Renee Shaw and guests discuss COVID-19’s impact on special education and student mental health. Guests include: Eric Friedlander, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services; Gretta Hylton, associate commissioner at the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Early Learning; and Allison Slone, special education teacher at McBrayer Elementary School.
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Marta Miranda-Straub from Kentucky’s Dept. of Community-Based Services Discusses Trauma and Toxic Stress in Children
In an extended interview, Marta Miranda-Straub, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Community-based Services (DCBS) discusses trauma and toxic stress in children.
In a study released on Sept. 2 by Boston University researchers, half of U.S. adults surveyed reported at least some signs of depression, such as hopelessness, feeling like a failure or getting little pleasure from doing things. That’s double the rate from a different survey two years ago. Read more on research conducted early during the COVID-19 pandemic in this article from the Associated Press via PBS NewsHour.
In an extended interview, Dr. Ginny Sprang, Ph.D., executive director of executive director of the UK Center on Trauma and Children, discusses how to spot warning signs of trauma in children, effective therapies to help them regain good mental health, and how to help young people in the current social climate of COVID-19 and heightened racial unrest.
Betty ‘BJ’ Adkins Discusses the Bounce Coalition’s Mission to Help Children with Adverse Childhood Experiences
Betty "BJ" Adkins, co-leader of the Bounce Coalition that operates in Louisville and 16 counties overall in Kentucky, talks about how she and her staff identify children that are struggling with adverse childhood experiences and how they work with families and school systems to help at-risk kids.
Against the backdrop of COVID-19 and protests opposing systemic racism, host Renee Shaw and experts present the science of childhood trauma and the path to healing. Funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
The coronavirus pandemic has shed new light on racial disparities in American health outcomes. Economic disadvantage is one reason Black people in the United States are on average less healthy than white people -- but there are other causes, including the ongoing stress of systemic racism. Paul Solman reports in the second of a two-part Race Matters series.
Jamie Leventhal of PBS NewsHour writes about a testing program started by Instagram that removes visible likes from the platform. The program, designed to reduce the anxiety that can build while constantly checking social media, allows users to see how many likes they receive for their own posts but hides likes of other users' posts.
Despite an uptick in the number of child psychiatrists nationwide, one out of five U.S. children live in a county with no such provider, according to a study published this week in the journal Pediatrics, which also found that those specialists are largely concentrated in certain pockets of the country. Meanwhile, for various reasons, only half of U.S. children with a mental health condition are receiving treatment. A report from PBS NewsHour’s Laura Santhanam.
Renee speaks with the new executive director of the Community Action Council, Sharon Price, about her vision for the agency and advancing its mission of eliminating and reducing poverty by supporting early childhood development and education, assisting in job training and employment, and more. Next, Damon Cobble, a licensed marriage and family therapist and a mental health practitioner at Jefferson County Public Schools, talks about the Minority Mental Health Project he founded to help high-risk populations connect to a range of culturally sensitive behavioral, mental health prevention, and intervention services.