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Dispatches from Ukraine

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Two caregivers discuss civilian trauma resulting from the invasion of Ukraine, experienced by those in Ukraine, as well by those who leave the country.

American MarkAlain Dery is an internationally renowned infectious disease specialist, trauma care doctor, and public health specialist. He is currently working in Ukraine with the NGO, The Swiss Foundation, which is organizing transports, looking for supply sources, and carrying out major education campaigns for first responder public servants in Ukraine such as police and fire people. They are providing training for emergency trauma care, needed since civilians are being injured or can be casualties of the war. Dery speculates that the need for civilian care will increase globally as internal conflicts increase in countries, catching non-soldiers in the crossfire. MarkAlain is also founder and manager of Pacifica Affiliate WHIV-LP in New Orleans.

Mila Yalovaya, is a Ukrainian Psychotherapist who specializes in work with teenagers. She describes the psychological trauma of the Ukrainian war, especially for teenagers, who are in a vulnerable developmental stage. She describes the cost to teenagers of leaving Ukraine and living abroad and some of the services they are offering for support.
Yalovaya discusses the benefit of psychotherapy in wartime and mental strategies for emotional stability. Yalovaya received her training at Kyiv Gestalt University, where she now teaches,

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WPVM President: Davyne Dial

Davyne Dial, President WPVM FM 103.7Professional Designer  1982 – 2012. Davyne began her professional career as a designer in New Orleans developing and operating a  business in the French Quarter adjacent to Jackson Square. She re-located to Asheville in 1989 to further her studies in metal work at Penland School, and John C. Campbell.  Current Designs

She has distributed her designs to exclusive retail shops and catalogs, nationwide.  Her work has appeared in national magazines, and graced the  display windows of Saks Fifth Ave flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.  She has produced instructional lessons on the lost art of  couture level millinery  that are available on DVDs.

Upon retiring from the design world  Davyne fulfilled a dream of attending Penland School of Craft to study fine metal work. She hopes to resume her metal work once the station is well established in the community.

She is a co-founder of the “New WPVM”, the non-profit she helped establish obtained the license to broadcast from MAIN in 2015 and she feels the opportunity to help develop WPVM from a dormant radio station is a thrilling challenge and and honor to be a part of developing the station to it’s fullest potential for the community. Visit Davyne on Facebook.

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