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NFLA’s new Beyond Blame workshop

April 2nd, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

guyhelpingIn the tradition of pioneers such as Jackson Katz (Violence against women: it’s a men’s issue) and Tony Porter (co-founder of A call to men: The national association of men and women committed to ending violence against women), Nanaimo Family Life Association offers a workshop for men called “Beyond Blame”.  “The purpose of this workshop is to address the root causes of family violence and abuse in our community.  We do this by supporting men to take personal responsibility for, and end their abusive behaviours.”

A new workshop session will be starting in May.

Tune in to People First Radio on CHLY 101.7FM this Thursday at noon, for a conversation with Deborah Hollins, Executive Director of Nanaimo Family Life Association, an organization with a long history of providing counseling and support programs for the Nanaimo community. Here is their newsletter for Spring 2014

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Trixie Hennessey: BC’s eating disorders awareness week

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

The beginning of February marks the start of the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign. On this week’s People First Radio broadcast on January 30,2014, we feature interviews with people from different aspects of this important work.

Trixie Hennessey is the program coordinator of the Woodstone Residence, a residential treatment program for young women, located on Galiano Island.

She will tell us about their history and programs.

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Deborah Grimm: BC’s eating disorders awareness week

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

The beginning of February marks the start of the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign. On this week’s People First Radio broadcast on January 30,2014, we feature interviews with people from different aspects of this important work.

Deborah Grimm is one of the founders of the Looking Glass Foundation, which will be holding its tenth anniversary gala this year.

From a small group of parents of children with eating disorders to an effective fundraiser, educator and provider of residential treatment, Deborah chronicles the history of the Looking Glass Foundation.  http://lookingglassbc.ca/

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Amy Pezzente: BC’s eating disorders awareness week

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

The beginning of February marks the start of the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign. On this week’s People First Radio broadcast on January 30,2014, we feature interviews with people from different aspects of this important work.

Amy Pezzente is the coordinator for the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign, visiting schools to talk about eating disorders and body image as well as hosting eating disorders activities and events throughout the year.

 

 

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PFR catches up with Bipolar Babe

January 22nd, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

Returning guest Andrea will update listeners on her efforts to educate others on the effects of Bipolar Disorder

bipolarbabe2014 On January 23rd, Nancy and Ashta will speak with Andrea Paquette, AKA the Bipolar Babe.  Andrea is the executive director of the Bipolar Disorder Society of BC, an educator and Masters student in Political Science.

Andrea draws on her own experiences with Bipolar Disorder to inform her classroom presentations, support groups and outreach work.  She will be telling us about exciting new developments in her work life and special recognitions that she has recently been awarded.  She can be found on-line at Bipolar Babe.com

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AIDS Vancouver Island shares its stories to break stigma

November 26th, 2013 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

HIV and AIDS have been with us for thirty years but stigma and its effects continue to create harm

picture 513VICTORIA, BC—While this year’s UNAIDS World AIDS Day theme, ‘Getting to Zero’, aims to achieve zero new HIV infections and zero AIDS deaths, it is the goal of getting to zero stigma that is often hardest to attain. Advancements in treatment and broader access to testing have made the first two ‘zero’ goals within reach on Vancouver Island. However, for a coalition of storytellers who are living with HIV in the capital region, stigma remains a harmful and dominant force. (more…)

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