Happy Mother’s Day!  If you missed the program, you can hear it all right here!  It was great!!

And you can ALSO listen on Apple podcasts right HERE!


Dr. Julie Poehlmann is a clinical psychologist, professor at the University of Wisconsin, and a nationally and internationally recognized scholar on children with incarcerated parents. A growing number of children experience the incarceration of their mother. In most cases, grandparents provide care for their grandchildren during maternal incarceration. Dr. Poehlmann discussed risks and resilience for the children, mothers, and grandparents in these situations.  

One resource for helping children cope with having incarcerated mothers or fathers has been created by Sesame Street in Communities:  www. sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/incarceration.  This resource is also available in an App:  Sesame Street Incarceration.  Dr. Poehlmann is available for presentations about helping children of incarcerated parents.  Find out more about Dr. Poehlmann at:  humanecology.wisc.edu/staff/poehlmann-julie.  You can contact her at:  Julie.Poehlmann@gmail.com.  And read her blog:  www.KidsWithIncarceratedParents.com.  


Also, Jennifer Puac is a Master’s student at Columbia University, she works at the College of Mt St Vincent in the Bronx, and is a member of the Immigration Committee at the College. Jenn is also a volunteer with the non-profit group, The Afya Foundation, located in Bronx, NY and founded by CEO Danielle Butin, which sends medical supplies to countries in crisis. Currently, Ukraine is where they are sending supplies. Jenn talked to us about how we can help in Ukraine and the benefits of volunteering.  You can make a difference in helping to send medical supplies to people in need in Ukraine by donating to: AfyaFoundation.org.  Every donation counts to helping to safe lives!

Jennifer Puac


Finally Minerva and Ruben took us to another magical place in Mexico.

Ruben and Minerva in Bay of Banderas, Mexico


Listen to the podcast right HERE!  And on Apple podcasts right HERE!