The Webster Learning Collective

Webster SOE

The Webster Learning Collective explores the potential for learning to empower communities and bring people together. This podcast, produced by Webster University's School of Education, covers topics relevant to educators, administrators, families, future teachers, and anyone who is a lifelong learner.
Episode 12: School of Education Leadership Council Part 1Episode 11: Early Literacy and Representation in Children’s Literature Episode 10: Why is Creativity so Important for Youth? YWSTLEpisode 9: Retirement Reflections with Dr. Tom CornellEpisode 8: Rhoni Unger
Content notice: Self-harm and suicidal ideation are discussed throughout this episode. See links to the National Suicide Prevention Line and the Self-Harm Crisis Text Line at the bottom of this description.Rhonda (Rhoni) Bluehen-Unger is a graduate of Webster University’s MA in Applied Educational Psychology and she holds a graduate certificate in Fostering Resilience in "At Risk" Children and Youth. Rhoni has been a COVID-19 emotional health resource since August of 2020. At the time of this recording,  she worked as Trauma Care Coordinator for Lutheran Family and Children’s Services. Currently, Rhoni is working on opening a non-profit art studio in Franklin County called “Endangered Art” where trauma-trained staff will work with at-risk youth and use art as a healing tool.Rhoni’s interview covers several important topics including:·        How her Native American background influences her perspective on mental health and culturally informed practice·        Trauma-informed care models for Missouri schools and behavioral signs of trauma·        Bullying and mental healthAccess links to resources discussed in Rhoni’s interview here:-National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ -National Self-Harm Crisis Text Line: US and Canada: text 741741 https://www.crisistextline.org/topics/self-harm/#what-is-self-harm-1 -Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri: https://lfcsmo.org/ -CHADS Coalition for Mental Health (Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide): https://www.chadscoalition.org/  See the research project “An Exploration of Culturally Grounded Youth Suicide Prevention Programs for Native American and African American Youth” which Rhoni contributed to: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/314405051_An_Exploration_of_Culturally_Grounded_Youth_Suicide_Prevention_Programs_for_Native_American_and_African_American_Youth
May 24 2021
35 mins
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