Victim Safety/Domestic Abuse (Aired on May 20 and May 21 2017)

A Center for Victim Safety and Support (Aired on May 20 and 21, 2017)

Leah Feldman , Director of the Center for Victim Safety and Support at Family Services in Dutchess County, and volunteer Kathleen Paluso discuss the various ways the Center aids victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and other crimes. Two hot lines connect directly to assistance: (845)485-5550 for domestic violence and (845)452-7272 for victims of rape or other crimes. The Center can help a victim find shelter from an abuser or work with the courts in providing protection. Licensed counselors are available around the
clock. Much of the RadioRotary program is concerned with the causes
of domestic violence and ways that victims can cope.
Learn more:
Family Services in Dutchess County
Center for Victim Safety and Support:
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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May 22, 2017 · Posted in Children, Domestic Violence, Hudson Valley, Law  

Solving Marital Problems with Mediation (Aired on July 4 & 5, 2015)

(l-r) Jonah Triebwasser, Betsy Shequine, Sarah O’Connell

(l-r) Jonah Triebwasser, Betsy Shequine, Sarah O’Connell

Mediation is a process in which parties with differences meet with a neutral professional to resolve differences. In this program, Attorney Betsy Shequine explains why mediation is a cheaper, faster, and more successful way to end a marriage than litigation for divorce. Trained mediators, such as Ms. Shequine, teach the participants how to speak to each other as they resolve the complications of division of finances, care of children, and financial support after divorce. Mediators who handle divorce are usually lawyers themselves, while other trained mediators who deal with issues such as property disputes may be psychologists or social workers. A phone call to 845-471-6167 costs nothing and provides a way for the process to be explained. For later sessions, including the initial consultation meeting, the parties are charged on a per-session basis.

Learn more:
Mid-Hudson Divorce & Family Mediation Center
Divorce Mediation Basics

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July 4, 2015 · Posted in Hudson Valley, Law  

Health Information Privacy and Portability (Aired on May 9 & 10, 2015)

Rich Silva

Rich Silva

Rich Silva, Founder and President of Pain Point IT Solutions Inc., describes some of the complications concerning health information privacy and accountability rules. Before 1996, most hospital and other medical records were kept on paper and were easily available to persons other than a patient’s doctor and the patient. As part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) and its later extensions, the privacy of medical information is assured and kept in electronic form. Pain Point IT Solutions as part of its services helps medical providers and their business associates follow the rules, which are enforced by a 164-point audit by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. One problem of special significance is disaster recovery of information; even though all information has been backed up, without help it may require days to restore it.

Learn more:
HIPAA
Health Information Privacy Rules
Pain Point IT Solutions

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May 9, 2015 · Posted in Health, Law  

Child Therapy and Rosie’s Law (Aired on April 13 & 14, 2014)

Dr. David Crenshaw and Rosie

Dr. David Crenshaw and Rosie

Dr. David A Crenshaw, a child psychologist who is Clinical Director of the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, explains why children often need aid in getting though such emotional difficulties as psychosomatic symptoms, depression, difficulty controlling impulses, and behavioral problems in school; frequently intellectual or cognitive maturity precedes emotional maturity. Young children may lack language skills, but the natural expression of children is through play or art, which can be used to help them through emotional problems. Dr. Crenshaw has been involved in trying to get New York State to pass a law that would allow therapy dogs help emotionally impaired witnesses (not only children) handle courtroom trials. The law is known as “Rosie’s Law” after the first case in New York that permitted a dog to be used in this way.

Learn More:
Dr. David A. Crenshaw
Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie
Rosie’s Law

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April 13, 2014 · Posted in Animals, Children, Law, Youth  

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