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info_outline Building Connections 06/15/2021
Building Connections Building Connections Michaela Shunney and Matt Cosgrove, East Greenwich High School students and advocates, join Kathy and Bob for Episode 1 of Building Connections. Today’s topic centers on LGBTQ concerns and rights, with special emphasis placed on building support.
info_outline Roads to Recovery 06/08/2021
Roads to Recovery Roads to Recovery with Kathy Sullivan and Bob Houghtaling/Prevention During a Pandemic Michele Mitchell, from the West Warwick Health Equity Zone, speaks about her role, as well as discusses how the HEZ met client’s needs during a crisis. Special emphasis is placed on Michele’s addiction to alcohol and the incredible journey towards her recovery. Website: Email:
info_outline Preventing Underage Drinking 06/02/2021
Preventing Underage Drinking Preventing Underage Drinking with Kathy Sullivan and Bob Houghtaling/Prevention During a Pandemic Kathy Gardner, discusses her work coordinating a Partnership for Success Grant, which addresses underage drinking. Special emphasis is placed on a myriad of creative initiatives which include; Sticker Shock, Mocktails and a number of school-based programs. Kathy is a returning guest who has been doing exemplary work in the South County Region of the State.
info_outline Connecting with Youth 05/25/2021
Connecting with Youth Connecting with Youth with Kathy Sullivan and Bob Houghtaling/Prevention During a Pandemic Amanda Slocum, Student Assistance Counselor, at Tollgate High School, discusses her role as well as a number of the challenges young people have faced during the Covid-19 Crisis. In addition, special emphasis is placed on how she networks within the school to provide support for young people regarding substance abuse and mental health.
info_outline A New Perspective 05/18/2021
A New Perspective Lindsey Miga, a student at East Greenwich High School, visits Prevention During A Pandemic to discuss her Senior Project which centers on Mental Health. Special emphasis is placed on the results of a student survey as well as ideas that create opportunities for young people to reconnect after Covid-19.
info_outline Episode 29: Lucy’s Booth 05/17/2021
Episode 29: Lucy’s Booth Episode 29: Lucy’s Booth The Starfish Circle Lindsey Miga shares the results of a survey she conducted while working on her Senior Project regarding Mental Health. Sophie Brusini and Bob Houghtaling join the conversation which also addresses solutions for alienation, community engagement, and the importance of building relationships.
info_outline A Wealth of Information 05/11/2021
A Wealth of Information A Wealth of Informationwith Kathy Sullivan and Bob Houghtaling/Prevention During a Pandemic Shannon Spurlock, Director of Training, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building for the RI Prevention Resource Center, joins Kathy and Bob and shares how her work supports local communities. RIPRC helps provide technical assistance to Prevention Providers and during the Covid -19 Crisis has become an even more important asset.
info_outline Involved in Many Ways 05/04/2021
Involved in Many Ways Involved in Many Wayswith Kathy Sullivan and Bob Houghtaling/Prevention During a Pandemic Sheri Shunney, parent, educator and valued community member, visits Prevention During a Pandemic to discuss her involvement in the Town of East Greenwich. Special emphasis is placed on challenges presenting parents, her work teaching at RI College, and a myriad of mental health/prevention initiatives she is engaged with at the local level.
info_outline The Right to Protest 05/03/2021
The Right to Protest Episode 28: Lucy’s Booth The Right to Protest Miguel Figueroa, EG High School student and activist, visit’s Lucy’s Booth to help initiate a discussion regarding the importance of protests. In addition, emphasis is placed on how some states are introducing legislation to support those who demonstrate violence against peaceful demonstrations.
info_outline Addressing the Climate 04/26/2021
Addressing the Climate Episode 27: Lucy’s BoothAddressing the Climate Sarah Brusini, a student at Williams College, meets with her sister, Sophie, and Bob Houghtaling, to discuss climate change. Special emphasis is placed on the impact Global Warming has on our air, oceans and forests. In addition, the conversation also examines how science seeks solutions to address an ever-growing concern. – protecting and restoring the world’s oceans. – endangered and threatened species in association with marine construction projects.
