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Roots and Wings
27 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Discussing Collective Trauma and How it Impacts a Community
Collective trauma are long-term psychological effects that are shared by a vast group of people. The mental health impact of a global pandemic, natural disasters, and tragic events are far reaching. Ingrid Cockhren is the director of PACEs Connection, she sits down with podcast host Jonquil Newland to discuss the impacts of collective trauma and how to cope.
22 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Advanced 2021 Child Tax Credit Payments: What Families Need to Know
Families are still feeling the financial burden caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are some tax credits that can help, for example the 2021 Child Tax Credit. Terry Reed, the Financial Literacy Manager for Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee in east Tennessee sits down with podcast host, Jonquil Newland to help explain what this is, who qualifies and how it works . Additional Resources Advanced Child Tax Credit Payment: IRS web siteKnoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee: YouTube video
30 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
A Pediatrician's View of the Pandemic and Moving Towards Our New Normal
Beginning on April, 5 anyone who is 16 and older and wants a COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to get it. Tennessee is several months into the vaccine distribution process, but a lot of people still have questions about the vaccine, its side effects and possible health implications down the road. Tennessee Department of Health Assistant Commissioner and Director of the Division of Family Health and Wellness, Dr. Tobi Amosun sits down with podcast host, Jonquil Newland, to discuss a pediatrician's view of the pandemic and how our new normal is near.
15 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Moving to a Post-Pandemic World: A Discussion with a School Nurse Coordinator
Amanda Johnson is the school nurse coordinator for the Tennessee Department of Education. On this episode of Roots and Wings she sits down with podcast host, Jonquil Newland, to discuss how school nurses have been impacted in the last year and what role they play in a student's healthcare needs in a post-pandemic world. Additional Resources: Coordinated School Health Website
28 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Infant Mental Health and How It's Impacted During a Global Pandemic
On this episode, Director of Child Well-Being Jenn Drake-Croft sits down with podcast host, Jonquil Newland to discuss infant mental health and how it's been impacted by the global pandemic. Additional Resources: Building Strong Brains Tennessee YouTube Videos
24 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Supporting Tennessee Students with Disabilities During a Global Pandemic
Every child and student in Tennessee has been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Students with disabilities and special education instructors have been faced with even more challenges than what they're used to experiencing. Theresa Nicholls is the Assistant Commissioner of Special Populations with the Tennessee Department of Education. She sits down with podcast host, Jonquil Newland, to discuss how students with disabilities have been impacted by the pandemic and resources available to families. Additional Resources: TN Dept. of Edu Special EducationThe Arc of Tennessee
29 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
What Families Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine
More than 8,000 Tennesseans have died from complications of COVID-19 and there are currently more than 650,000 active cases statewide. Health experts across the globe all agree, the only way to slow the pandemic and hopefully one day end it, is to get vaccinated. The Tennessee Health Department's Medical Director of the Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Immunization Program Dr. Michelle Fiscus sits down with podcast host, Jonquil Newland, and speaks candidly about how the vaccine roll out is going, when families can expect to get one and how it works inside the body. Resources Tennessee COVID-19 Information Hub (covid19tn.gov)
14 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Tennessee Expands the School-Based Behavioral Health Liaison Program During Crucial Time
This fall Governor Bill Lee helped to expand the School-Based Behavioral Health Liaison Program which directly serves Tennessee students who have or at risk for Serious Emotional Disturbance or SED. TDMHSAS's Director of School Based Initiatives Kayla Mumphrey sits down with podcast host, Jonquil Newland, to discuss the program expansion and how it serves teachers and students across Tennessee. Additional Resources: Children's Behavior Safety Net School Based Behavioral Health Liaison Program
21 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder and Pandemic Fatigue with Centerstone
It's normal to experience Seasonal Affective Disorder during the winter season. However, this season, much like most of 2020, will be far from normal. The pandemic may have an increased impact on those who suffer with depression and isolation. Centerstone Regional Vice President Beth Hail sits down with podcast host, Jonquil Newland, to discuss S.A.D. in the year of COVID and how you can help your family's mental health through the winter months.
20 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
A Parent's Story with Sipel Ibrahim
This is the third episode in a miniseries throughout the month of September that focuses on the stories of Tennessee families, specifically how their lives have changed throughout the past several months. On this episode, local mom Sipel Ibrahim sits down with podcast host, Jonquil Newland, to discuss the challenges her family has faced and worked through since the pandemic began. Check out some of the resources mentioned in the podcast below! Additional Resources State Resources are Available to Help Ease the Financial Burden of COVID-19 Regional Intervention Program Helps Families Work Through Challenging Behavior Regional Intervention Program -TDMHSAS
27 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
A Parent's Story with Katie Cundy
On this episode we continue our mini series throughout the month of September that focuses on the stories of Tennessee families, specifically how their lives have changed throughout the past several months due to COVID-19. Katie Cundy is a local mom and developmental therapist who works with young children across the state. We hope listeners can take away some valuable tips from this discussion!
