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Addressing Childhood Anxiety

Mulling It Over with Bob Houghtaling

Release Date: 03/08/2022

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Mulling It Over with Bob Houghtaling

Building ConnectionsEpisode 33 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling Supporting Marginalized Youth Deidre O’Donnell, Program Manager with the South County Prevention Coalition, discusses her work addressing youth tobacco use and marginalized populations. Special emphasis is placed on health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community as well as how best to create bridges of support for young people.

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Building Connections Episode 32 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling Saving Lives  Michelle McKenzie, co-founder of Preventing Overdoses & Naloxone Intervention (PONI), discusses the importance of harm reduction strategies and how these can work closely with Prevention. Special emphasis is placed on naloxone kit distribution, trainings and the evolution of support initiatives.

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Building Connections Episode 31 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling  Music to My Ears  Abby White, a student at the Hartt School of Music and former East Greenwich High School graduate, discusses the role music has played in her life. Special emphasis is placed on advocacy for choral programs and how creating teams of belonging helps address mental health. Abby also discusses how they found support through connection with music.

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Building Connections Episode 30 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling Prevention Throughout the Summer Kathy and Bob discuss how prevention initiatives continue through the summer months. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing relationships that support mental health and a drug-free environment.    

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Building Connections Episode 29 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling Providing Hope Omar Bah, founder of the Refugee Dream Center, and candidate for The House of Representatives, details how trauma impacts marginalized populations. Special emphasis is placed on how he found significant support after escaping Gambia and the Death Penalty. Mr. Bah promises to continue advocating for those who struggle with mental health concerns.

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Building Connections Episode 28 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling  Supporting Children’s Mental Health Aly Kazmier and Bree Knight join Building Connections to Discuss BEE SMART, a program addressing mental health and young children. Presently the program is being piloted at Hanaford Elementary School and features information, engaging conversation and fun. You will be hearing much more from this dynamic duo in the future.

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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 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.