Look For The Helpers: An ICT S.O.S. Podcast- Episode 11

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Episode 11 | 17 July, 2020 | Time 1:21:00

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Human trafficking has been placed in the spotlight on social media because of hashtags like #SaveOurChildren, #SaveOurKids, #SexTrafficAwareness. This has led to many people becoming passionate about tackling the issue of trafficking, sexual abuse, online exploitation and injustice in our world. Spreading awareness and becoming passionate about a worthy issue is a good thing, and can be a helpful thing. But, sometimes, we can unintentionally do harm in our effort to help.

Listen as Education Coordinator Amber Gonzalez, local expert on helping others TJ Lawson, and ICT S.O.S. intern Mo Rutledge discuss how you can become a helper in a positive beneficial way. This is a message not just for those seeking to help ICT S.O.S., but anyone desiring to help out on any issue.

Recommended Education Resources on Human Trafficking:

Ending Human Trafficking

Making Of A Girl

Girls Like Us, Rachel Lloyd

Half The Sky, Nicholas D. Kristof







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


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