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  • 00:13

    Quick Take Ohio: Seclusion, Restraints and Shackling

    in Legal

    Shakyra Diaz, Policy Director of the ACLU of Ohio, examines the new state policy regarding use of seclusion rooms and restraints in Ohio public schools and she also discusses the issues around routine shackling of youth appearing in juvenile court

  • Late night with Gayle Bluebird/Henrietta and Host Yvonne Smith

    in Current Events

    September 6 2015  9pm Eastern Time  call in 267 521 0167

    Gayle Bluebird, RN, has been active in the consumer/survivor movement since 1974.  She has worked in many different capacities. Prior to retiring she worked in the state of Delaware as the Director of Peer Services for five years. She worked on a team at the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors from 2002-2014. Ms. Bluebird often speaks at national conferences on subjects of peer roles in inpatient settings, on the healing value of touching and comfort, and on recovery through the arts.. In 2010 she was recognized with a national SAMHSA VOICE Award at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles for her contributions as a consumer advocate and activist. She is a flamboyant dresser and has created a character, Henrietta, a bit confused but humorous.  Her current goal is to organize a first national MAD Arts Festival for mental health consumers in 2016 and to keep writing her own personal memoirs.  Her published poetic memoir can be found on Amazon:  You’re Pretty When You Smile.”

  • 02:00

    Late Night with Hero Pat Risser and Host Yvonne Smith

    in Current Events

    August 30, 2015 Special Broadcase 9pm Eastern 8pm Cenral

    Pat Risser spent over ten years (1973 –1987) as a "mental patient" with over twenty hospitalizations including state hospital and various treatment modalities. His lived experience includes (often forced) inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, day treatment, individual, group and medication therapy He recovered fully and worked as a professionalThe organization also monitored facilities for compliance on issues such as use of seclusion and restraints. Pat started over 60 self-help, peer support groups (and local AMI family member He is also the recipant of numerous awards. Pat Risser   will provide a unique perspective of where are movement is and a look to the future. A person who does not understand his past is bound to repeat the future. Call in and join the conversation at  267-521-167 or lessen on podcast or blog radio.  

  • 00:46

    Is Your Facility Ready to Eliminate Restraint and Seclusion?

    in Psychology

    Dr. Greene's guest on today's program was David Colton, Ph.D., a renowned expert on cultural changes in behavioral health care organizations that can contribute to the reduction of the use of seclusion and restraint, a topic on which Dr. Colton lectures internationally.  Dr. Colton's expertise was very much in evidence on this program...a must-listen for any organization trying to reduce or eliminate restraint and seclusion!

  • 00:19

    Quick Take Ohio: A Toolkit to Help Reduce Solitary Confinement

    in Legal

    Quick Take Ohio: A Toolkit for Correctional Facilities to Help Reduce the Use of Solitary Confinement

    In March 2015, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) published a Toolkit to Reduce the Use of Isolation. This Toolkit is intended to guide leadership of youth correctional facilities in changing cultures that rely on solitary confinement as a behavior management tool. The Toolkit is another recent acknowledgment that the regular use of seclusion is not good for youth and must end. Ned Loughran, CJCA's Executive Director, joins this Quick Take Ohio to discuss the Toolkit, its components, and some promising practices.

  • 01:18

    Sensory Calming for Severe Autism: Marci Lebowitz, OT

    in Health

    Join Janice this week as she speaks with Occupational Therapist and autism expert, Marci Lebowitz.  Marci has been an Occupational Therapist for 28 years and an autism specialist for over a decade.  During her expansive career, she has worked in schools, private outpatient practices, hospitals, a prison medical facility and skilled nursing facilities.  Known as “The Mary Poppins of Autism” she has developed effective behavioral management systems, sensory calming strategies and alternatives to physical restraints and seclusion.  She is a dynamic speaker and loves educating autism parents, extended families and professionals about the underlying causes of challenging behaviors; distinguishing between tantrums, sensory overload and meltdowns; and how to have fun with children with severe autism.
    In Marci’s international private practice she offers loving support for families in her three day Comprehensives and professional consulting in autism classrooms, for therapists and medical professionals.  Marci provides successful alternatives to physical managements and restraints through the use of her Sensory Overload System (SOS)™.   Her groundbreaking Sensory Calming Equipment is known for being durable, affordable and can calm highly anxious, aggressive or volatile children with autism very quickly.

