Dr. Mary Kay Keller is a Certified Family Life Educator and Human Scientist, a Certified Education Infant Massage Instructor, Professor, Transformational coach, Educational Research Consultant, and Author. Dr. Keller's work supports individuals and families in changing their lives through the process of transforming their life stories. Dr. Keller supports the human experience with applied family science.
EDUCATION: Dr. Keller earned a Ph.D. in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University, an MPA (Master's in Public Administration) from the University of Utah, and earned her undergraduate degree from Weber State University in Psychology with honors.
CURRENT APPLICATION: Dr. Mary Kay Keller is currently the Program Chair and Assistant Professor of the Applied Family Science (Master of Science) Program in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Wilmington University in New Castle Delaware. Dr. Keller developed and teaches online distance learning Family Life Education Courses. Dr. Keller is a lifelong advocate and activist of Children's Human Rights.
The Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences,
The National Fatherhood Initiative - Father Factor Blog,
International Journal of Attachment Parenting. Annual Publication, and
The International Association of Infant Massage. Annual Publication.
The Southeastern Observer
Mary Kay Keller has spent the last 20 years studying Family relationships and optimal caregiving of infants (0-3), children, teens, and emerging adults.
How well are you or your baby sleeping? I am Dr. Mary Kay Keller and a Certified Infant Massage Educator and have taught this science-based caregiving activity that promotes and supports bonding for 21 years! This episode is about my online Infant Massage Class! Check out my book, Hassle-Free Bedtime: Getting any child to bed is as easy as 1-2-3! On Amazon. Sleep is essential to emotional, physical, and cognitive well-being for both the infant and the caregiver! You can find me on all social media platforms. Please do visit my website for a description of the services I provide. www.marykaykeller.com
Guest Introduction by Dr. Mary Kay
Guest: Dr. Kim Parrish
Topic: Migration and the Family - Eastern Europe Dialogue
Background: Dr. Parrish teaches Family Science (20 years), was an Elementary School Counselor (10 years), a Professor ( 15 years), and holds a Ph.D. in Human Science (Mississippi State University). Dr. Parrish is a Certified Family Life Educator,
Check out her interview for the Wilmington University Magazine.
Dr. Parrish spoke about Asylum Seekers, & Refugees and how they are impacted by Amenities & Family Separation; Living without community.
Host: Dr. Mary Kay Keller
Guest: Mark Wayne Adams
Topic: A Book for Every Reader
Background: The goal for many families and teachers is to inspire the joy of reading in someone they love. Applies to all ages and reading levels.
For 15 years Mark has promoted reading and writing via public speaking engagements, book signings, and participation in book events. He has been recognized through the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, KACo (KY Assoc. of Counties), FAPA Board, SCBWI, IBPA, Readers’ Favorite Illustration Awards Judge, and international book awards.
Official judge of the Readers’ Favorite Illustration Award 2013–2018. Florida Authors and Publishers Association Board Member to President 2009–2017. Kentucky Colonels, 2014–Present, the highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to a community, state, or the nation. Independent Book Publishers Association Since 2008.
How books influenced Mark Wayne Adams's childhood: My first book came from a mobile library, bookmobile Mother’s career (Public Librarian), and my first book purchase.
Cost of an Education: Public Library + Personal Library + Parenting and Libraries
Who is Your Reader: Personality + Experiences + Activities
How books influenced Mark’s Career Goals: Sketchbooks/Journals (Influence On mentors, students, and Mark’s children).
Mark Wayne Adams - Engaging readers through art, books, and workshops.
Guest: Barry Goldstein
Background: Mr. Goldstein has 37 years of working on DV issues. Author of 6 books. Instructor in batterer program for 21 years. Director of Research for Stop Abuse Campaign. Author of the Safe Child Act. Advocate for Protective Mothers and their children.
Topic: Confirmed: Family Courts Fail Children in Abuse Cases
The lesson from Coronavirus crisis is to listen to the scientists. The family courts have failed to integrate critical research like ACE and Saunders. Without ACE they minimize the harm of DV and child abuse. Without Saunders, they disbelieve true reports of abuse. Over 700 children involved in contested custody have been murdered in the last ten years. Taken together, the research confirms courts are getting a large majority of DV custody cases wrong. The solution is the Safe Child Act.
Guest: Master Anne Radke
Topic: Confidence building through Self-Defense and Martial Arts
Background: Master Anne holds a 6th degree and 1st-degree black belt, and is a certified Life coach. She presents on how does self-defense helps children, teens adults, and those with special needs! Master Anne has 28 years of experience in her field. Her clients range in ages from 4 years old to seniors. Contact Master Anne at: A Better Body Website
Guest: Don Lucas, Ph.D.
