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Let's Talk About Justice With Therapists Leslie & Rob
PAUSED UNTIL SEPTEMBER
MSSc, LP is a psychotherapist in private practice with adults, and in public practice with Counseling in Schools. He counsels teens and leads Restorative Justice classes for social-emotional learning in New York City's public schools giving students the space and time to reflect and talk about whatever is important to them as well as how our world is affecting them. He believes in the importance of play to restore and renew us in our struggles to meet the obligations of life. He has practiced laughter yoga as well as more traditional forms of yoga and meditation.Rob contributed to questions for the Loss & Remembrance game and for the Frontline HealthCare Workers game.
BSW, M.A. - Creator of all of the games on this site, Leslie is a therapist in private practice. She spent 30 years working in diverse capacities within underserved communities, and she served as a Department of Defense Reintegration Speaker nationwide during the drawdown from Afghanistan. In 2009, Leslie founded Trance4mation Games, the overall Company for her Communication Healing games. Leslie has appeared on PIX 11 News, Good Day New York, Al- Jazeera America, The Security Brief series on Reelz TV, Sirius XM, WBAI's On The Count, and numerous national radio broadcasts.
RECHARGE RE-ENTRY "SESSIONS" WITH JEFF DESKOVIC, LESLIE ROBINSON & SHAWANNA VAUGHN AT 7:00 P.M. EST EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT
Jeff was exonerated by DNA testing after serving sixteen years in prison. Jeff decided to partner with Leslie after using Recharge several times with friends and family, becoming a co-owner, to assist other formerly incarcerated people. Jeff founded The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, [www.deskovic.org] which has freed seven wrongfully convicted people, and helped pass three laws aimed at preventing wrongful conviction. An advisory board member of the national coalition group It Could Happen To You, Jeff is also on the Global Advisory Council of Restorative Justice International and holds multiple leadership positions within the National Justice Impacted Bar Association. Jeff holds a B.A. in Behavioral Science; a Masters Degree; and a law degree from the Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Jeff has given many presentations across the country; authored hundreds of articles; makes frequent media appearances; and regularly meets with elected officials. An executive producer of the documentary, "The Survivors Guide To Prison", Jeff is a producer and sometimes co-host of the show, "360 Degrees Of Success", which profiles people who have overcome adversity to become successful. A short documentary about his life, "Conviction", was recently released, as was, "Once Upon A Time In Peekskill", in Virtual Reality format, on Oculus.
Shawanna Erena Vaughn
Shawanna is the Founder and Director of Silent Cry Inc., member of the Confined Arts Project, and member of Peace and Justice Studies. Shawanna's Organization Silent Cry Inc. is the product of tears she shed while overcoming the pain and hardships of incarceration, loss of a brother to gang initiation as a young man, and as a cancer survivor. She is the true meaning of strength, courage and determination . In Shawanna's words: " I've been impacted by the aftermath of senseless violence, and I'm also formerly incarcerated. I have turned tragedy into Healing through my pain. I now find my voice in justice, and in healing our communities and hearts. My life's journey has led me to many places, and I've had the wonderful pleasure to work with Columbia Business School in simulations, and reform and criminal justice issues." Shawanna is a native of Bakersfield CA. Her greatest accomplishment is being a mother of two wonderful children.
SHELTER IN THE STORM ADDICTIONS RECOVERY "SESSIONS" WITH RECOVERY COACHES LEAH HODOUS & JAMIE DERLETH
PAUSED FOR JULY AND AUGUST - WILL RETURN IN SEPTEMBER
Jaime is a Health, Life and Recovery Coach based out of Bozeman, MT. She is currently attending the Health Coach Institute; broadening her skill set to incorporate more health and life work into her practice. Creating healthy habits and setting goals, Jaime teaches that small steps and accountability equals big change. Jaime is also a public speaker who shares her own inspirational story of addiction and recovery as a source of motivation to those who are completing various drug and alcohol programs. Her aspirations include bringing her expertise into correctional facilities across Montana, and dreams of her own mentoring program to aid people during the pre release and re entry process. Jaime is a Native Montanan, living with her son in God's Country.
Leah is a Wellness and Recovery Coach based out of gorgeous Kalispell, Montana. She has made her love of travel, wellness and recovery not only a personal way of living, but also into a program to help others prevent, cope and recover from various addictions and thinking patterns that are affecting life negatively. Strength based and holistic, Leah has taken the archaic ways of addiction in to this century, merging old ideas with new, to reshape how we look at and treat addiction. Leah has previously worked as a Licensed Addictions Counselor, running an Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents and adults. Her extensive referral base had her working hand in hand with the Courts, Child Protective Services and Probation and Parole. Leah also has a love of teaching and taught a semester of Advanced Counseling at Flathead Community College, and many health classes on drug and alcohol awareness at Kalispell Middle School. For three years she also volunteered at Flathead Care, a local agency that brought support groups into Middle Schools.
DIVERSITY & EQUITY GAME NIGHTS HOSTED BY RON JONES & LESLIE
PAUSED FOR JULY AND AUGUST - WILL RETURN IN SEPTEMBER
Ron has been an educator, writer, actor and social activist for over 25 years. As a founding member of the Program Urban Improv; he did no less than 250 workshops a year throughout New England for young people using improvisation as a tool for self-expression and violence prevention. In 2002 Urban Improv won an EMMY Award for Best Children's Programming for the television special "Re:Action." He is the former Artistic Director and Executive Director of ImprovBoston; the regions largest and most popular comedy troupe. He is currently Executive Director and principle performer for Dialogues on Diversity, one of the nation's premier social justice, diversity awareness theater companies. Ron contributed the Diversity & Equity questions for this game.
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COUPLES GAME NIGHTS WITH MARRIAGE & RELATIONSHIP EXPERTS
LOSS & REMEMBRANCE "SESSIONS" WITH LOSS COUNSELORS
HEALTHCARE WORKERS "SESSIONS" WITH HEALTHCARE COUNSELORS