The Defender Podcast

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Dr. Heather Quagliana, associate professor of psychology at Lee University, shares practical tips on how to engage kids from hard places especially in light of COVID-19.

Show Notes

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Dr. Heather Quagliana is an associate professor of psychology at Lee University in Cleveland, TN.  Quagliana, a Lee alum, joined Lee’s faculty in 2008. She teaches courses such as Childhood Disorders and Intervention Strategies, Child Development, Personality Theory, and Community Psychology. Prior to Lee, she taught at Community Christian College in Redlands, California, and at Azusa Pacific University.  Quagliana has a passion for research that measures teaching effectiveness in the classroom, particularly outcomes associated with service learning. Quagliana’s clinical work and research focuses on children and families. Her specializations include foster care of children, childhood trauma, ADHD, Autism, and expressive therapies. She has a passion for better understanding the integration of Christian faith and psychology.

Herbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms. 

The mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Our vision is for vulnerable children and their communities to be transformed by the gospel and to make disciples. 

What is The Defender Podcast?

The Defender Podcast is a ministry of Lifeline Children's Services where we seek to equip the body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children and families. We hope this podcast will provide encouragement, inspiration, and ways to connect with others who have a heart for the orphan.