Cover art for podcast Essential Conversations

Essential Conversations

54 EpisodesProduced by Mid-America ATTC Website

Welcome to Essential Conversations, a podcast for behavioral health providers in Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, and NE). Join us as we explore topics related to behavioral health and addiction, including stigma, trauma informed care, equity and diversity, leadership, and more. This project is produced by the… read more

54 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

Recovery Month Edition: Jazie

September 28th, 2023

21:57

Each person who enters recovery is as unique as their story. And this month, in honor of recovery month, we are bringing you recovery stories from …

Recovery Month Edition: Casey

September 21st, 2023

28:23

Each person who enters recovery is as unique as their story. And this month, in honor of recovery month, we are bringing you recovery stories from …

Recovery Month Edition: Hector

September 14th, 2023

20:19

Each person who enters recovery is as unique as their story. And this month, in honor of recovery month, we are bringing you recovery stories from …

Recovery Month Edition: Laura

September 7th, 2023

22:00

Each person who enters recovery is as unique as their story. And this month, in honor of recovery month, we are bringing you recovery stories from …

CRTIC: Fight the Shame and Share the Love

July 28th, 2023

1:13:22

In this episode, we connected with two women uniquely supporting health and well-being in their communities. Raquel Garcia is University Health’s Community Health Education Nurse working in Kansas City, Missouri, and …

CRTIC: Be Intentional and Own Your Impact

July 14th, 2023

1:05:54

Episode 8, with Russell Anderson and Jake Pitts Russell Anderson and Jake Pitts lead the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts at University Health in Kansas City, MO. In this deeply self-reflective conversation, …

CRTIC: Humility and Communication

June 30th, 2023

59:54

In this episode, our guests Dr. Alli Morton and Dr. Hanna Grandgenett, both from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute share a variety of insights they have gained, and are still gaining, as …

CRTIC: The Wisdom of Lived Experience

June 9th, 2023

1:08:51

In this episode, we speak with two women who both have used their own experiences to forge new paths and address inequities for people in their respective communities. Dr. Anitra Warrior, Ph.D., LP, is an American …

CRTIC: Being More “Human” Human Beings

May 19th, 2023

56:03

Chandra Green, Director of Alive and Thrive in Wyandotte County, KS, and Clara Sainte, Kansas City social worker, therapist, and adjunct faculty at …

CRTIC: Pour a Cup of Tea and Sit With It

May 5th, 2023

1:03:40


Episode 4, with Erika Holliday and Lauren Ragan Wilkerson 

This episode features Erika Holliday, Substance Use Coordinator for the Unified …

CRTIC: Moving Beyond Sage on a Stage

April 14th, 2023

1:01:23

Our guests for this episode are Jesse Kohler, Executive Director of the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) in Washington, DC, …

CRTIC: Each One Reach One

March 24th, 2023

1:04:58


Episode 2, with Eva Santiago and Bernadette Spooner Thompson


You won’t want to miss a minute of this bold, broad, bravely-honest, bias-busting …

CRTIC: Powerful Practices to Care, Share, & Heal

March 10th, 2023

52:38

In this episode, we share an inspiring discussion with Akeem Curns, Vice President of Camp Fire Heartland, and Dr. Marvia Jones, Director of the Kansas City Missouri Health Department, that highlights the far-reaching …

CRTIC: Don’t Do This Hard Work Alone

February 24th, 2023

17:03

Join us for Culturally Responsive Trauma Informed Care (CRTIC), our next topic on the Trauma Informed Caring Podcast, a member of the family of …

TIC What’s in Your Soil: The Power of One

October 1st, 2022

36:45

Open your mind and your heart for this candid discussion with our guest, Mindy Davidson, as we explore the power of one caring adult to mitigate the …

TIC What’s in Your Soil: The Power of Community

September 23rd, 2022

43:15

Join us for a heart-felt, wide-ranging discussion with our guest, Kim Shaw-Ellis, and get inspired by the power of being seen, valued, and connected, the power of intentional focus on goodness and ways we get that which …

Trauma Informed Caring: What's In Your Soil? : Stewards of Hope

September 16th, 2022

38:30

In this engaging conversation with our guest, Imam Jamal Shakur, we discuss the importance of knowing and understanding what is happening to you in order to find paths for healing, being relational and intentional about …

Powerful Resources

September 16th, 2022

33:49

This vulnerable and authentic conversation with our guest, Tom Young, explores several powerful external and internal resources that foster …

What's In Your Soil?

