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The Impact of COVID-19 on Veteran Mental Health & Well-being

The Impact of COVID-19 on Veteran Mental Health & Well-being

November 10, 2020

This episode discusses the impact of COVID-19 on providing support and essential services to Veterans and their families, including concerns regarding Veteran mental health and well-being and recommended actions to take.

Guest: Walidah Bennett, Founder and Director of the Multi-faith Veterans Initiative housed at DePaul University Egan Office for Urban Education and Community Partnerships

Adversity and Resilience in Children and Families

Adversity and Resilience in Children and Families

October 14, 2020

This episode, recorded during Coming Together for Action 2020, explores the impact of adversity on children's health and well-being in the context of COVID-19 as well as, more generally, the role of governments and health systems in addressing this impact and the importance of long-term engagement with systems of support for families experiencing major life stressors.

Guest: Irwin Sandler, 2019 Blanche F. Ittleson Award winner

Health and Human Rights in the time of COVID-19

Health and Human Rights in the time of COVID-19

October 6, 2020

This episode, recorded during Coming Together for Action 2020, explores the intersection between health and human rights in the context of COVID-19 and discusses the new Pompeo Commission.

Guest: Sofia Gruskin, 2020 Max Hayman Award winner

Human Trafficking in the Context of COVID-19

Human Trafficking in the Context of COVID-19

July 30, 2020

This episode discusses the impact of COVID-19 on providing essential services to survivors of human trafficking, key concerns resulting from the pandemic, and recommended actions.

Guest: Jessa Dillow-Crisp, co-founder and executive director of Bridgehope

Technology & Mental Health in the Era of COVID-19

Technology & Mental Health in the Era of COVID-19

April 10, 2020

This episode explores the role that technology can play in addressing mental health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Guest: Swarnima (Nima) Chaudhary, a technology project manager at the National Mental Health Innovation Center, University of Colorado Anschutz Campus

Easing Anxiety in an Uncertain Time

Easing Anxiety in an Uncertain Time

March 18, 2020

This episode talks about some of the evolving mental health-related issues that individuals and families are experiencing in light of COVID-19. It examines actions that each of us can take to assist others and help ourselves in this uncertain time.

Guest: Cynthia Handrup, President of the Global Alliance

Understanding Social Distance

Understanding Social Distance

March 17, 2020

Listen to this episode to find out what social distancing means in light of COVID-19.

Guest: Katherine Schlatter

Katherine earned her doctorate from the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College Columbia University in May of 2018. She also has graduate degrees in Child Development and Psychology, and Biology from Harvard University. Currently, Katherine works for a Tribe-owned Health Promotion and Disease Prevention program serving Plains Tribe youth. Through a collaboration with this program she develops tools for adherence to treatment and care. Before moving into academic work, Katherine worked in Hong Kong as a journalist for Voice of America. She was also a regular contributor to National Public Radio. 

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