Street Beat: Adoption And Foster Care
This week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani talks to experts about foster care and adoption. First, Cassandra Thomas, a Foster Care Licensing Supervisor for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, explains the need for foster parents. Then Shereen Allen-Youngblood, Foster Parent Recruitment, and George Winn, Chief Operations Officer from The Children’s Center, chat about what it takes to be a foster parent. Next, Shaune Marks, the Foster Care and Adoption Recruiter for Orchards Children’s Services, talks about foster care and potential adoption. Finally, the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange identifies children who are waiting for their forever families. Michelle Parra, MARE Program Manager, and Jessica Thompson, MARE Recruitment Specialist, share the details.
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Street Beat: Crime PreventionThis week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson learns about the different organizations helping those who have been impacted by crime and violence. First, Esther's Sister Circle helps woman and children who need to transform their lives. Founder Kenneatria Sutton shares the details. Then, the new violence intervention program DLIVE is explained by Dr. Tolulope Sonuyi, the Director for DLIVE on behalf of City Connect Detroit, and Ray Winans, violence intervention specialist with DLIVE. Next, Program Director Shakenya Wardlaw, and Malik Bellefant, the Executive Director of Man Power Mentoring, explain how their mentoring program helps those who have had brushes with the law. Finally, Laura Blankenship, the Director of Community Relations for the Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, shares the latest information on computer scams.
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Street Beat: Diversity DayThis week on Street Beat, the CW50 partnership with the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion continues with a look at “Diversity, Race, and Inclusion among African-Americans and the city of Detroit.”
Street Beat: Crime PreventionThis week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson learns about the different organizations helping those who have been impacted by crime and violence. First, Esther's Sister Circle helps woman and children who need to transform their lives. Founder Kenneatria Sutton shares the details. Then, the new violence intervention program DLIVE is explained by Dr. Tolulope Sonuyi, the Director for DLIVE on behalf of City Connect Detroit, and Ray Winans, violence intervention specialist with DLIVE. Next, Program Director Shakenya Wardlaw, and Malik Bellefant, the Executive Director of Man Power Mentoring, explain how their mentoring program helps those who have had brushes with the law. Finally, Laura Blankenship, the Director of Community Relations for the Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, shares the latest information on computer scams.
Street Beat: Mental Health AwarenessThis week on Street Beat, host Rob Stone looks at mental health issues. First Dr. Gina Lynem explains Seasonal Affective Disorder, the signs of mental illness, and when to seek counseling. Then, Heather Rae, the President and CEO of Common Ground, explains how this agency helps those in a crisis situation. Next, the founder of Know Resolve, Dennis Liegghio, talks about the issues of teen suicide. Finally, the multi-cultural counseling center iAmerica is introduced by its Director, Rabia Latif.

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