Podcasts

EPISODE 1: Acculturation and the Psychosocial Well-being of Latina/o Immigrants (13:50)

Sara Buckingham, doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, talks with the Global Alliance about what acculturation is, why it is important, why a new model is needed for conceptualizing acculturation, and the practical implications are of her research with Latina/o immigrant. 

EPISODE 2: Examining Burdens Among Caregivers of Veterans (17:11)

Dr. Joan Griffin, a public health expert at the Mayo Clinic and one of the authors from the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry special issue entitled, "Facilitating reintegration for military service personnel, veterans, and their families," describes the unique challenges facing caregivers of veterans with traumatic brain injury and polytrauma and proposes a model for predicting mental health outcomes in this population.

EPISODE 3:  Mass Incarceration & Re-entry Policy (53:00)

Global Alliance policy liaison Jill McLeigh and Incarceration Task Force member Jamielee Behrendt-Mihalski joined RadioActive to discuss policies that have led to and continue to contribute to this country's mass incarceration crisis, with a focus on policies related to mental health and substance use. A little policy. A little social justice. A lot of fun.

EPISODE 4: Fostering Economic Opportunity and Social Change: Transforming Lives and Communities in Rural Guatemala (12:46)

This episode highlights Wakami, a nonprofit and business that empowers underprivileged communities and connects them to markets around the world. Founder Maria Pacheco describes for us how Dreams + Opportunities = Change.

EPISODE 5: The Imperative to Learn: Evaluating Humanitarian Response (13:24)

International Rescue Committee Senior Research Director Jeannie Annan describes recent changes to the humanitarian assistance field and what they mean for research and evaluation. 

EPISODE 6: Refugee Mental Health and Well-Being (13:32)

Professor Virginia Gil-Rivas of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte talks with the Global Alliance about frameworks, strategies, and polices aimed at promoting mental health and well-being among refugees. 

EPISODE 7: Addressing Bullying in Schools (6:27)

Professor Sue Limber, Dan Olweus Distinguished Professor at Clemson University, discusses bullying prevention strategies, with a particular focus on comprehensive, school-wide efforts.