Topic: The Science of Sex Education
Background: Dr. Don Lucas is a professor of psychology and the coordinator of the psychology department at Northwest Vista College (NVC); a community college with more than 18,000 students in San Antonio, Texas. Before joining NVC in 1999, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco; and took his Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialty in Neuroscience and Behavior from Northern Illinois University. He is a fellow of the Southwestern Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Lucas or Dr. Don, as his students affectionately refer to him, is the author of the book, Being: Your Happiness, Pleasure, and Contentment (Hayden-McNeil); and two OER modules, The Psychology of Human Sexuality and Human Sexual Anatomy and Physiology, published on nobaproject.com. His teaching has been featured by The San Antonio Express-News, SA Scene Magazine, KENS5 CBS, and KSAT12 ABC; and has earned him a number of awards, including the Minnie Stevens Piper award: The oldest and most prestigious teaching award for higher education in the state of Texas. Dr. Lucas has been conducting research on various topics (psychophysics, family & domestic violence, life satisfaction, and human sexuality) within psychology for the past 30 years. As his CV shows, he is productive when it comes to research, in the past five years he has authored over two-dozen abstracts published at various research conferences—mostly focusing on human sexuality. Dr. Lucas hosts 5MIweekly, a virtual science-based sex education course on YouTube, composed of original and pedagogically interactive videos. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children, Sember and Rayen, and a purebred mutt, named Barney.
Guest: Judy Micale & Associates
Topic: Compassion Fatigue: Let the Healing Begin!
• Identify the signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue
• Formulate ways to prevent and recover from Compassion Fatigue
• Identify useful techniques to increase healthy self-care and gratitude into your daily life
Background: Judy Micale has been a certified Compassion Fatigue Educator since 2011 and a key component to healing from this syndrome is understanding and incorporating self-compassion into your daily life. Over nine years of training on this topic and the practices Judy will discuss. Judy is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator, Professionally Certified Coach
Target Audience: This topic is for parents or anyone who is a caregiver, includes health care providers, counselors, and teachers.
Emerging adults 18-25; Adults: 26-45+
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Guest: Judith Lynn Pellegrino
Topic: Taking Responsibility For Your Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Health
Background: Certification in Holistic Health and 20+ years of integrating holistic health practices to supplement recovery from multiple addictions. Certification in Holistic Health. Completed Leadership and Action Program through Landmark Education. Soulful Storyteller.
Motivation: Climbing addiction, domestic violence, and suicide rates
Target population: Anyone who hates themselves.
Guest: Mark Winkler
Topic: Leadership Parenting during a Pandemic
Background: Mr. Winkler is a parent and for the last 12 years a StepDad. He started a Non-Profit Organizations focused on Fatherhood. Mark wrote a book, "My Daughters Keeper," based upon his personal experience of winning his way back into her life.
Guest: Mike Domitrz
Topic: "Mutually Amazing Parents and the Journey to Calm"
Background: In my work for helping parents teach their kids safer dating, we realized how much parents are seeking simple, quick lessons for helping them as human beings and parents. The people most likely to benefit from this information are adults 26-55 years of age. I host a podcast and interviewed many. I am the author of "Can I Kiss You?" I am the Founder of The Center for Respect, and a speaker for schools, the military, and nonprofits for the past 3 decades for helping to build mutually amazing relationships.
Host: You may have watched him as a featured expert on Dateline NBC or maybe you've seen him quoted in Forbes or The Wall Street Journal. Today's guest is the author of "Can I Kiss You?" and the Founder of The Center for Respect. For 3 decades, he has been helping build cultures of respect in families, educational institutions, for businesses and the US Military. And he is now launching MyVoiceRocks.com. Our guest is Mike Domitrz
Host: Dr. Mary Kay Keller
For those who feel alone because they are not safe at home. You are not forgotten. Many of us are wondering how to reach you. This episode if you hear it has Text lines for you to reach out. You can also hit the message button to let us know how you are and what you need. http://www.marykaykeller.com/
Only Teachers have learned how to teach! COVID19 has instantly turned Parents into Home School Teachers. Who could have prepared for this new experience? In this podcast, you will hear a Veteran Teachers' compassionate response to your angst and tips for a successful adjustment. Hint: Self-Compassion is at the top of the list. Enjoy! http://www.marykaykeller.com/