Q&A: How Trauma-Informed Care is Shaping Opioid Crisis Response in Some W.Va. Schools


On last night’s episode of The Legislature Today, WVPB assistant news director Glynis Board spoke with Felicia Bush. Bush is a founder and CEO of the nonprofit Harmony Mental Health and co-founding member of Handle with Care. She works to implement trauma-informed care across six counties in the state – helping educators respond to students traumatized by the opioid crisis. On this West Virginia Morning, we hear an excerpt from the interview.

And our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes from the poet, performer, visual artist and rock-and-roll icon Patti Smith.

She performs “People Have The Power,” the driving anthem co-written with her husband Fred “Sonic” Smith, a native of Lincoln County, West Virginia, who was posthumously inducted into the WV Music Hall of Fame the evening prior to this performance.

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West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Caitlin Tan, Jessica Lilly, Kara Lofton, Liz McCormick, Dave Mistich, Brittany Patterson and Roxy Todd.

Our news director is Jesse Wright, our producer is Glynis Board and our host is Teresa Wills.