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Season 4 Episode 8 : Occupational Therapy for Behaviors in Foster Care

Zielia Crespo, co-owner of Sensory Works in Dade City, Florida, join Jack & Nichole for a conversation about how occupational therapy can help improve behaviors. OT (occupational therapy) can seem like magic when your kids appear to just be playing with a therapist and within months you can see drastic improvements in their behavior. Whether…

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Season 4 Episode 7 : TBRI for Behaviors in Foster Care

Leigh Ann Drew from Family Initiatives join Jack & Cat for a conversation about how TBRI can help improve behaviors. TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) was developed by the Kathryn Purvis Institute Of Child Development to be a trust based and trauma informed modality to support children who have experienced trauma. TBRI is based on…

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Season 4 Episode 6 : Crisis in Georgia – The Whiting-Clarke Story

Jack & Christy chat with Shelby, A mom in Georgia who has similar story of medical abuse of power. Shelby is one of dozens of moms in Georgia who had her child removed after a child abuse pediatrician declared a diagnosis of abuse, despite the child having diseases explaining the injuries. The Whiting Family (Shelby…

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Season 4 Episode 5 : Crisis in Georgia – The Hernandez Story Continued

Jack & Christy continue their chat with Jennifer, A fostermom in Georgia who is helping the Hernandez family and many other families going through similar stories of medical abuse of power. Matt & Taki Hernandez noticed a swollen leg on their infant and brought her to the dr who referred her to CHOA and within…

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The Hernandez Story – Consequences & Lawsuits

A mini episode with a continued conversation about the Hernandez story. We chat about the consequences of child abuse pediatricians doubling down even in the face of diagnoses explaining injuries – and the consequence of that is the destruction of a family – versus the slap on the wrist they may get if they admitted…

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The Hernandez Story – Coparenting & Breastfeeding

A mini episode with a continued conversation about the Hernandez story. Jennifer shares how the agency who trained her to coparent had great concerns when she tried to coparent, and also how the agency would take Taki’s breastmilk and dispose of it without giving it to her child or informing her that they would not…

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The Hernandez Story – Input from A Supervising Therapist

A mini episode with a continued conversation about the Hernandez story. Jennifer shares how a therapist supervising Matt Hernandez visits exclaimed that he is a perfect parent and she has no concerns for him. She also found it odd that noone told her any issues to watch for with Matt, despite him being indicted by…

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The Hernandez Story – The Lies

A mini episode with a continued conversation about the Hernandez story. Jennifer shares how the agency would force Matt to lie about why Taki was not present at visits to the girls, and how the agency lied in court about vetting relatives and fictive kin for placement.

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Season 4 Episode 4 : Crisis in Georgia – The Hernandez Story

Jack & Christy chat with Jennifer. A fostermom in Georgia who is helping the Hernandez family and many other families going through similar stories of medical abuse of power. Matt & Taki Hernandez noticed a swollen leg on their infant and brought her to the dr who referred her to CHOA and within two hours…

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Behaviors with Dr Wallace – Snapchat Chat

we continue our conversation with dr Wallace in this bonus episode where we discuss social media – TW: Child Trafficking

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Behaviors with Dr Wallace – Solutions from Dr Amen

we continue our conversation with dr Wallace in this bonus episode where we discuss some behavior solutions from Dr Amen

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Behaviors with Dr Wallace – Default Mode Network

we continue our conversation with dr Wallace in this bonus episode where we discuss the default mode network

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Behaviors with Dr Wallace – Rewards Based Parenting

we continue our conversation with dr Wallace in this bonus episode where we discuss rewards based parenting

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Season 4 Episode 3 : The Science Behind Behaviors in Foster Care

Jack chats with Dr Wallace about how trauma affects the brain by floods of chemicals that when too often, severe, or persisting can change the way the brain functions by digging deep neural pathways, changing the size and quality of brain structures and the amount of chemicals that flood the various networks. These injuries to…

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Season 4 Episode 2 : Trauma Behaviors in Foster Care

Jack chats with Kathy & Shayna about the types of behaviors that we seen in foster care due to the trauma the children have experiences. This is the first episode of a series about behaviors where we will investigate the root of the behaviors, how they may come out, and how to help them.

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Season 3 Episode 26 : Jennifer Anderson & Prosecuting Medical Abuse of Power – The Maya Kowalski Case

Jack & Nichole chat with Jennifer Anderson about her firm’s representation of the Kowalski family and their journey to hold Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital responsible for their actions and the consequences of those actions.

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Season 3 Episode 25 : Caring for CRPS – The Maya Kowalski Case

Jack chats with Sandy, a mom of a young man with CRPS – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, about caring for a child with CRPS. We wanted to share this story with you so that we can all have a better understanding of what life was like for Beata Kowalski, while caring for her daughter, Maya.

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Season 3 Episode 24 : Maya Kowalski’s Story of Medical Abuse of Power

Jack & Lynn chat about the Maya Kowalski case, as documented in Take Care of Maya and the recent televised trial.

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Season 3 Episode 23 : Medical Abuse of Power (Jack’s Story) in Foster Care

Jack chats with guest Michelle – a nurse practitioner about medical abuse of power and false abuse reports. What happens when medical systems use their power and influence to not only negate parental rights to their children’s medical decisions but to even remove the guardianship of parents by placing children under the care of the…

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Season 3 Episode 20 : Keeping Babies Safe in Utah & Maryland

This episode was developed in partnership with Safe Babies, a program of ZERO TO THREE. Kim brings guest, Andria Peek from ZERO TO THREE, back to talk more about Safe Babies, a program of ZERO TO THREE. They are joined by Jessica Lertora, who serves as ZERO TO THREE’s Community Coordinator in Frederick County; and…

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