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  • 00:50

    Anna Bullard on Eva's Law - Autism Insurance for Georgia

    in Family

    Anna Bullard's advocacy for her daughter and other children with autism is a true inspiration. Many people will be familiar with her fight for autism insurance coverage in Georgia from her youtube video (Ava's Story, Autism Insurance for Georgia).


    Anna Bullard is the Director of Community Outreach and Advocacy for the Early Autism Project (EAP). She is on the board for the Autism Society of Georgia and the Autism Advisory Council Center for Leadership in Disability,GSU. She has been working as a parent advocate for Ava’s Law since 2009. Anna is an advocate for services and other needed resources for families with autism throughout the southeast including Ga, FL, SC, KY and TN. She has made it her personal mission to see that these families have equal access to services no matter where they live. Anna is married and has three girls. Her 10 year old daughter, Ava, was diagnosed with autism in 2007 and has been the inspiration for her passion to see every child with autism have the resources and services they need to meet their full potential. Anna recently received the national “Speak Out” award.

  • 01:41

    Episode 967: Chaplain's Corner

    in Training

    Join Captain & Chaplain Jeremy Hurd as he discusses various topics about how and why a chaplain program is important to the fire service.

  • Episode 939: Chaplain's Corner

    in Training

    Join Captain & Chaplain Jeremy Hurd as he discusses various topics about how and why a chaplain program is important to the fire service.

  • 00:45

    The 1st-Ever Open-Mic CoHealth Radio Show: Caregiving is the Topic

    in Caregiving

    CoHealth Checkup cohosts, fran melmed (lower-case letters intended) and Carol Harnett, finally get to do what they've always wanted to do: Host a Car-Talk-like radio show on anything and everything related to employer-provided health, wellness and benefits. There are no promises that this will be a polictically-correct program, although no person or company will be maligned or otherwise attacked via this 30-minute conversation. 


    They're going to start with the topic of employees involved with caregiving, but will open up the phone lines and invite your participation and questions.


    Join them!


     

  • 01:27

    Episode 882: Chaplain's Corner

    in Training

    Join Captain & Chaplain Jeremy Hurd as he discusses various topics about how and why a chaplain program is important to the fire service.

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 946

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is April Marie Loposky from Pennsylvania, founder of Marley's Mission, a "Horses Healing Children" non-profit organization that provides equine-based therapy free of charge to children, and their families, who have experienced trauma. Her commitment to Marley's Mission is a personal one – her then 5 year old daughter was attacked in the early morning hours of July 5, 2009, in their home in Taylor, PA. Police immediately responded to her home and captured her daughter's attacker. As the legal process went on, Ms. Loposky saw firsthand her daughter's interaction with horses and their innate ability to help children like her heal – unconditional love and trust – from horse to child and child to horse. Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) has shown evidenced-based efficacy in patients who have experience abuse and now suffer with depression, anxiety and other symptoms as a result of abuse. Research and observational findings have shown EAP yields a variety of psychotherapeutic benefits such as: confidence; self-efficacy; self-concept; communication; anxiety reduction, and most importantly… trust. Marley's Mission currently has several horses as well as the use of stables and fields in Lake Ariel, PA. Marley's Mission employs a team approach to healing children who have experienced trauma. The treatment team includes a specially trained Trauma Therapist and an Equine Specialist. See the web site at: www.marleysmission.com

  • 00:08

    Boots & Hooves Gary Kempiak Founder

    in Military

    (124) Boots and Hooves with Gary Kempiak Founder


    Back in March 2014 I did another show dealing with using Horses to help treat veterans with a variety of issues. Somehow I came across the Boots and Hooves website and again my interest was piqued and so I contacted Gary Kempiak 


    one of the three Founders,  now we have a show.


    Our Mission


    The mission of this new program is to support all military personal, regardless of branch, and veterans in pinpointing many different social, emotional, and personal attributes in order to sail through life and establish well-being, tolerance, and solidarity. Boots & Hooves was formed to provide healing and establish a positive view of the future.


    Boots & Hooves is a non-profit organization (pending) that focuses on Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) partnered with military personnel. This program was designed to promote overall wellbeing and establish an improved understanding of health, teamwork, and wellness.


    Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is considered experiential in nature; this means that each person who goes through this program takes away something different. They learn what works for their life and the lives of their family. Through EAP research, many benefits have been noted including, but not limited to, providing a format in dealing with and controlling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


    gkempiak@bootsandhooves.org

  • 00:05

    Boots and Hooves with Gary Kempiak Founder

    in Military

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    (124) Boots and Hooves with Gary Kempiak Founder


    Back in March 2014 I did another show dealing with using Horses to help treat veterans with a variety of issues. Somehow I came across the Boots and Hooves website and again my interest was piqued and so I contacted Gary Kempiak 


    one of the three Founders,  now we have a show.


    Our Mission


    The mission of this new program is to support all military personal, regardless of branch, and veterans in pinpointing many different social, emotional, and personal attributes in order to sail through life and establish well-being, tolerance, and solidarity. Boots & Hooves was formed to provide healing and establish a positive view of the future.


    Boots & Hooves is a non-profit organization (pending) that focuses on Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) partnered with military personnel. This program was designed to promote overall wellbeing and establish an improved understanding of health, teamwork, and wellness.


    Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is considered experiential in nature; this means that each person who goes through this program takes away something different. They learn what works for their life and the lives of their family. Through EAP research, many benefits have been noted including, but not limited to, providing a format in dealing with and controlling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


    gkempiak@bootsandhooves.org

  • 00:31

    "Employee Assistance Programs - What's the Value?"

    in Business

    BluPrint welcomes Dr. Joseph Bullock to our radio show!  Dr. Bullock will enlighten us on the value and benefit of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs).  EAPs intended to help employees better deal with personal problems that might impact their work-place performance, behaviors and well-being.  EAPs include short-term counseling and referral services for employees and their household members. On this episode, Dr. Bullock will talk with us about several critical areas including the most common reasons clients seek EAP services, how EAP services help veterans and those who are active duty may take advantage of EAP services. 


    ABOUT DR. BULLOCK


    Dr. Bullock has over 25 years of experience as a professional counselor, clinical supervisor and administrator.  Currently, he is currently the Director of Substance Abuse Services for the Arlington County Department of Human Services in Arlington, Virginia.


    Dr. Bullock is also a consultant to the United States Navy providing training and clinical supervision services to counselors in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. Dr. Bullock’s professional experience also includes providing numerous workshops on mental health, substance abuse and other counseling related topics. Dr. Bullock is an Adjunct Faculty at Liberty University in the Center for Counseling and Family Studies. Dr. Bullock has a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Doctoral Degree in Community Agency Counseling from Virginia Tech University. Dr. Bullock is licensed as a professional counselor and substance abuse treatment provider in Virginia and Maryland.

  • 00:31

    How Employee Assistance Programs Engage and Nurture Talent

    in Business

    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 6:30-7:00 pm ET for radio, 7:00-8:00 pm ET for the Twitter chat.


    Last week we talked about employee engagement, and this week we’re going to talk about employee assistance programs (EAP).


    EAP services are critical for businesses. They help manage costs by reducing absenteeism, health care costs and more by freeing manager time from dealing with employee personal issues, and help encourage employee engagement.


    Join #TChat co-creators and hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we learn more about EAP’s with this week’s guest: Mark Sagor, President of Comprehensive EAP, and Mark McAuliffe, Global Staffing Manager for Waters Corporation.


    A special thank you to our sponsors: RIVS, Dice, TalentWise, Globoforce and Peoplefluent -- and to our marketing partner, Red Branch Media.

  • 01:03

    Terry Gorski Internationally Recognized Substance Abuse Expert

    in Self Help

    It's an Honor to have Terry Gorski on Kickass Personal Transformation with Marti MacGibbon


    If you've overcome addiction, or are currently suffering from addiction, then you don't want to miss this show.  Terry is an authority on addiction and relapse prevention.  On this show Terry will shares his insights and vast years of experience with you.  His messages are powerful, insightful, and encouraging.  Terry delivers hope, and an understanding about the disease.


    About Terry Gorski


    Terence T. Gorski is an internationally recognized expert on substance abuse, mental health, violence, & crime. He is best known for his contributions to relapse prevention, managing chemically dependent offenders, and developing community-based teams for managing the problems of alcohol, drugs, violence, and crime. He has extensive experience working with employee assistance programs (EAP) and has special expertise in working with emergency professionals including fire, medical, and law enforcement.  He is a prolific author and has published numerous books and articles.

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