Podcasts

Find podcasts produced by the Global Alliance arranged by topic or interest.

Child Well-Being
COVID-19 Series
Human Rights and Equity
Human trafficking
Justice Reform
Migrants and Displaced Persons
Population Mental Health and Well-Being
Veterans


Child Well-Being

Integrated Interventions, Implementation Science, and Promoting Mental Health among Vulnerable Children & Families (24:56) – October 14, 2020

In this podcast recorded during Coming Together for Action 2020, Theresa Betancourt, 2020 Blanche F. Ittleson Award Winner, talks with us about being a successful mental health researcher, the importance of cultural humility in working with vulnerable populations, delivering large-scale evidence-based interventions, and recommendations on how we can bridge the gap between research and practice.

Adversity and Resilience in Children and Families (21:04) – October 14, 2020

In this podcast recorded during Coming Together for Action 2020, Irwin Sandler, 2019 Blanche F. Ittleson Award Winner, explores the impact of adversity on children’s health and well-being in the context of COVID-19 as well as, more generally, the role of governments and health systems in addressing this impact, and the importance of long-term engagement with systems of support for families experiencing major life stressors.

Advocating for Children's Mental Health Care Policy (12:20) – October 14, 2020

In this podcast recorded during Coming Together for Action 2020, Sally Raphel, current Policy Chair and Consultant at the International Society for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, discusses her experiences and approach to policy change, along with her current efforts focused on advocating for children’s mental health.

Behind the Scenes with the Guest Editor of this month’s AJO: Bullying in Special Populations (11:17) – July 11, 2018

Listen to our interview with Dr. Dorothy Espelage, Professor of Psychology at the University of Florida and a guest editor of the July 2018 special issue of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry on Bullying in Special Populations.

Addressing Bullying in Schools (6:27) – October 11, 2017

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


COVID-19 Series

The Impact of COVID-19 on Veteran Mental Health & Well-being (13:16) – November 10, 2020

This podcast with Walidah Bennett, Founder and Director of the Multi-faith Veterans Initiative housed at DePaul University Egan Office for Urban Education and Community Partnerships, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on providing support and essential services to Veterans and their families, concerns regarding Veteran mental health and well-being, and recommended actions.

Adversity and Resilience in Children and Families (21:04) – October 14, 2020

In this podcast recorded during Coming Together for Action 2020, Irwin Sandler, 2019 Blanche F. Ittleson Award Winner, explores the impact of adversity on children’s health and well-being in the context of COVID-19 as well as more generally, the role of governments and health systems in addressing this impact, and the importance of long-term engagement with systems of support for families experiencing major life stressors.

Health and Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19 (16:23) – October 6, 2020

In this podcast recorded during Coming Together for Action 2020, Sofia Gruskin, 2020 Max Hayman Award Winner, explores the intersection between health and human rights in the context of COVID-19 and discusses the new Pompeo Commission.

Human Trafficking in the Context of COVID-19 (9:36) – July 30, 2020

This podcast, with Jessa Dillow-Crisp, co-founder and executive director of Bridgehope, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on providing essential services to survivors of trafficking, key concerns resulting from the pandemic, and recommended actions.

Technology & Mental Health in the Era of COVID-19 (18:20) – April 10, 2020

This podcast is a conversation with Swarnima (Nima) Chaudhary, a technology project manager at the National Mental Health Innovation Center, based on the University of Colorado Anschutz Campus. She shares with us the role that technology can play in addressing mental health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find the resources mentioned in the podcast here.

Easing Anxiety in an Uncertain Time (14:48) – March 18, 2020

This podcast with Cynthia Handrup, President of the Global Alliance, discusses some of the evolving mental health-related issues that individuals and families are experiencing. It examines actions that each of us can take to assist others and help ourselves in this uncertain time.

Understanding Social Distance (8:50) – March 17, 2020

Listen for an interview with Katherine Schlatter on what social distancing means in the face of COVID-19.


Human Rights and Equity

Health and Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19 (16:23) – October 6, 2020

In this podcast recorded during Coming Together for Action 2020, Sofia Gruskin, 2020 Max Hayman Award Winner, explores the intersection between health and human rights in the context of COVID-19 and discusses the new Pompeo Commission.


Human Trafficking

Survivors of Human Trafficking in the U.S. (14:53) – October 15, 2020

In this podcast, Michelle Angelo-Rocha, Coming Together for Action 2020 Student Abstract Award Winner, discusses human trafficking in the U.S., the relationship between trafficking, immigration, and policy, addressing societal stigma, and recommended actions for policy and providers.

Human Trafficking in the Context of COVID-19 (9:36) – July 30, 2020

This podcast, with Jessa Dillow-Crisp, co-founder and executive director of Bridgehope, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on providing essential services to survivors of trafficking, key concerns resulting from the pandemic, and recommended actions.

Human Trafficking in Laos (12:21) – January 3, 2018

Lauren Pinkston, Project Support Intern for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, discusses the challenges of combating human trafficking in Laos and lessons learned.


Justice Reform

Mass Incarceration & Re-entry Policy (53:00) – April 9, 2017

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.


Migrants and Displaced Persons

Latinx Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination in the U.S. (27:45) – October 14, 2020

In this podcast recorded during Coming Together for Action 2020, Annahir Cariello, 2020 Vera S. Paster Award Winner, discusses the importance of cultural competency, the experience and perception of mental health in Latinx culture, and suggests ways that mental health professionals can address mental health stigma and support minority communities by providing culturally competent services.

Refugee Mental Health and Well-Being (13:32) – October 5, 2017

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.

Acculturation and the Psychosocial Well-being of Latina/o Immigrants (13:50) – March 10, 2017

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.


Population Mental Health and Well-Being

Technology & Mental Health in the Era of COVID-19 (18:20) – April 10, 2020

This podcast is a conversation with Swarnima (Nima) Chaudhary, a technology project manager at the National Mental Health Innovation Center, based on the University of Colorado Anschutz Campus. She shares with us the role that technology can play in addressing mental health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find the resources mentioned in the podcast here.

Easing Anxiety in an Uncertain Time (14:48) – March 18, 2020

This podcast with Cynthia Handrup, President of the Global Alliance, discusses some of the evolving mental health-related issues that individuals and families are experiencing. It examines actions that each of us can take to assist others and help ourselves in this uncertain time.

Understanding Social Distance (8:50) – March 17, 2020

Listen for an interview with Katherine Schlatter on what social distancing means in the face of COVID-19. 

The Imperative to Learn: Evaluating Humanitarian Response (13:24) – June 26, 2017

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

Fostering Economic Opportunity and Social Change: Transforming Lives and Communities in Rural Guatemala (12:46) – June 26, 2017

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.


Veterans

The Impact of COVID-19 on Veteran Mental Health & Well-being (13:16) – November 10, 2020

This podcast with Walidah Bennett, Founder and Director of the Multi-faith Veterans Initiative housed at DePaul University Egan Office for Urban Education and Community Partnerships, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on providing support and essential services to Veterans and their families, concerns regarding Veteran mental health and well-being, and recommended actions.

Recovery in Community: Veterans and Serious Mental Illness (14:07) – December 13, 2019

Listen for an interview with Dimitri Perivoliotis, Ph.D., and Jordan Snyder, Psy.D., from the VA San Diego Healthcare System as they discuss serious mental illness recovery among veterans.

Mental Health among Student Veterans (13:28) – November 22, 2019

Listen to our recent discussion on mental health among student veterans with Geraldine Gorman, Chris O'Brien, and Patrick O'Carroll.

Examining Burdens Among Caregivers of Veterans (17:11) – March 2017

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.