Empowered to Connect Podcast

The Empowered to Connect Podcast a place where we come together to discuss an attachment rich, healing centered approach to engagement and well being for ourselves, our families and our communities.

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May 03, 2022 00:46:25
[E82] Trauma Informed Parenting with Mo and Tona Ottinger

[E82] Trauma Informed Parenting with Mo and Tona Ottinger

We've talked for weeks now on the show about how Trauma Informed Care and a Trauma Informed Approach is changing systems and societies across the globe. Today, we return to where it all started for us - Trauma Informed Parenting. We asked Mo and Tona Ottinger to share their story of moving from traditional parenting to a Trauma Informed Approach and what they shared will blow you away. Spoiler alert: it changed everything. To learn more about ETC, check out empoweredtoconnect.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube! ...

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April 26, 2022 00:32:29
[E81] Changing Systems: Trauma Informed Youth Outreach with Philip Walkley and Ally Velderman

[E81] Changing Systems: Trauma Informed Youth Outreach with Philip Walkley and Ally Velderman

One of the toughest things to do in the midst of running a youth outreach program is to change course - especially when it means re-training everyone involved. Despite the intense level of difficulty, however, Philip Walkley and Ally Velderman of Service Over Self in Memphis, TN knew they needed to make a change. They weren't equipped to walk with the kids they were working with through life. Hear how they made the jump to a trauma informed approach, the transformation that happened and the changes on staff on today's episode! Also don't forget to check out our friends Ryan & Rose! The team at Ryan & Rose have been big supporters of our work at Empowered to Connect for years. They make beautiful products for everyone in the family including pacifiers, pacifier clips, bottle holders, bags, journals and so much more and they've got an exclusive discount JUST FOR LISTENERS OF THE SHOW! Use code 'ETC20' at checkout to save 20% off your entire order with Ryan & Rose and help support an amazing company making a huge difference in the world! To learn more about ETC, check out empoweredtoconnect.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube! ...

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April 19, 2022 00:41:24
[E80] Changing Systems: The Fight Against Human Trafficking with Coasy Hale

[E80] Changing Systems: The Fight Against Human Trafficking with Coasy Hale

Our guest today works with an incredible organization leading the charge to end human trafficking and care for survivors of it. Coasy Hale is the Director of Survivor Services at Restore Corps - a non-profit organization in Memphis, TN doing everything from working to introduce new legislation to therapeutically receiving survivors into care to begin the road to recovery. We talked with Coasy about how Restore Corps has transformed their care for survivors as they've learned about trauma and the brain and how that knowledge has also affected how their team cares for each other. DO - NOT - MISS this episode, you're going to love hearing from Coasy! We are also THRILLED to announce our first ETC Podcast advertising partnership! The team at Ryan & Rose have been big supporters of our work at Empowered to Connect for years. They make beautiful products for everyone in the family including pacifiers, pacifier clips, bottle holders, bags, journals and so much more and they've got an exclusive discount JUST FOR LISTENERS OF THE SHOW! Use code 'ETC20' at checkout to save 20% off your entire order with Ryan & Rose and help support an amazing company making a huge difference in the world! To learn more about ETC, check out empoweredtoconnect.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube! ...

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April 12, 2022 00:36:02
[E79] Changing Systems: Trauma Informed Children's Ministry with Paula Powell

[E79] Changing Systems: Trauma Informed Children's Ministry with Paula Powell

We continue our conversation about trauma informed systems today with a look at children's ministry. Mo Ottinger and Paula Powell served together on staff at a church for years and we asked them to tell the story of transforming the child care system at their church into a trauma informed environment where every child could feel safe. You won't want to miss this episode - listen for practical applications for those working in the children's ministry field and encouragement for those who may feel the challenge is too daunting to begin!   To learn more about ETC, check out empoweredtoconnect.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube! ...

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April 05, 2022 00:37:58
[E78] Changing Systems: Trauma Informed Education with Becca McKay

[E78] Changing Systems: Trauma Informed Education with Becca McKay

How do educational systems change? How can educators, administrators and parents/caregivers partner together to help meet the unique needs of every child in school? We've asked Becca McKay, long time school social worker and Dean to come help us begin to unpack some big picture and practical ways to start the trauma informed journey in your school.   Tune in to hear some practical advice for anyone working in education and stay tuned in as we turn the conversation toward parents and caregivers to share how they can effectively advocate for their children's needs to be met in appropriate and compassionate ways   To learn more about ETC, check out empoweredtoconnect.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube! ...

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March 29, 2022 01:11:09
[E77] Throwback Episode: Repairing What We've Ruptured with Carissa Woodwyk [E30 Replay]

[E77] Throwback Episode: Repairing What We've Ruptured with Carissa Woodwyk [E30 Replay]

We've all done it. We've lost our temper, checked out, popped off, said something we shouldn't have or didn't say something we should have in a moment of weakness. If you're like us, you've probably already had a moment (or several) moments like this today - it's ok. Take a deep breath and let Marriage and Family Therapist Carissa Woodwyk and ETC's Tona Ottinger walk you through how to repair when you've ruptured something with yourself, your partner or a kiddo. Special heads up - be sure to listen all the way to the end to hear Carissa's perspective on this as an adoptee when she shares an intimate moment of self discovery related to her own story - you don't want to miss it.  To learn more about Carissa and her work, be sure to check out her first appearance on the show here or follow her on Instagram or Facebook! To learn more about ETC, check out empoweredtoconnect.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube! ...

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