CS Learning Podcasts: Pathways to Resilience

In this special edition of Pathways to Resilience, Melissa is joined by two human trafficking survivors who share their incredible stories with us. As previous clients of Community Solutions, the two discuss how their healing journeys have led them to roles as advocates for others. Tune in now for an honest and inspiring discussion!

Disclaimer: While this episode does not go into graphic detail, we do discuss human trafficking and abuse. Please listen with discretion and care for yourself.

Melissa Santos

Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience: Episode 19 - Human Trafficking: Stories from Survivors
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In this special edition of Pathways to Resilience, Melissa is joined by two human trafficking survivors who share their incredible stories with us. As previous clients of Community Solutions, the two discuss how their healing journeys have led them to roles as advocates for others. Tune in now for an honest and inspiring discussion!

Disclaimer: While this episode does not go into graphic detail, we do discuss human trafficking and abuse. Please listen with discretion and care for yourself.

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and episode 15 of Pathways to Resilience is dedicated to this important topic. In this edition of Inside CS Melissa is joined by Sharan Dhanoa, Director at the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking. The two discuss the underlying causes of human trafficking, the many ways it can present itself, and how we can can all be more aware to actively shift this culture. Tune in now for an informative and important discussion!

Melissa Santos

Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience: Episode 18 - Inside CS: Understanding Human Trafficking
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January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and episode 18 of Pathways to Resilience is dedicated to this important topic. In this edition of Inside CS Melissa is joined by Sharan Dhanoa, Director at the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking. The two discuss the underlying causes of human trafficking, the many ways it can present itself, and how we can can all be more aware to actively shift this culture. Tune in now for an informative and important discussion!

In this episode of Pathways to Resilience, Melissa is joined by Ignacio (Nacho) Moya, Founder, CEO, and Artist of Moya Art Gallery & Studio in Gilroy, CA. Nacho shares his passion for art, and how his dream of being an artist has fueled his resilience despite the hardships he's experienced. Tune in now for a deep conversation on the healing and connecting power of art!

Melissa Santos

Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience: Episode 17 - Having a Dream
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In this episode of Pathways to Resilience, Melissa is joined by Ignacio (Nacho) Moya, Founder, CEO, and Artist of Moya Art Gallery & Studio in Gilroy, CA. Nacho shares his passion for art, and how his dream of being an artist has fueled his resilience despite the hardships he’s experienced. Tune in now for a deep conversation on the healing and connecting power of art!

In this special edition of Pathways to Resilience: Inside CS, Melissa sits down with Teri Barstow, mother, grandmother, and case manager at Community Solutions. Teri shares her story with us in honor of Native American Heritage Month. We learn about her journey to discovering and embracing her native roots, and how she incorporates these values in her work with the community. Tune in now for an honest and inspiring conversation!

Melissa Santos

Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience: Episode 16 - Inside CS: Gathering Roots
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In this special edition of Pathways to Resilience: Inside CS, Melissa sits down with Teri Barstow, mother, grandmother, and case manager at Community Solutions. Teri shares her story with us in honor of Native American Heritage Month. We learn about her journey to discovering and embracing her native roots, and how she incorporates these values in her work with the community. Tune in now for an honest and inspiring conversation!

In this episode, Melissa is joined by Joshua Reynolds, CEO & Founder of Rob Roy Consulting, where he is a marketing strategy advisor and executive coach, who identifies and promotes the power of storytelling. Tune in for an amazing discussion on the importance of this practice in building collective resilience.

Melissa Santos

Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience: Episode 15 - Collective Resilience
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In this episode, Melissa is joined by Joshua Reynolds, CEO & Founder of Rob Roy Consulting, where he is a marketing strategy advisor and executive coach, who identifies and promotes the power of storytelling. Tune in for an amazing discussion on the importance of this practice in building collective resilience.

Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience: Episode 14 - Connection to Culture
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This episode of Pathways to Resilience features an in depth conversation with Katherine Chavez-Napoli, local community member, advocate, and leader. Kathy shares her story, her heritage, and her heart with us in this amazing peek into her life. Tune in now for a closer look at how her life experiences have fueled her passion for education, and how connecting to her culture brings Kathy closer to the community.

In this special edition of Pathways to Resilience, Melissa is joined by Tracie Lundquist, in honor of Suicide Prevention Month. Tracie shares the story of her daughter's suicide attempt, and the journey to healing that her family has been on since this event. Tune in for a look at how this family has managed to maintain resilience in a time of immense tragedy and uncertainty.

*Disclaimer: This episode contains graphic content regarding suicide and suicide attempt. Please listen with discretion and care for yourself.

Melissa Santos

Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience: Episode 13 - A Special Conversation in Honor of Suicide Prevention Month
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In this special edition of Pathways to Resilience, Melissa is joined by Tracie Lundquist, in honor of Suicide Prevention Month. Tracie shares the story of her daughter’s suicide attempt, and the journey to healing that her family has been on since this event. Tune in for a look at how this family has managed to maintain resilience in a time of immense tragedy and uncertainty.

*Disclaimer: This episode contains graphic content regarding suicide and suicide attempt. Please listen with discretion and care for yourself.

In episode 12, Melissa is joined by Diana Chapman, Co-Founder and CEO Coach at The Conscious Leadership Group. The two discuss the importance of acknowledging and releasing our thoughts and how this practice can help us live more authentically and compassionately.

Melissa Santos

Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience: Episode 12 - Releasing Withholdings
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In episode 12, Melissa is joined by Diana Chapman, Co-Founder and CEO Coach at The Conscious Leadership Group. The two discuss the importance of acknowledging and releasing our thoughts and how this practice can help us live more authentically and compassionately.

In this edition of Inside CS, Melissa is joined by Lisa Davis, former CPO at Community Solutions. Tune in as the two reflect on Lisa's recent retirement, and the legacy she leaves behind at Community Solutions and in the behavioral health field.

Melissa Santos

Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience by Community Solutions
Pathways to Resilience: Episode 11 - Inside CS: A Legacy of Knowing
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In this edition of Inside CS, Melissa is joined by Lisa Davis, former CPO at Community Solutions. Tune in as the two reflect on Lisa’s recent retirement, and the legacy she leaves behind at Community Solutions and in the behavioral health field.

At Community Solutions I met some wonderful women who helped me with my fears and helped me understand that I did not deserve to be abused by anyone.

Luz, age 50, Solutions to Violence

[Community Solutions] helped me with my problems and were there when I was having hard times. They have helped my family with a place to live and helped us pay some bills and buy some food when we needed it.

Serena, age 15, Child & Youth Behavioral Health

I cannot describe very well but all I know is that each day is getting better. Your program helps.

Jin, age 62, Adult Behavioral Health

Thanks to the program, I left the ugly house I was living in that had two small windows for the 8 of us, dirt floors, broken windows, no door, and the toilet always clogging. Now my children and I have a nice apartment where we have more space, privacy, and carpet where we can be barefoot.

Teresa, age 38, Solutions to Violence Supportive Housing Program
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