September 2nd, 2022

23:54

Join us for our next topic on the Trauma Informed Caring Podcast, a member of the family of “Essential Conversations” podcasts brought to you by the …

Trauma Informed Caring in Leadership – We Don’t Need Another Hero

April 29th, 2022

40:44

Leaders Vladimir Sainte, Clinical Director of Counseling and Family Support Services at The Children’s Place, and Andy Campbell, Principal at Summit Ridge Academy, have surprising insights to share in this discussion …

Trauma Informed Caring in Leadership –Turning the Tide of Turnover

April 22nd, 2022

49:22

This engaging conversation with Tiffany Sturdivant of University Health Behavioral Health and Lisa Charlson of University Health Human Resources naturally coalesced around leadership practices that help organizations …

Trauma Informed Caring in Leadership –Funders Can Be Trauma Informed, Too

April 15th, 2022

40:14

Listen in to our fascinating and inspiring conversation with Cathy Harding and Randy Lopez of Wyandotte Health Foundation in Kansas City, Kansas, a mission-driven organization that has sought to improve the health of …

Trauma Informed Caring in Leaership – Lessons from the Forefront

April 8th, 2022

57:35

Episode 5, with guests Susan Woodford and Marsha Morgan

Grab your favorite beverage, pen, and paper, and settle in; you won’t want to miss a minute of this impassioned, enlightening discussion with two seasoned leaders …

Trauma Informed Caring in Leadership –Abandon All Hope of Fruition

April 1st, 2022

43:53

Julianna Stuart of Preservation of Affordable Housing and Dena Sneed of the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation lead through relationship, …

Trauma Informed Caring in Leadership -Modeling a Life of Recovery, Well-Being, and Hope

March 25th, 2022

43:02

Join us for a heartfelt conversation with Mirna Herrera and Shalise Williams, both with University Health Behavioral Health, who are forging new pathways in the trauma-informed practice of peer support in community …

Trauma Informed Caring in Leadership - Make Time for What’s Most Important

March 18th, 2022

35:16

In this episode, we talk with Angelique Nedved and Juan Rangel from SchoolSmartKC about trauma informed caring in educational settings. Hear what …

Trauma Informed Caring in Leadership -Living the Change You Wish to See

March 11th, 2022

40:34

What do a Level 1 Trauma Center Emergency Department and a local church have in common? Join us for this episode and find out! In an authentic, …

Trauma Informed Caring in Leadership

March 4th, 2022

20:29

Join us for a new and timely topic on the Trauma Informed Caring Podcast, a member of the family of “Essential Conversations” podcasts brought to you …

Trauma Informed Caring: Roundtable Conversation #2

December 17th, 2021

33:21

Join us for yet another engaging discussion featuring more of our previous guests from Season 3 of Essential Conversations! In this second roundtable, we continue to dive even deeper into the practices of trauma …

Trauma Informed Caring: Roundtable Conversation #1

December 10th, 2021

34:23

oin us for an engaging discussion with some of our previous guests from Season 3 of Essential Conversations! In this roundtable, we dive even deeper into the practices of trauma informed caring in real life. Listen in …

Trauma Informed Caring: The Cycle of Compassion

November 19th, 2021

47:30

Episode 8, featuring Keithia Roberts and Sarah Corlett


This episode captures our deeply connected conversation with Keithia Roberts of Talbert House and Sarah Corlett of Design Impact, both located in Cincinatti, OH. …

Trauma Informed Caring: We are ALL Human Beings

November 12th, 2021

49:10

Episode 7, featuring Kelvin Owens and James Stout

Kelvin Owens and James Stout, both in the Public Safety department at University Health, join us for a conversation about preparing your mindset for the ongoing journey …

Trauma Informed Caring: All Hands On Deck

November 5th, 2021

45:29

Episode 6, featuring Jessica Welch and Kim Colegrove

In this episode, we are joined by Kim Colegrove, who teaches meditation and mindfulness for …

Trauma Informed Caring: Put a Vest Around Your Brain

October 29th, 2021

39:51

Episode 5, featuring Sean Hess and Aaron Knipmeyer

Our guests, Sean Hess of the Kansas City Police Department and Aaron Knipmeyer of the Lafayette …

Trauma Informed Caring: Make a Longer Table

October 22nd, 2021

30:59

Episode 4, featuring Jennifer Manuleleua and Merideth Rose

We had so much great conversation with Jennifer and Merideth that we let the recording run …

