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    Father’s Day and CYO’s Virtual Programs

    In this episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about community resources for fathers and also about engaging youth to continue to be active virtually. Joel Cruz is the Director of The Institute for the Hispanic Family of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut. It offers a wide range of culturally competent programs to Hartford’s Latino community in the areas of services for seniors and children, family counseling, education and treatment for substance abuse, mental health and other services, and assistance with other basic needs. On this Father’s Day Weekend, Joel shares some of the challenges that confront fathers in today’s society, and what assistance is available…

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    Tele-counseling during COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter Movement from a Youth Ministry Perspective

    On this week’s episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about tele-counseling and the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. Dr. Todd Karlin, Psy.D., MSEd. is the Assistant Executive Director of Clinical Services of Astor Services for Children and Families that provides educational and community-based behavioral health services throughout the Hudson Valley and the Bronx. Dr. Karlin shares how Astor Services for Children and Families has continued to provide continuity of mental health care through telehealth services, providing individual treatment, family and group therapy, and psychiatric support services remotely throughout the crisis. Danielle Beckford is an Entertainment Executive with DAB Entertainment LLC and a parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo – Resurrection – All…

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    COVID-19 in the Bronx and Youth Response to George Floyd

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about health and housing in the Bronx, and how the protests after George Floyd’s death has affected youth in New York. Professor Diana Hernandez, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Socio-medical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She – a sociologist by training – researches and examines the intersections between the built environment (housing and neighborhoods), and poverty and health. Dr. Hernandez shares with us how and why the COVID-19 outbreak here in New York has had a particularly devastating impact on poor communities of color like the South Bronx where she grew up. Eddie Silverio…