     Marci is the author of:  “A Parent’s Guide To Relating To, Understanding And Communicating With Your Autistic Child” and “Relating With Autism” For Educators Medical Professionals. 
    Find her eBooks and services online: www.marcilebowitz.com

  • 01:00

    Restraint And Seclusion - Special Needs Legislation

    in Parents

    Unlawful Restraint and Seclusion, Special Needs Legislation, Autism Insurance Laws, Secondary Education Advocacy with Mae Wilkinson http://www.examiner.com/pu

  • 00:30

    Grieving the Loss of a Spouse

    in Current Events

    “During those last few months, the pressure was something of another world and as earthly life wept, the bleeding of our hearts began to mingle with eternity and hovered in a strange vapor. There was no song to be heard; just the rhythm of waiting; and life held its breath.”

    The words of Susan VandePol in describing the loss of her beloved husband will draw you in. Teach you. Her book, Life After Breath, is a warm and honest companion and friend in the midst of a widow’s darkness and seclusion. It sets in place the foundation for her future with insight into a sacred Biblical revelation that will take your breath away.

    If you have ever grieved or wish you knew words for comforting a grieving friend, you will want to join Jeannie and Maxine on The River today as they chat with author Susan VandePol.

  • 00:49

    Cynthia Maclusky - Parent Advocacy Success Story

    in Family

    Cynthia is an active member of the autism community. She has a son who, through biomedical and therapeutic means, lost his diagnosis of autism and is a typical 16 years old.  Cynthia was one of the seven mom’s who lobbied successfully for Steven’s Law that requires insurance companies to cover autism in the state of Arizona. She has written articles for Autism File, spoken nationally, produced a documentary on co morbid medical conditions, been interviewed by local news, Lifetime TV, Good Morning America and appeared with her son in The New York Times Magazine this last summer. She is the Vice President of Autism Society of Greater Phoenix. Currently, she is helping to run legislation on restrain and seclusion in this legislative session.  She is also working with a group of lawyers to help parents with children with autism access good medical care with private insurance companies and using EPSDT to access appropriate care through Medicaid.

    All Autism Talk (allautismtalk.com) is sponsored by Autism Spectrum Therapies (autismtherapies.com) and Trellis Services (trellisservices.com) and Learn It Systems (learnitsystems.com)

  • 02:01

    Seclusion/Restraint of Coalinga State Hospital Patient

    in News

    Hear from witnesses to the seclusion and restraint of a Coalinga State Hospital patient, Riccardo King, who was forcibly medicated and tied down to a bed for a few weeks. The man was unable to understand commands, yet was being verbally and physically abused. Another sad story of abuse/neglect at CSH is presented.
    Then, hear from a man who successfully exited CSH in 2012, when his "SVP" case was dropped in Los Angeles County court. Clem reports in and discusses his life now, in Texas.

  • 00:15

    Quick Take Ohio: Ending the Harmful Practice of Solitary Confinement for Youth

    in Legal

    This week the Children's Law Center launched Stop Solitary of Ohio's Youth. This campaign focuses on bringing attention to and ending the destructive practice of isolating kids while placed in adult and juvenile correctional facilities, detention centers, and residential placements. On this podcast, Amy Fettig, the Senior Staff Counsel for the ACLU's National Prison Project, discusses why seclusion is harmful, provides an overview of how the practice is used, and updates listeners on efforts across the country to address the harmful practice.