27 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
A Parent's Story with Amy Blackwell
A Parent's Story is a mini series that will publish throughout the month of September and aims to highlight stories of parents and their families as we navigate a very interesting year. On this episode of Roots and Wings, podcast host Jonquil Newland chats with mom of four and local certified family support specialist, Amy Blackwell. Listen in as they discuss the challenges of navigating a global pandemic and the behavioral challenges that have come with it. Connect and find resources for Tennessee families: https://tnvoices.org/https://www.facebook.com/tnvoicesforchildrenhttps://socacrosstn.org/https://www.facebook.com/SOCacrossTN
27 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
How Adults and Parents can Take Care of Their Mental Health During a Global Pandemic
We’re going on five months of living in a global pandemic. Many Tennessee families have seen a change in income or experienced several hard ships for the first time because of the COVID 19 pandemic. All of these changes can lead to a lot of stress and anxiety for parents and guardians. On this episode of Roots and Wings we’re going to highlight several ways parents can take care of their mental health and that of their children as the year moves forward. Resources mentioned in the podcast:OCA Helpline at TDMHSAS: 1-800-560-5767 (M-F 8:00-4:30)TDMHSAS Crisis: 855-CRISIS-1 (855-247-7471) or "Text TN" to 741-741RIP: www.tn.gov/parenting-that-works Project BASIC: https://www.tn.gov/behavioral-health/mental-health-services/mental-health-services-for-children-and-youth/programs---services/programs-and-services/basic--better-attitudes-and-skills-in-children.html National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI): · https://challengingbehavior.cbcs.usf.edu/emergency/index.html Additional Mental Health Resources: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a national disaster distress helpline: 1-800-985-5990SAMHSA National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELPTN STEP: https://tnstep.org/
24 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
A Discussion on How Nashville is Tackling it's Early Childhood Literacy Deficit
Did you know 3 out of 4 Nashville third graders are not reading on grade level? This early literacy deficit has challenged the city for more than two decades. One program working to change this is the Blueprint for Early Childhood Success program, which utilizes resources from several area organization and non-profits. On this episode of Roots and Wings Christiane Buggs and Rene Dillard, both with the United Way of Greater Nashville, discuss the program and resources for families and educators with podcast host, Jonquil Newland. Resources referenced in the podcast: Blueprint for Early Childhood SuccesseduTOOLBOX Bright by Text
35 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Racism and Racial Injustice in America: Resources and Talking Points for Families and Youth
Dr. Kecia Carroll is the Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of Faculty Inclusion and Diversity for the Pediatric Office of Faculty Development. On this episode of Roots and Wings she sits down with podcast host, Jonquil Newland, to discuss the current racial climate in America and how families and adults can have healthy discussions about race and racial injustice with their families, children and youth.
18 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Highlighting Emergency Resources for Families Impacted by COVID-19
On this episode of Roots and Wings we highlight several state programs that are available to families who have been impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic. Programs like SNAP have served the community for years while new programs like the P-EBT program were implemented because of the hardships families faced to due the global pandemic. Keisha Thaxton with the Tennessee Department of Human Services talks with host, Jonquil Newland, about how programs like these benefit families.
23 minutes | May 15, 2020
"Its Okay Not to Feel Okay": A Pandemic Mental Health Discussion with TDMHSAS
On this episode of Roots and Wings we discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our mental health. Melissa Binkley with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is the program director for the Regional Intervention Program, a parent-implemented, professionally supported program for young children and their families who are experiencing challenging behavior. She sits down with host, Jonquil Newland, to discuss all things mental health and family related. Resources mentioned in podcast:Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a national disaster distress helpline: 1-800-985-5990TDMHSAS Office of Consumer Affairs Helpline – 1-800-560-5767 (M-F 8:00-4:30)TDMHSAS Crisis 855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471) or Text “TN” to 741-741SAMHSA National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP
20 minutes | May 6, 2020
Easing into Life After COVID-19 with the Tennessee Department of Health
Beginning in early May, many counties across Tennessee announced plans to phase in a reopen for the economy. Some of the largest and most populated counties remain closed. Your family may be wondering when things will get back to normal. Unfortunately, we'll be returning to a new normal. Nashville pediatrician Dr. Carolina Clark, with the Tennessee Department of Health, sits down with podcast host, Jonquil Newland, to discuss how life may be changing for Tennesseans in the wake of a global pandemic.
21 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Early Success Coalition Helps Memphis Families with Early Childhood Development
The Early Success Coalition in Memphis works to promote healthy babies and strong families. Program director, Kellie Mitchell sits down with podcast host, Jonquil Newland, to discuss the work of the Early Success Coalition and why every family in Memphis with small children can benefit!
20 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
COVID-19; How to Talk to Your Kids and Manage Social Distancing as a Family
We are living through a global pandemic, it's a first for most if not all of us. For parents and guardians it can be a challenge to answer your kids' questions or ease their fears when you are stressed or uncertain too. First, relax...we're all in this together. Second, take Dr. Carolina Clark's advice! Dr. Clark is a Nashville pediatrician who works with the Tennessee Department of Health. She sits down with podcast host, Jonquil Newland, to discuss all things COVID-19! Additional Resources: kidcentral tn Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Child Injury PreventionTennessee Suicide Prevention Network
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