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"Pride Started as a Protest"

For this special pride episode, Aimee speaks with a very special guest, Kimi Barbosa (she/her/ella). Kimi is the executive director of Positive Images in Sonoma County—an LGBTQIA2+ center that is doing incredible things. In this conversation, these two queers talk about liberation in storytelling, how nature is inherently trans, inclusive futures, mutual aid, reclaiming power and navigating the non-profit sector as baddies that want social justice and equity for all. You won't want to miss this super special (and very queer) episode!

"The Psychology Behind Why Parenting is So Hard"

With guest, Monica Borunda, a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and adjunct professor who works in private practice and specializes in trauma, child abuse, and child forensic interviewing.


On June 14th, 2024 we are hosting a training on the basics of polyvagal theory. Polyvagal theory will teach you, as an inherently social being, on how to improve your interpersonal relationships whether its professional or personal.
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"Season 1 Recap: A Roundtable Chat with RWYH Team"

In this season finale, Emma Zornes (RWYH's co-producer) asks the questions as Crystal Cardenas and Aimee Hanna huddle in their respective closets. They reflect on their journey throughout the first season by sharing highlights from their favorite episodes and revealing the lore behind the podcast’s title and logo. Expect heartfelt laughs and an intimate look back on the memorable moments that shaped this season. 

"Now Screening: Navigating Parenting in the Digital Age"

With guest, Julianna Lorenzen, co-founder and Executive Director of Healthy Screen Habits, spearheads a mission to empower families in fostering healthy screen habits and preserving technology as a tool, not a substitute for human connection.

"Protecting our Elders from Cyber Crimes"

With guest, Tracy Webb, a seasoned career prosecutor, Emmy-award winning producer, and a renowned speaker on topics such as cybercrime, human trafficking, and child exploitation.

"Being in Partnership with a First Responder: Tips and Hardships"

With guests, marketing specialist and partner to a firefighter, April Enriquez and retired law enforcement professional, Mike Matlock.

"Re-membering as Liberation, Grieving as Practice"

With guest, Ramona Beltran, Associate Professor at the University of Denver, dancer, academic director, producer and mother.

"Spirituality's Role in Trauma Recovery"

With guests, Dr. Gimel Rogers, a CPS social worker and lecturer at California State University Sacramento, specializing in child welfare with a doctorate from USC, and Dr. Jocelyn Wormley, a forensic interview specialist and CPS social worker, also with expertise in child welfare and a USC doctorate.

"Inside Neurodiversity"

With guests, licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in trauma-informed care, particularly in foster care and marginalized communities, leading inclusion and equity initiatives, Dr. Lynette Lau and experienced licensed child psychologist and supervising forensic psychologist with expertise in trauma treatment and child behavioral disorders, Dr. Lauren Maltby.

"Why Cops Need to be Vulnerable"

With guests, recently retired Oxnard police department commander, Sharon Giles and veteran of the United States Marine Corps and active law enforcement officer, Jeff Takeda.

"Know Your Name"

With guest, Xiomara Flores-Holguin, a recently retired 36-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

"Why Wellness Matters pt 2"

With Guests, CIR's previous executive director and long time employee, Sonia Sandoval-Edinger and current associate director and fellow long time CIR employee, Crystal Cardenas.

"Handle with Care Episode pt 1"

With guests, the founder of the Joyful Child Foundation, Erin Runnion and retired police officer of 17 years obtaining her master's degree in marriage and family therapy, Suzie Walsh.

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