Positive Podcast aims for community connection
From the front lines to those at home; whether you are remote working, virtual learning, or home schooling here in West Virginia, across the country, or around the world, there is a new Positive Podcast available from the Morgan County Partnership with an important objective: community connection. Connecting communities with Positive Actions, Positive Podcast is hosted by Angie Hott and Sheima Benzidour, Positive Action & Digital Media Facilitators for the Morgan County Partnership.
The Partnership is a "coalition made up of local citizens united in a shared vision of building a supportive network for our young people, their families and others connected to create a safe, healthy, and drug-free community. The Partnership includes all sectors of the community, such as area nonprofits, government groups, agencies, volunteer organizations, school district, churches, businesses, parents, and youth. Seeking community connection and following six years of presenting character education in the classroom, Ms. Hott and Ms. Sheima bring a weekly feature convenient in a new podcast format, adding to the school year's daily instruction on the "Daily PAWsitive Action Community Vlogcast". Weekly Positive Podcast will feature wellness tips, Positive Action core value words, stories of community kindness, local and community news, and resources for addiction and abuse. Hosts will share parenting stories from potty training, home schooling, pandemic parenting, and more! Whether you live in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle or Mars, Ms. Hott and Ms. Sheima's Positive Podcast is available to connect the community in this new thing called life because we are all #AloneTogether! Positive Podcast's seeks to provide encouragement for children and families who are struggling as well as celebrate daily accomplishments.
During the current health crisis, the Positive Podcast will include evidence based advice from the Child Mind Institute to help communities recognize need and locate qualified resources. The Child Mind Institute also provides daily coping tips with doctors who are "dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health." They provide the "highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policy makers to support children when and where they need it most." Grab your device and hit play! While folding laundry, cleaning house, or driving the car, the Positive Podcast will engage you, encourage your day to day tasks, and connect you with family and community.
Upcoming programming includes original music from community musicians, tips from Morgan County Social Workers, new activities happening locally, and wellness suggestion working around the world. On Friday, May 15, 2020, a sound bite from the Capitol with Senator Shelley Moore Capito was featured. Senator Capito was recognizing student's Positive Actions with Ms. Christie Butts, 4th grade teacher at Warm Springs Intermediate School in Morgan County who spear headed the "Adopt A Senior" Citizen Letter Writing activity with Summer Goller, MC After 3 Director.
To include your community story, music, or news on the Morgan County Partnership's weekly Positive Podcast, contact Angie Hott at [email protected]. Weekly Positive Podcasts are posted on the free mobile APP available from Apple Store and GooglePlay.