info_outline Problem Gambling 04/20/2021
Problem Gambling Problem Gamblingwith Kathy Sullivan and Bob Houghtaling/Prevention During a Pandemic Wendy Looker, RI Council for Problem Gambling, and Nancy Murray, Problem Gambling Program Manager at the RI Lottery, meet with Prevention During a Pandemic to discuss an ever-expanding concern. Special emphasis is placed on online gambling and its impact regarding young people.
info_outline Moving Ahead 04/13/2021
Moving Ahead Moving Ahead with Kathy Sullivan and Bob Houghtaling/Prevention During a Pandemic Andy Wade, Community Services Director for the Town of East Greenwich, meets with Kathy and Bob to discuss the importance of Parks and Recreation Programs in recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. Additional emphasis is placed on creating services for seniors as well as plans for the summer.
info_outline Self-Care 04/12/2021
Self-Care Episode 26: Lucy’s Booth Self-Care Sophie Brusini and Michaela Shunney, from ASAPP, meet with Bob Houghtaling to discuss a myriad of issues surrounding self-care. The conversation includes: avoiding toxic positivity, dealing with challenges and accepting your feelings.
info_outline Leading the Way 04/06/2021
Leading the Way Leading the Waywith Kathy Sullivan and Bob Houghtaling/Prevention During a Pandemic Sandra DelSesto, Consultant/Master Trainer, meets with Kathy and Bob to discuss advances within the Substance Abuse Prevention Field as well as how Covid has impacted the profession. Her work helped to pave the way for others to follow and continues today.
info_outline Fresh Air 03/30/2021
Fresh Air Fresh Airwith Kathy Sullivan and Bob Houghtaling/Prevention During a Pandemic Cyndi Rego joins Kathy and Bob to discuss her ever expanding role, with RISAS, which now includes working in East Greenwich/Warwick coordinating a Partnership for Success Grant. Special emphasis is also placed on addressing marginalized populations, the role of technology during the Covid-19 Crisis, and her networking with local Prevention Specialists.
info_outline Protecting the Land 03/29/2021
Protecting the Land Episode 25: Lucy’s Booth Protecting the Land Devon Parfait, future Chief of the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe, discusses issues facing his community at Lucy’s Booth. Special emphasis is placed on coastal land loss, educational challenges and the lack of economic opportunity for Louisiana’s Indigenous Peoples.
info_outline Recovery Friendly Workplaces 03/23/2021
Recovery Friendly Workplaces Recovery Friendly Workplaceswith Kathy Sullivan and Bob Houghtaling/Prevention During a Pandemic Jonathan Goyer, Director of the RI Recovery Friendly Workplaces Initiative, joins Kathy and Bob to discuss the important role(s) business leaders can play in supporting employees struggling with Substance Use Disorder. Additional emphasis is placed on his own recovery as well as the importance of continuing to reduce stigma as it pertains to addiction(s).
info_outline The Talk Club 03/22/2021
The Talk Club Lucy’s Booth Episode 24 The Talk Club Geoffrey Aptt joins Jadyn Cicerchia, and Bob Houghtaling, at Lucy’s Booth to discuss a new club he has helped to create at EG High School exploring diversity. Special emphasis is placed on addressing racism and encouraging people to develop a greater understanding of each other. ,
info_outline Food for Thought 03/18/2021
Food for Thought Lucy’s Booth Episode 23Food for Thought Alison Tovar Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island’s Nutrition and Food Sciences Department, shares her expertise regarding child obesity, the impact of marketing, and how many continue to struggle finding nutritious foods (food insecurity).
info_outline Making Things Happen 03/16/2021
Making Things Happen Making Things Happen with Kathy Sullivan and Bob Houghtaling/Prevention During a Pandemic Lisa Carcifero, Regional Coordinator for Blackstone Valley’s many prevention initiatives, visits Kathy and Bob to discuss challenges presented during the Covid-19 crisis. Special emphasis is placed on addressing Mental Health concerns, connecting with youth, and supporting diverse populations.