Trauma Informed Caring: Connecting with Your Square Squad

October 15th, 2021

32:25

Episode 3, featuring Jennifer Manuleleua and Merideth Rose

Jennifer Manuleleua and Merideth Rose, both of Community Services League, share with us …

Trauma Informed Caring: Rose, Thorn, and Seed

October 8th, 2021

42:00

Episode 2, featuring Doug Burgess and Kreasha Williams

Episode 2, Our conversation with Doug Burgess and Kreasha Williams, from University Health Behavioral Health, centers on personal practices that allow us to both …

Trauma Informed Caring: This Changes Everything

October 1st, 2021

30:23

Episode 1, we have an enlightening conversation with Starla Brennan of Amethyst Place about the ways trauma-informed caring changes how we see and respond to so-called “bad” behaviors in those we serve, in our …

Trauma Informed Caring

August 12th, 2021

17:00

Episode 0

Join us for an introduction to the Trauma Informed Caring Podcast, a member of the family of “Essential Conversations” podcasts brought to …

Essential Conversations: Where Do We Go From Here? Recapping Important Highlights

June 4th, 2021

33:54

This is season 2, episode 4 of Essential Conversations, a podcast for behavioral health providers in region 7. The experts from the series will recap important highlights from season 2 and provide resources for the …

Essential Conversations: Misconceptions of Substance Use

June 4th, 2021

40:57

This is season 2, episode 3 of Essential Conversations, a podcast for behavioral health providers in region 7. This episode will discuss common misconceptions of substance use.

This project is brought to you by the …

Essential Conversations: Does This Look Like Me? Emerging Patterns of Substance Use

June 4th, 2021

43:50

This is season 2, episode 2 of Essential Conversations, a podcast for behavioral health providers in region 7. This episode will discuss the …

Essential Conversations: Addressing the Stigma Associated with Substance Use Disorder

June 4th, 2021

35:37

This is season 2 of Essential Conversations, a podcast for behavioral health providers in region 7. This episode will define and address stigma  and highlight appropriate language and ways you can decrease the impact of …

Post Pandemic Trends in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder

November 2nd, 2020

35:04

Essential Conversations in Social Services 2020 is intended for behavioral health (BH) and substance use disorder (SUD) providers. During each episode, we will interview a subject matter expert on a timely topic and …

Psychiatrists' View of Supporting Recovery in 2020 & Beyond

September 16th, 2020

29:40

Essential Conversations in Social Services 2020 is intended for behavioral health (BH) and substance use disorder (SUD) providers. During each episode, we will interview a subject matter expert on a timely topic and …

The Importance of Housing & Employment

August 28th, 2020

33:03

Essential Conversations in Social Services 2020 (formally 20-Minute Tips) is intended for behavioral health (BH) and substance use disorder (SUD) providers. During each episode, we will interview a subject matter expert …

Race & COVID-19

July 22nd, 2020

37:08

Essential Conversations in Social Services 2020 (formally 20-Minute Tips) is  intended for behavioral health (BH) and substance use disorder (SUD) providers. During each episode, we will interview a subject matter …

Self-Care

May 24th, 2020

22:15

Essential Conversations in Social Services 2020 is intended for behavioral health (BH) and substance use disorder (SUD) providers. During each episode, we will interview a subject matter expert on a specific topic and …

Housing Learning Community: How to Get Started

November 7th, 2019

1:56:37

Safe, stable, and affordable housing is increasingly recognized as a vital part of recovery. What role can substance use disorder treatment and …

Housing Learning Community: Funding Sources and Development

October 31st, 2019

55:29

Safe, stable, and affordable housing is increasingly recognized as a vital part of recovery. What role can substance use disorder treatment and …

Housing Learning Community: Alternative Housing Types

October 11th, 2019

1:00:50

Safe, stable, and affordable housing is increasingly recognized as a vital part of recovery. What role can substance use disorder treatment and …

Housing Learning Community: Housing with Special Populations, Part 2

October 2nd, 2019

58:05

Safe, stable, and affordable housing is increasingly recognized as a vital part of recovery. What role can substance use disorder treatment and …

Housing Learning Community: Housing with Special Populations, Part 1

September 13th, 2019

1:00:25

Safe, stable, and affordable housing is increasingly recognized as a vital part of recovery. What role can substance use disorder treatment and …

Housing Learning Community: Housing 101

September 1st, 2019

1:00:22

Safe, stable, and affordable housing is increasingly recognized as a vital part of recovery. What role can substance use disorder treatment and …

Loading ...

Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to Essential Conversations

RadioPublic

A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://anchor.fm/s/dd06d64/podcast/rss

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens