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Look For The Helpers: An ICT S.O.S. Podcast- Episode 10

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Episode 10 | 30 June, 2020 | Time 39:16

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Our Executive Director Jennifer White sat down virtually with Wichita Police Department Chief of Police Gordon Ramsay to talk about the changes that have already happened, are happening now, and still need to happen within the police force and the Wichita community produce positive changes. 

Chief Ramsay was appointed as the Wichita Police Chief in January 2016. Since arriving in Wichita, he has focused on pushing officers closer to the communities they serve, building relationships, increasing the use of technology, and reducing crime. He has successfully worked with our community to create Wichita’s civilian review board and focuses on de-escalation, communication, and tactics to lower use of force incidents.

Read more about Chief Gordon Ramsay.

If you would like to hear the Chief’s Response to:

    • The murder of George Floyd 
    • Defunding the Police 
    • Diversity in the police department
    • His predictions for the next 5 years in policing

Please listen to this KFH Radio Interview with Chief Ramsey

Interview with Wichita Life ICT:

You can also read the City of Wichita Response to the Community published on June 25th.

Direct PDF Download

Current community programs:

 

 

 

Look For The Helpers: An ICT S.O.S. Podcast- Episode 9

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Episode 9 | 15 June, 2020 | Time 1:07:58

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Katrina Breeden is a long time friend of ICT S.O.S. and serves on our prevention education facilitation team.
She is a Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist who provides trauma-informed Individual, Couple and Family Therapy. Katrina’s mission is to aid and assist the healing process one relationship at a time. Katrina specializes in survivor-centered treatment and values the importance of healing in order to strengthen individual and family connections.

Katrina is most passionate about working with survivors of trauma, as well as individuals and families struggling to manage the symptoms of borderline personality disorder. She believes that, Obtaining healthy and effective coping skills can mean reclaiming your joy and sense of balance in your life.

Katrina is offering 6 free sessions of therapy for those affected by racial tensions…

“Real Life Counseling clinicians, in partnership with ROSE, Inc. (Reach Out 2 Someone Else, Inc.), are offering 6 free therapy sessions to those affected by racial tensions in our country. Many are struggling with grief over recent events, or live in fear of future violence and unrest. Others would like to understand their own reactions and/or how they can contribute to peace and reconciliation. We would invite anyone affected to take advantage of this offering regardless of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.”

Contact Real Life Counseling with questions 316-425-7774.

 

Further Resources:

Center on Family Living Services – Friends University

Rise Up For Youth

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Youth Advocacy Coalition
– Wichita.Gov

Theopia Jackson: InfoPodcast Episode

Brene’ Brown

Bike Walk Wichita

The Connected Child

 

 

 

Look For The Helpers: An ICT S.O.S. Podcast- Episode 8

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Episode 8 | 5 June, 2020 | Time 01:29:26

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In this episode, Executive Director Jennifer White, Education Coordinator Amber Gonzalez listen and learn from Terry Atwater, CEO and Executive Director of It Takes A Village, Incorporated regarding the recent protests in the Wichita area sparked by the death of George Floyd and how our community can move forward together as well as our responsibility as individuals to effect change. It Takes A Village is a transitional living environment that provides youth in foster care and other at-risk youth with a structured environment, educational and employment opportunities, life skills development and a place to call home. ICT S.O.S. has partnered with It Takes A Village for many years, we consider Terry Atwater a friend and admire his leadership in serving youth in our community.

Learn more about: It Takes A Village, Inc.

Please give to ITAV here: Donate through PayPal.

Here is a list of black owned restaurants and dining options in Wichita put together by Wichita By E.B. for your movie night eats and drinks: https://bit.ly/3gYg9mf

Antiracist Resources

White Rage
White Rage
The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
by Anderson, Carol
White Fragility
White Fragility
Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism
by DiAngelo, Robin J.
Between the World and Me
Between the World and Me
by Coates, Ta-Nehisi
This Bridge Called My Back
This Bridge Called My Back
Writings by Radical Women of Color
Me and White Supremacy
Me and White Supremacy
Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become A Good Ancestor
by Saad, Layla F
The Color of Law
The Color of Law
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
by Rothstein, Richard
A Black Women's History of the United States
A Black Women’s History of the United States
by Berry, Daina Ramey
How to Be An Antiracist
How to Be An Antiracist
by Kendi, Ibram X.
Rest in Power
Rest in Power
The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin
by Fulton, Sybrina
Deadly Injustice
Deadly Injustice
Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System
Resources for talking with Children:

Movies and Documentaries

  • 13th/Ava Duvernay/2016 – Netflix
  • American Son/Kenny Leon/2019 – Netflix
  • Sorry To Bother You/Boots Riley/2018 – Hulu
  • Get Out/Jordan Peele/2017
  • Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975/Göran Olsson/2011
  • Clemency/Chinonye Chukwu/2019
  • Fruitvale Station/Ryan Coogler/2013
  • I Am Not Your Negro/Raoul Peck/2017
  • If Beale Street Could Talk/Barry Jenkins/2018 – Hulu
  • Just Mercy/Destin Daniel Cretton/2019
  • King In The Wilderness/Peter Kunhardt/2018 – HBO
  • See You Yesterday/Stefon Bristol/2019 – Netflix
  • Blackkklansman/Spike Lee/2018
  • Selma/Ava Duvernay/2014
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution/Stanley Nelson Jr./2015
  • The Hate U Give/George Tillman Jr./2018 – Hulu
  • When They See Us/Ava Duvernay/2019
Podcasts/Specific Podcast Episodes

  • Revisionist History Season 2 Episode 3, “Miss Buchanon’s Period of Adjustment”/Malcolm Gladwell
  • Code Switch/NPR
  • Intersectionality Matters/African American Policy Fund and Kimberle Krenshaw
  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast/Race Forward
  • Rants & Randomness with Luvvie Ajayi Episode 9, “Become the Right Thing with Glennon Doyle”
  • Fare of the Free Child/Akilah S. Richards
  • 1619/The New York Times
  • Pod For The Cause/The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Pod Save the People/Deray Mckesson
  • Seeing White/Scene on Radio

Look For The Helpers: An ICT S.O.S. Podcast- Episode 7

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Episode 7 | 16 May, 2020 | Time 22:36

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Mr. Rogers continues to inspire us and the helpers in our community. His T.V. show, Mister Rogers Neighborhood, captured the hearts of kids and adults all over the world. But it wasn’t just an entertaining show, built on fostering connection and childhood development, Mister Rogers Neighborhood pioneered educational television giving children a safe place to be belong and learn.

Back in November 2019, ICT S.O.S. held a special private screening of A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood celebrating some of the helpers in Wichita. We interviewed helpers during the event to find out what they loved about Mr. Rogers and why they decided to become a helper. Liz Upton, MSW and Jennifer White discuss the life of Mr. Rogers and his pioneering work.

Helpers featured in this episode: Diana Schunn, CAC; LaRae Mansch, ICT S.O.S. Board Member; Shannon Boone, ICT S.O.S. Board President; Megan Meier, Wesley MC; Daisey Gonzalez-Soto, CAC.

 

A message from  A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Director Marielle Heller:

Greeting From Marielle Heller

Resources:

He helped us with our feelings. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.misterrogers.org/articles/he-helped-us-with-our-feelings/. 

Klarén, A. C. (2016). “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”: Intergenerational Dialogics in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Viewer Mail. Communication Quarterly, 65(1), 60–79. doi: 10.1080/01463373.2016.1176944

Sposito, A. M. P., Montigny, F. D., Sparapani, V. D. C., Lima, R. A. G. D., Silva-Rodrigues, F. M., Pfeifer, L. I., & Nascimento, L. C. (2016). Puppets as a strategy for communication with Brazilian children with cancer. Nursing & Health Sciences, 18(1), 30–37. doi: 10.1111/nhs.12222 

Zelevansky, P. (2004). “The good thing”: Mister Rogers Neighborhood. The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 64(2), 195–208. doi: 0002-9548/04/0600-0195 

 

Look For The Helpers: An ICT S.O.S. Podcast- Episode 6

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Episode 6 | 08 May, 2020 | Time 47:23

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In this episode, our education coordinator Amber Gonzalez and executive director Jennifer White discuss the state of ICT S.O.S and what we think might be coming down the line for the coming year, as well as how you in the community can remain involved as Covid-19 measures begin slowly lifting.
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Look For The Helpers: An ICT S.O.S. Podcast- Episode 5

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Episode 5 | 01 May, 2020 | Time 39:15

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In this episode, our education coordinator Amber Gonzalez and Forensic Nurse Megan Meier talk about supporting survivors of sexual assault and abuse during Covid-19, as well as address a couple common myths about sexual assault.
Mentioned in this episode:
  • Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center 24 hour crisis line:
  • May 4, Wesley Medical Center will be relaxing visitation limits to allow one visitor per patient in all non-critical areas – this excludes patients in isolation and the Covid-19 unit. Should a survivor receive services from the sexual assault response team, they would be able to bring one support person with them.

Look For The Helpers: An ICT S.O.S. Podcast- Episode 4

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Episode 4 | 24 April, 2020 | Time 34:53

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In this episode, our education coordinator Amber Gonzalez and Lori Chandler of the Child Advocacy Center in Sedgwick County, discuss child abuse prevention during the pandemic and how April is child abuse awareness month.
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Look For The Helpers: An ICT S.O.S. Podcast- Episode 3

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Episode 3 | 17 April, 2020 | Time 32:54

 

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In this episode, our education coordinator Amber Gonzalez and ICT S.O.S. intern, Sierra Fair of the Salvation Army, and student receiving her Masters in Social Work, discuss her work as a social services coordinator at the Salvation Army during the pandemic; and how her work has become human trafficking prevention.
Mentioned in this episode:
  • Food Pantry donations can be sent directly to Salvation Army.
  • Items can be sent directly to:
    • 1910 S. Everett St.
      Wichita, KS 67213
  • Amazon Wish List

Look For The Helpers: An ICT S.O.S. Podcast – Episode 2

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Episode 2 | 9 April, 2020 | Time 28:01

 

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In this episode our executive director Jennifer White and Wichita Police Department, Detective Heather Huhman, assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, will be discussing what it takes to keep our kids safe from online exploitation.
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A Detective’s message to parents about their kids online.

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In our second podcast episode, our staff spoke with Detective Heather Huhman with the Wichita Police Department, assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit. This is her message to parents during the Covid-19 stay-at-home order, but it’s not just wisdom during this season, this is wisdom for families navigating the virtual world at any time.


Parents:  Please talk to your kiddos about being online.  A lot of them are being forced to navigate their education right now in the virtual world, but this also is a time when we, as parents, need to be vigilant about where they are navigating while online. 

Good rules of thumb to help keep them safe:

NO DIGITAL DEVICES IN BEDROOMS!!

NO DIGITAL DEVICES IN BATHROOMS!!

*I work sexual exploitation cases every day and have yet to see a naked kid taking selfies in mom’s kitchen or dining room*  Common areas are best!

Keep a list of their emails/logins/user/screen names and passwords!!

Review their browser history!!

Talk about what they might encounter and what to do if they encounter questionable material or scenarios!!

*If you don’t prepare them, they are left to fumble through it alone which is often times not good!  Peer pressure is overwhelming with a long lasting impact. The internet NEVER forgets!!

Talk to them about your expectations and repercussions should they make a misstep. 

Kids will make mistakes but let’s do our best to have them be minimal mistakes, not ones that keep coming back to haunt them, and not ones they try to keep secret that require more mistakes to try to keep the first covered up.

Each week the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children send Internet Crimes Against Children’s detectives a report about how many reports came in for the U.S. regarding online exploitations and encounters.  This week, we clearly see that more people are reporting seeing concerning stuff online and that social networks and platforms are seeing an increase in reports of child pornography and exploitation:

3/29/2020 through 4/4/2020:

REPORTS BY PUBLIC:  4,768

REPORTS BY SERVICE PROVIDERS: 941,065

Imagine one of those reports is YOUR child!!  Now, imagine that a simple conversation with YOUR child could have stopped that report from ever having occurred!

#LetsTalkAboutIt  #KeepKidsSafe  #OnlineSafety #NCMEC #ICAC #WPD #ICTSOS