FraserCast
FraserCast E14 - The Increased Demand for Early Intervention Services

FraserCast E14 - The Increased Demand for Early Intervention Services

September 22, 2020

Early intervention services aim to help children birth to age 3, focusing on areas such as physical skills and social skills. Such services have also been in higher demand as awareness increases. Sarah Elrashidi, Fraser Assistant Director of Preschool Center-based Day Treatment walks us through the kinds of early intervention services there are at Fraser, why the demand continues to increase, and how such services have been adapting to telehealth during the pandemic.

FraserCast E13 - Whole Person Healthcare

FraserCast E13 - Whole Person Healthcare

August 4, 2020

Pat Pulice, Fraser VP of Integrated Healthcare joins FraserCast again, this time to discuss Whole Person Healthcare. This week, we walk through the many different factors affecting several different dimensions of our health beyond physical and mental health including Adverse Childhood Experiences, anxiety, financial or emotional stress, and access to services. If you'd like to learn more about the bigger picture about our health and mindful activities, tune in to this week's episode to learn more or contact the Fraser Hope Line.

FraserCast E12 - A Father’s Journey

FraserCast E12 - A Father’s Journey

June 25, 2020

In the spirit of Fathers Day, we spoke with Fraser father and board member, Randy Pattee. Randy's son Emmett was diagnosed with autism. As Emmett grew, so did his needs. This week, Randy walks us through his experiences of parenting a child with special needs as well as navigating group homes and services at Fraser.

 

Our sponsor for this episode is Fox Rothschild LLP. Thanks for supporting the podcast!

FraserCast E11 - Fraser, Public Policy, and Programming During COVID

FraserCast E11 - Fraser, Public Policy, and Programming During COVID

June 15, 2020

In this week's episode of FraserCast, we meet with Abby Vavra, Fraser Public Policy and Compliance Counsel. Abby provides updates to Fraser programming and provides insight into how Fraser and other nonprofits work with the legislature to represent individuals with special needs in public policy.

FraserCast E10 - Managing Mental Health and Stress in Kids and Caregivers

FraserCast E10 - Managing Mental Health and Stress in Kids and Caregivers

May 12, 2020

This week, we meet with Aric Jensen, Director of Mental Health at Fraser, to learn more about how parents can manage mental health challenges and stress in themselves as well as children in their care. As we continue to social distance and remain in our homes during this stressful times, Aric also shares a few coping tips as well as some Fraser community resources such as the Fraser Hope Line.

This episode is sponsored by UCare. Thanks for sponsoring the podcast!

FraserCast E09 - Early Childhood Mental Health and Development

FraserCast E09 - Early Childhood Mental Health and Development

April 29, 2020

Claire Hysell, Clinical Services Manager at Fraser, walks us through early childhood development, school screening processes for additional support, and how kids can express their mental health needs and challenges at an age when they may not have the language to describe them. We also discuss how stress such as the ongoing COVID-19 quarantine can affect a child as well as how children are far more resilient than we may think.

 

This episode is sponsored by UCare. Thanks for sponsoring the podcast!

FraserCast E08 - David’s Story

FraserCast E08 - David’s Story

April 14, 2020

Today, we welcome David, who was diagnosed with autism as a child. Join us as David shares his story of growing up in school, working with case managers, and how his aviation hobby helped him stay on track for success as well as provide tips for parents who may have children with a diagnosis.

We'd like to thank our sponsor for this episode, Central Roofing Company.

FraserCast E07 - COVID19, Therapy, Parenting, Schooling, and Adapting

FraserCast E07 - COVID19, Therapy, Parenting, Schooling, and Adapting

April 2, 2020

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has disrupted our daily lives, from going to work to sending our children to school. Most schools, places of public gathering, and nonessential businesses are closed, and parents and other caregivers are faced with helping their families adjust to the new normal. Services and providers like Fraser–and most importantly, our neighbors and community members with mental health challenges, special needs, and other health concerns–have felt the impact of this pandemic. This week, we are joined by Pat Pulice, Fraser VP of Integrated Healthcare and Cheri Brady, a licensed independent Clinical Social worker with Fraser to discuss how services have been impacted, how Fraser is adapting to the situation, what telehealth opportunities are available, and how kids and families can better cope at home during this trying time.

If you would like to contribute to Fraser's emergency relief fund–where your donations up to $25,000 will be matched dollar-by-dollar during the month of April or learn more about Fraser services, please visit us at our website at www.fraser.org.

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