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This is Us, Portland

This is Us, Portland

By Mary Pont
A series of community podcast conversations promoting our communities strengths and partnerships.

Our goal is to bring together Town Leaders, Youth Services, Schools, Police, Fire/EMS, Library, Ecumenical Community Leaders and Area Professionals to have meaningful discussions on topics of interest and concern.

Let’s grow together as a community and create change together as a community.
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#17 - Going Back to School with COVID-19
Guests: Dr. Lauren Melman | Middlesex Health Family Medicine - Portland Moderators: Mary Pont | Youth/Senior Services Administrator - Town of Portland Email: mpont@portlandct.org Alli Behnke | MSW Outreach Coordinator - Portland Youth Services Email: abehnke@portlandct.org "This Is Us" Mission: Our goal is to bring together Town Leaders, Youth Services, Schools, Police, Fire/EMS, Library, Ecumenical Community Leaders and Area Professionals to have meaningful discussions on topics of interest and concern. Let’s grow together as a community and create change together as a community. Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: https://www.TownTech.org/ Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org More information: https://www.portlandct.org/
29:49
November 30, 2020
#19 - Today I Matter
Guests: John Lally | APRN Executive Director of Today I Matter Moderators: Mary Pont | Youth/Senior Services Administrator - Town of Portland Email: mpont@portlandct.org Alli Behnke | MSW Outreach Coordinator - Portland Youth Services Email: abehnke@portlandct.org "This Is Us" Mission: Our goal is to bring together Town Leaders, Youth Services, Schools, Police, Fire/EMS, Library, Ecumenical Community Leaders and Area Professionals to have meaningful discussions on topics of interest and concern. Let’s grow together as a community and create change together as a community. Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: https://www.TownTech.org/ Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org More information: https://www.portlandct.org/
30:32
November 10, 2020
#18 - Living in Covid
Guests: Joanna Crowell | LPC, LADC Moderators: Mary Pont | Youth/Senior Services Administrator - Town of Portland Email: mpont@portlandct.org Alli Behnke | MSW Outreach Coordinator - Portland Youth Services Email: abehnke@portlandct.org "This Is Us" Mission: Our goal is to bring together Town Leaders, Youth Services, Schools, Police, Fire/EMS, Library, Ecumenical Community Leaders and Area Professionals to have meaningful discussions on topics of interest and concern. Let’s grow together as a community and create change together as a community. Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: https://www.TownTech.org/ Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org More information: https://www.portlandct.org/
32:06
October 10, 2020
#16 - Summer Activities for Children and Families
Guests: Jennifer Renk | Children's Librarian - Town of Portland Nathan Foley | Director of Parks & Recreation - Town of Portland Moderators: Mary Pont | Youth/Senior Services Administrator - Town of Portland Email: mpont@portlandct.org Alli Behnke | MSW Outreach Coordinator - Portland Youth Services Email: abehnke@portlandct.org "This Is Us" Mission: Our goal is to bring together Town Leaders, Youth Services, Schools, Police, Fire/EMS, Library, Ecumenical Community Leaders and Area Professionals to have meaningful discussions on topics of interest and concern. Let’s grow together as a community and create change together as a community. Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: https://www.TownTech.org/ Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org More information: https://www.portlandct.org/
39:34
July 1, 2020
#15 - Embracing Summer 2020 With Young Children
Guests: Maren Odell | M. Ed. Development and Programming Coordinator - Child Guidance Clinic Moderators: Mary Pont | Youth/Senior Services Administrator - Town of Portland Email: mpont@portlandct.org Alli Behnke | MSW Outreach Coordinator - Portland Youth Services Email: abehnke@portlandct.org "This Is Us" Mission: Our goal is to bring together Town Leaders, Youth Services, Schools, Police, Fire/EMS, Library, Ecumenical Community Leaders and Area Professionals to have meaningful discussions on topics of interest and concern. Let’s grow together as a community and create change together as a community. Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: https://www.TownTech.org/ Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org More information: https://www.portlandct.org/
34:17
June 24, 2020
#14 - Is My Quarantine Drinking Normal?
Guests: Joanna Crowell | LPC, LADC Moderators: Mary Pont | Youth/Senior Services Administrator - Town of Portland Email: mpont@portlandct.org Alli Behnke | MSW Outreach Coordinator - Portland Youth Services Email: abehnke@portlandct.org "This Is Us" Mission: Our goal is to bring together Town Leaders, Youth Services, Schools, Police, Fire/EMS, Library, Ecumenical Community Leaders and Area Professionals to have meaningful discussions on topics of interest and concern. Let’s grow together as a community and create change together as a community. Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: https://www.TownTech.org/ Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org More information: https://www.portlandct.org/
