State of Mind: The Science Behind Trauma Responsive Family Relationships

Join us with guest speaker Ruth Ann Ott for our fourth interview on the subject of trauma-informed practices and their impact on communities. Ruh Ann Ott is the Divisional Director of Children and Family Services for Southside Behavioral Health. Additionally, she is certified in brain spotting and has been trained in EMDR therapy. Originally, Ruth…

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State of Mind: The Importance of Trauma-Informed Care in our Schools

Join us with guest speaker Kelly Colgate for our second interview on the subject of trauma-informed practices and their impact on communities. Kelly Colgate is the Chase City Elementary School Counselor and has been there for 26 years. Additionally, she also works at the Mecklenburg YMCA as a fitness yoga instructor and is an active…

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State of Mind: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma-Responsive Communities

Join us with guest speaker Keith Cartwright for our first interview on the subject of trauma-informed practices and their impact on communities. Cartwright is the Adverse Childhood Experiences Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Most of his work revolves around suicide prevention, mental health wellness, substance use prevention, and of…

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State of Mind: Supporting LGBTQ+ Communities

Southside Behavioral Health’s Ryan McCoull, director of child & family services for the agency, talks with mental health professional Wesley Cook about ways we can positively affect and support the LGBTQ+ communities in our area. Wesley is an outpatient counselor at a nonprofit organization in Roanoke, Virginia. He holds a masters in social work from…

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