectionsEpisode 27 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling  Tori for Change Cathy Andreozzi discusses how a driver, under the influence of alcohol, hit her daughter, Tori, leaving the young girl severely hurt. This horrific event not only impacted an entire family, it would also serve as an impetus for change. Special emphasis is placed on supporting prevention efforts as well as the impact of adult drinking.

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Building Connections Episode 26 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling An Accepting Place Rachel Channen, from the Warwick Boys and Girls Club in Warwick (Club at Cooper), discusses the wide array of services her program offers youth. Utilizing music, technology, art and more, the club plays an integral role in addressing children’s mental health. Finally, LGBTQ youth are also provided ample opportunities to feel connected.

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Building Connections Episode 25 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling  Preparing the Community Andrew Nota, East Greenwich Town Manager, explains how the recent Opioid Settlement(s) and potential legislation of marijuana will influence local communities. Special emphasis is placed on social and financial impacts as well as creating supports to address the many substance abuse/mental health conditions cities and towns are confronted with.

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Mulling it Overwith Bob Houghtaling  Making Dreams a Reality Dr. Omar Bah tells his incredible story which includes escaping Gambia after being given a death sentence, by a Warlord, to finding a new life in America. Along the way he created the Refugee Dream Center, earned a Doctorate, and is now running for Congress. Grateful for the opportunities he’s been given, Dr. Bah feels that democracy is something that needs to be fought for.

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Building Connections Episode 24 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling  Addressing Many Needs Mike Fratus, with Warwick’s Collaborative/Substance Abuse Task Force and CCAP, discusses adding a Health Equity Zone to the city’s tool kit. Special emphasis is placed on how the Health Equity Zone will address the needs of many diverse populations. Finally, this discussion also points to the involvement of numerous departments and individuals.

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Building Connections Episode 23 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling Addressing Childhood Anxiety Dr. Ellen Flannery-Schroeder, Director of the Child Anxiety Program at URI, visits Building Connections to discuss her work regarding anxiety and young people. Special emphasis is placed on Cognitive Treatment Modalities, as well as how parents can support their children. Finally, Covid-19 has exacerbated mental health concerns while also bringing much needed attention to youth related anxiety.

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Building ConnectionsEpisode 22 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling Friends Way Ryan Loiselle, Program Director for FRIENDS WAY, discusses his important work supporting children who are grieving the loss of a parent. Special emphasis is placed on how the Opioid Crisis has impacted young people’s ability to connect. Volunteers are at the core of FRIENDS WAY and they are asked to make a big, yet important, commitment. Recruitment is an ongoing process. Finally, the impact Covid-19 has had, along with the need for additional funding, was explored.

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Building Connections Episode 21 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling Lily O’Toole, Project Coordinator for a Partnership for Success Grant, discusses addressing underage drinking and tobacco use. Special emphasis is placed on educating students about media influence as well as creating ways of impacting elementary aged youth.

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Building Connections Episode 20 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling Starfish Circle II Lindsey Miga discusses mental health, college transition and her helping High School students cope during a time of great uncertainty. Special emphasis is placed on child development as well as her creating a survey which looks into High School aged youth’s attempts to navigate through many present challenges.  

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Building Connections Episode 19 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling RecoveryTV RI John Tassoni, Vice President of the Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council, as well as a former State Senator and host of Recovery Radio, discusses the current climate regarding treatment and prevention. His new television show, RecoveryTV RI, addresses the need for us to collaborate with each other to create a viable network of services. Using a no-nonsense approach Mr. Tassoni is a powerful advocate for those in need.

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