26:47
June 9, 2020
#13 - Kindergarten Readiness
Guests: Corinne Scrivano | Valley View Kindergarten Teacher Ellen Kelley | Valley View Pre-School Teacher Moderators: Mary Pont | Youth/Senior Services Administrator - Town of Portland Email: mpont@portlandct.org Alli Behnke | MSW Outreach Coordinator - Portland Youth Services Email: abehnke@portlandct.org "This Is Us" Mission: Our goal is to bring together Town Leaders, Youth Services, Schools, Police, Fire/EMS, Library, Ecumenical Community Leaders and Area Professionals to have meaningful discussions on topics of interest and concern. Let’s grow together as a community and create change together as a community. Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: https://www.TownTech.org/ Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org More information: https://www.portlandct.org/
34:10
June 9, 2020
#12 - Understanding Our Child's Behavior
Guests: Maren Odell, M.Ed. | Program Manager Child Guidance Clinic for Central CT, Inc. Moderators: Mary Pont | Youth/Senior Services Administrator - Town of Portland Email: mpont@portlandct.org Alli Behnke | MSW Outreach Coordinator - Portland Youth Services Email: abehnke@portlandct.org Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: TownTech.org Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org
22:59
May 28, 2020
#11 - From Recreation to Addiction: Drug Use and Trends
Guests: Joanna Crowell | LPC LADC, Pyschotherapist, Substance Abuse Counselor Moderators: Mary Pont | Youth/Senior Services Administrator - Town of Portland Email: mpont@portlandct.org Alli Behnke | MSW Outreach Coordinator - Portland Youth Services Email: abehnke@portlandct.org Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: TownTech.org Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org
25:16
May 28, 2020
#10 - Vaping: Our Lungs, Our Health, Our Youth
Guests: Dr. Regina Palazzo | Pediatric Pulmonologist Moderators: Mary Pont, Director | Portland Youth Services Allison Behnke | Outreach Coordinator Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: TownTech.org Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org
26:58
May 28, 2020
#9 - Portland Public Library
Guests: Janet Nocek | Portland Library - Director Jennifer Renk | Portland Library - Youth Services Moderators: Mary Pont, Director | Portland Youth Services Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: TownTech.org Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org
27:09
May 28, 2020
#8 - Diversity
Guests: Janet Nocek | Portland Library Caroline Murray | Diversity Committee Moderators: Mary Pont, Director | Portland Youth Services Allison Behnke | Outreach Coordinator Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: TownTech.org
28:31
May 28, 2020
#7 - Public Safety & Today's Challenges
Guests: Robert Shea, DPW Director/Fire Chief | Portland, CT Moderators: Mary Pont, Director | Portland Youth Services Allison Behnke | Outreach Coordinator Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: TownTech.org Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org
24:57
May 28, 2020
#6 - Anxiety Versus Stress
Guests: Alicia Farrell, PhD | Cognitive Psychologist  Moderators: Mary Pont, Director | Portland Youth Services Allison Behnke | Outreach Coordinator Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: TownTech.org Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org
41:57
May 28, 2020
#5 - Mentoring
Guests: Jaime McDermott, Counsellor | Portland Middle School  Moderators: Mary Pont, Director | Portland Youth Services Allison Behnke | Outreach Coordinator Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: TownTech.org Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org
12:15
May 28, 2020
#4 - Vaping
Guests: Allison Hine, Principal | Brownstone Intermediate School Kathryn Lawson, Principal | Portland High School  Shane Tewksbury, Student Caitlyn Feldman, Student Sage Watrous, Student Moderators: Mary Pont, Director | Portland Youth Services Allison Behnke | Outreach Coordinator Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: TownTech.org Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org
19:35
May 28, 2020
#3 - Sleep Habits
Guests: Amy Michalowski, Sleep Consultant Moderators: Mary Pont, Director | Portland Youth Services Allison Behnke | Outreach Coordinator Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: TownTech.org Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org
15:55
May 28, 2020
#2 - Early Literacy
Guests: Jennifer Renk, Supervisor of Library Youth Services, Portland, CT Library Moderators: Mary Pont, Director | Portland Youth Services Allison Behnke | Outreach Coordinator Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: TownTech.org Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org
13:19
May 28, 2020
#1 - Portland, CT - Pilot
Guests: Susan Bransfield, First Selectman | Portland CT Janet Nocek, Director | Portland Library Rev. Philip Bjornberg | Trinity Episcopal Church Pastor Jane Hawkens | First Congregational Church Pastor Donald Watson |Grace & Mercy Church Moderators: Mary Pont, Director | Portland Youth Services Allison Behnke | Outreach Coordinator Produced by Portland Youth Services & The Town Tech Educational Partnership: TownTech.org Music by Scott Holmes "New Beginnings" at freemusicarchive.org
21:28
May 28, 2020