March 1st, 2020 | 56 mins 34 secs
bloomington indiana, bloomington police department, hostage negotiations, indiana, melissa stone, mental health, police social worker, social worker
Melissa Stone is a Police Social Worker with Bloomington Indiana's Police Department. Melissa and I discuss: why her department created this new program, the types of calls she responds to, how she interacts with people in crisis, law enforcement mental health, hostage negotiations, her unique role growing up in a working-class home, her decision to become a social worker, and advice she gives other police departments considering a police social worker program.
If you enjoy this episode, you may like previous episodes where I interviewed a first responder, funeral director, forest ranger, working dog trainer, and many other guests with hands-on or misunderstood professions that help shed light on the human experience.
October 22nd, 2018 | 59 mins 50 secs
advanced directives, annie mcguyer cox, carleena angwin, chattanooga, demystifying death, end of life, five wishes, homelessness, hospice, hospice home, intentional listening, rakerria mines, sherry campbell, social work, social worker, tennessee, the carleena show, trauma informed care, welcome home
Sherry Campbell is a social worker and director of a nonprofit Hospice Home in Tennessee called Welcome Home. She’s also the host of a Demystifying Death series which seeks to bring community members together and provide a space to talk about death and dying.
At the end of the episode, two special guests join the conversation. Rakerria Mines and Annie McGuyer Cox recount the circumstances that led them to volunteer at Welcome Home.
"People think Hospice is very sad, depressing. But sometimes my best days are when I come here and spend time with them--the people that live here and the workers. It’s a really great pleasure for you to get to sit with them at the end of their life, for their last few hours." -Rakerria Mines
The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Connect with Sherry Campbell https://www.welcomehomeofchattanooga.org/ | Episode 13 photography by Raffe Lazarian