info_outline Irish Eyes 03/15/2021
Irish Eyes Lucy’s Booth Episode 22Irish Eyes Sophie Brusini and Bob Houghtaling celebrate Irish culture by recognizing dance, along with music, from the Emerald Isle. Special emphasis is placed on Irish Step Dancing as well as stereotypes pertaining to excessive drinking of alcohol.
info_outline Managing During a Crisis 03/09/2021
Managing During a Crisis Managing During a Crisis with Kathy Sullivan and Bob Houghtaling/Prevention During a Pandemic Andrew Nota, Town Manager for East Greenwich RI, joins Kathy and Bob to discuss the many challenges presenting residents (of EG) during Covid-19. Special emphasis is placed on Mental Health considerations as well as attempts to maintain quality services for the town.
info_outline Asynchronous Mondays 03/08/2021
Asynchronous Mondays Episode 21: Lucy’s Booth Asynchronous Mondays Sophie Brusini and Bob Houghtaling discuss Asynchronous Mondays, Mental Health and moving forward. Special emphasis is placed on many of the challenges and adjustments students have been asked to make during the Covid-19 Crisis.
info_outline The Herren Project 03/02/2021
The Herren Project The Herren Projectwith Kathy Sullivan and Bob Houghtaling Claire Akin, from the Herren Project, discusses her role, how the organization reaches out, and an overview of services offered. The Herren Project was created by Chris Herren, a former NBA Star, who suffered through addiction, and now works to support measures to lessen substance abuse concerns. website: Facebook: Youtube:
info_outline Prevention Plus 03/01/2021
Prevention Plus Episode 20: Lucy’s Booth Prevention Plus Kathy Sullivan, Director of the Kent County Prevention Coalition, visits Lucy’s Booth to discuss concerns related to Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Special Emphasis is placed on describing specific programs as well as detailing some of the major issues presenting young people. email: website:
info_outline Creating Positive Relationships 02/23/2021
Creating Positive Relationships Creating Positive Relationshipswith Kathy Sullivan and Bob Houghtaling Sergeant Wesley Pennington, from the RI State Police, visits Kathy and Bob to discuss impaired driving, marijuana legalization and training that promotes diversity. Special emphasis is placed on working with Police Departments and communities to help address issues regarding race. E-mail: Web: Office - (401) 764-5505
info_outline Making History Relevant 02/22/2021
Making History Relevant Lucy’s Booth Episode 19 Making History Relevant Local historian, and High School senior, David Amirsadri, visits Lucy’s Booth to discuss the rich history of East Greenwich. Special emphasis is placed on the importance of knowing the past as well as a new livestream program which highlights the East Greenwich Jail.
info_outline Building Community 02/15/2021
Building Community Lucy’s Booth Episode 18 Building Community Bob Houghtaling visits Sophie Brusini, at Lucy’s Booth, to discuss a number of programs that promote community, mental health and race relations. Special emphasis is placed on the work young people are doing during the Covid-19 Crisis.
info_outline A Wonderful Bridge Builder 02/09/2021
A Wonderful Bridge Builder A Wonderful Bridge Builder Prevention During A Pandemic with Kathy Sullivan and Bob Houghtaling Mike Fratus, from CCAP, discusses his work delivering Prevention and Social Services to individuals living in the city of Warwick. In addition, significant emphasis is placed on engaging youth through sports and other afterschool initiatives.
info_outline A Wonderful Support 02/01/2021
A Wonderful Support Episode 17: Lucy’s Booth A Wonderful Support Jennifer Tedeschi, a teacher at East Greenwich High School who specializes in working with Neurodiverse students, discusses her role as well as challenges presented by the Coronavirus Crisis. Special emphasis is placed on developing supports for students and the role stigma plays regarding Mental Health.