Dr. Betsy Kindall, Nicole Fairchild and Dr. Stacy Moore discuss Arkansas A.W.A.R.E. - a project to Advance Wellness And Resiliency in Education. Project A.W.A.R.E. is a grant program funded by S.A.M.H.S.A. (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
Betsy is an educator, a licensed school counselor and the Statewide Coordinator for Arkansas A.W.A.R.E. She has worked in Arkansas schools for nearly 20 years. Nicole is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in schools for about 10 years. She is the project manager at one of the Arkansas A.W.A.R.E.. remote sites. Stacy is a Behavior Support Specialist/School Psychologist with Arkansas A.W.A.R.E. and has been working in Arkansas schools over 15 years.
They love working together and this podcast is a result of the creative energy synthesized through their conversations about mental health awareness. They begin by sharing a little about their previous work background and goals for this podcast series. In subsequent episodes, they focus on individual topics related to school culture and mental health. Their conversations are as witty and entertaining as they are informative. They share touching personal stories and address real-life situations that will help enable every listener to become more A.W.A.R.E. of the world around them.
The episodes in this series are generally less than ten minutes long, but are packed with valuable information and commentary that will leave you wanting more! New episodes are scheduled for release weekly, every Monday.
This project is dedicated to Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education. Please feel free to subscribe to this podcast and join us as we strive to help everyone become more A.W.A.R.E.!
Produced by Donnie Lee
More information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts