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Radio broadcast on Mind & soul 101.3FM

RESPECT is pleased to partner with 101.3FM to present the “Respectfully Speaking” radio show.  This three part series will explore topics about healthy relationships and mental health.  Each session will include an audio presentation of one of RESPECT’s educational plays followed by a discussion with expert panelists.  Listeners are encouraged to call in with questions.  The number to call is 402-235-2201.  Broadcasts will take place on Wednesdays November 16th, December 14th and January 11th from 6:00 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.  You can listen on air where the signal is available or online by clicking this tune-in link.

Recurring hosts

diana-headshotDiana Waggoner, Respectfully Speaking Moderator
Diana is the former the Executive Director of the Kim Foundation for the past 12 years. While at the Kim Foundation, Diana was also the voice of the foundation’s seven-year radio program, “Not Alone.” In 2012 Diana received the Recovery Is Real Media Award. She has served for 5 years on the Mental Health Advisory Committee to the Governor for the State of Nebraska.
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PatriciaPatricia Newman, PhD, Founder/Executive Director, RESPECT
Dr. Patricia Newman is a clinical child psychologist and a nationally certified school psychologist. She holds additional graduate degrees in education and special education. Dr. Newman is in private practice with Family Enrichment, Inc. and works as a medical consultant for the Nebraska Department of Disability Determination Services. Previously the family therapy service director for Catholic Charities of Omaha, Dr. Newman began working to provide educational theatre programs to students in 2000. Dr. Newman was awarded the YWCA Tribute to Women Award for her work in the areas of Human Service and Community Advocacy. She is also the recipient of the Nebraska School Psychologist Association’s “Psychologist of the Year” award; the Cultural Adult Program Award from the United Way of the Midlands; the Leadership Award for Prevention of Domestic Violence Programming from the YWCA; and the Community Service Award from the Jewish Federation of Omaha. Dr. Newman is the playwright of three of RESPECT’s plays. Email Dr. Newman

January 11th: Teen Dating Violence

Frances “Frankie” Holeton
Frances holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.  Frances is a Licensed Mental Health Professional and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She firmly believes in collaboration to construct effective change.  Frances serves as a community partner to support and develop activity that educates, garners resources, facilitates understanding, and holds perpetrators accountable for their actions.  Frances serves on the Board of the Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless, (MACCH). Frances supports collaborative efforts, as a member of the continuum, which addresses the impact of homelessness within the Metro.  The Shelter/Domestic Violence Services is a member of the Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition (NDVSAC). As a Coalition member, The Shelter is part of the safety net across the state of Nebraska. Frances has served on the Board for NDVSAC for six years.  She has worked at Catholic Charities in the field of domestic violence for 21 years. Email Frankie

jermaine-2Jermaine Jones
Jermaine Jones, a native of Omaha, is currently the Vice President of Community and Scholarship Outreach for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands. Jermaine has been in this role since January of 2016. Prior to this, Jermaine worked as a high school and post-secondary advisor with the Avenue Scholars Foundation for 5 ½ years. Jermaine has worked in both the corporate world and non-profit arena, but his passion is working with youth, and has been his passion since he was 18 years.  Jermaine graduated from Omaha North High School in 2000 and has a  B.A. in Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Doane College. Email Jermaine

Kristen Lilla
Kristen Lilla, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is the only AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator in the state of Nebraska. She has a private practice and also works part-time at Girls Inc. as the Director of Sex Education. She has spoken at conferences and presented trainings worldwide. Kristen is serving as a 2017 Conference Co-chair for the National Sex Education Conference and has been published in several of the Center for Sex Education manuals. Email Kristen

December 14th: Body Image, Self-Harm, Suicide & Depression

igboanusi-photo-1-jpegFather Chi Igboanusi
Fr. Chi Igboanusi is a native of Nigeria in West Africa, and a Catholic priest of Omaha Archdiocese. He currently serves as Chaplain, Theology Instructor and Chair of the Theology Department at Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha. He is also a U.S. Army Reserve Chaplain. He currently serves as the Battalion Chaplain for 394th Combat Sustainment and Support Army Battalion in Fremont, NE. He is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) in Nebraska and specializes in working with adolescents, as well as military personnel and their families in the area of family counseling and suicide intervention. He has a Master of Science in Community Counseling from Creighton University and a Master of Divinity in Sacred Theology from Mount Angel Seminary, Oregon.  Email Father Chi

jason-head-shotJason McGee
Born and raised in south Omaha, NE, Jason has spent the last 13 years of his life serving high needs families and communities in both a professional and personal context. Jason has a degree in General Studies with a focus on Sociology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His experience in behavior health, juvenile services, community programs, organizational development and training has taken him to 4 states and several organizations before landing at the “Hope Center for Kids” in north Omaha, NE in 2012 where he currently serves as Assistant Executive Director. Jason is a husband as well as a father to two beautiful girls and is also active in his church and the creative arts community.  Email Jason

Resources From This Broadcast

Suicide Prevention www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Boys Town National Hotline www.boystown.org/hotline/

Mentoring Resource www.mmpomaha.org

Info on Body Image http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/body-image.html

Hope Center for Kids www.hopecenterforkids.com

NOVEMBER 16TH: BULLYING, ALCOHOL ABUSE, AND DRUG ABUSE

img_20141030_095202-2Christian Hoeger
Christian Hoeger is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) in Omaha, NE who has a Master’s in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University. Christian owns a private therapy practice, Voice of Hope Counseling, and is also the Director of Counseling at Girls Inc. of Omaha.  Previous work experience was at an in-patient substance abuse rehabilitation center and is a RESPECT Resource Guide contributor sharing advice  to teens and guardians on dealing with drug abuse. Email Christian

jermaine-2Jermaine Jones
Jermaine Jones, a native of Omaha, is currently the Vice President of Community and Scholarship Outreach for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands. Jermaine has been in this role since January of 2016. Prior to this, Jermaine worked as a high school and post-secondary advisor with the Avenue Scholars Foundation for 5 ½ years. Jermaine has worked in both the corporate world and non-profit arena, but his passion is working with youth, and has been his passion since he was 18 years.  Jermaine graduated from Omaha North High School in 2000 and has a  B.A. in Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Doane College.
Email Jermaine

Resources From This Broadcast

Organizations That Can Help:

  • Boys Town National Hotline: Call 24/7: 1-800-448-3000 or click www.boystown.org/hotline
  • The Kim Foundation: www.thekimfoundation.org
  • Girls Inc.:  www.girlsincomaha.org

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