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  • What does “Self-Care” mean? What does “Advocacy” mean?
  • Organizational Affiliation PWS is: Committed to quality services & programs, based on outcome planning, assessment and research Where is each PWS office Located on campus?????
  • Guiding light for our work Helps us work with intention Gives us direction Important to keep it relevant, so we updated it this year to be current with PWS’s services and goals.
  • This can help you in your groups when program planning to ensure what you’re doing supports the LA program mission statement. We see the LA program as also working to support the broader mission of PWS.
  • The cons – choices about alcohol, drugs Also behavior – violence, sexual behavior & choices If you would not want it on the front page of the local news paper, prominently featured in The Front and your parents to know – you might want to think about your choices again You will be representing PWS & the LA program ALL the time
  • You’ve already convinced us that you belong in this class and we want to see you succeed. We could stand here and list the typical expectations you’ve all heard before, like doing your assignments, participating in class and discussion groups, and respecting each other and the presenters, but those nitty gritty details are a given. We’re not expecting you to be perfect, but we do expect you to do your best. It’s common sense that you can’t fully participate if you are texting your best friend through a lecture. Make our jobs easy by proving that we made the right choice when we picked you to be an LA. Yes, we’ve set the bar high, but if you’re not living up to your potential, we’ll give you feedback to help get you back on track. It’s easy to be anonymous in large lecture classes but our job is to make sure that no one is invisible in this class. Think of this class more like a grad level class than a GUR. We want to get to know each of you so that we can make sure that we place you in the topic group that is the best fit for you. And down the road, when you need a recommendation for grad school or a reference for a job, we’ll feel confident that we know you well enough to do that. This class is the beginning of your LA experience. Have fun and be engaged! Let us see who you are and what you have to offer the LA program. Welcome!
  • This class is the beginning of your LA experience. Have fun and be engaged! Let us see who you are and what you have to offer the LA program. Welcome!
  • Please consider: Who is represented here today? Who is not represented here today? What do you have in common?
  • Next slide = Talent Show (AFTER Read & Syllabus)
  • We are excited to begin working with you! The application process was highly competitive this year. Look around you—if we had accepted everyone who applied, we would need a room twice this size. Now that you’re here, it’s time to get to work!This class is pass/fail but that doesn’t mean you can just do the bare minimum. In fact, our expectations for you are higher than they would be for a graded course because the work you will be doing as an LA is critical to advancing the health and social justice of Western’s community. What we expect of you in this class is more like a job or an internship than a class; the class is the vehicle for helping us to determine where you will fit in the overall LA program. As paraprofessionals, you will carry more responsibility for delivering quality work because that is how we will make your topic group determination.
  • It’s our job to give you the tools to succeed in this class. We’ll provide you with the theoretical and practical foundation for your work as an LA. You will learn how individual and community health intersect. You’ll learn how health is connected to social justice, economic equality, and service. Along the way, you’ll build leadership, teamwork, communication, and advocacy skills.
  • 1st class 2010

    1. 1. 2010
    2. 2. Goals of the Day: <ul><li>Welcome! </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the staff </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation to expectations and the basics of what this class will be about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legacy you are inheriting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The PWS & LA program missions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LA commitment & role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class details </li></ul></ul>2010 <ul><ul><li>Next class: Individual & Community Health </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Throughout this quarter consider: <ul><li>How each area of information relates: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To you and your role as a future LA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To the individual Western student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To Health </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The circular connection of the individual and the community </li></ul>2010
    4. 4. Prevention & Wellness Services Staff <ul><li> Elva Giddings , Director PWS and ADCAS Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li> Catharine Vader, WOC coordinator & Health Educator </li></ul><ul><li> Devlin O’Donnell, CASAS & Violence Prevention Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li> Erica Zurek, ADCAS Risk Reduction Specialist </li></ul><ul><li> Joshua O’Donnell, Men’s Violence Prevention Project Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li> Maggie Feeney, Communications & Health Promotions Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li> Shanai Lechtenberg, Graduate Intern Student Affairs </li></ul>2010
    5. 5. Our Wonderful TA’s! <ul><li>Chris Viengkhamvilay (MVPP) </li></ul><ul><li>Lauren Wallace (WEAVE) </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Harper (FHE) </li></ul><ul><li>Heather Reynolds (FHE) </li></ul><ul><li>Naomi Zaretsky (ABN) </li></ul><ul><li>Nicole Theberge (WEAVE) </li></ul>2010
    6. 6. What Are You Joining? 2010 Violence Prevention (CASAS & MVPP) ADCAS Wellness Outreach Center LA PROGRAM Student Health Services Counseling Center Prevention & Wellness Services Committed to quality services & programs, based on outcome planning, assessment and research Western Washington University Student Affairs Division Counseling, Health & Wellness Services
    7. 7. The Legacy you inherit . . . <ul><li>Lifestyle Advisor Program began at WWU in 1991-1992 . . . </li></ul>2010
    8. 8. Our humble beginnings: <ul><li>1992 : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We started as Wellness (of Counseling, Health & Wellness) with 1 staff person and 4 health education majors and a lot of other staff assistance & support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st “official” LA spring class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration began between Prevention & Alcohol Services </li></ul></ul>2010
    9. 9. As we continued to grow: <ul><li>1993-1995 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction of peer-based HIV testing & education program (1 st on west coast – only 2 nd in the nation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate interns join PWS and began violence prevention group of Men Against Rape at WWU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LAs volunteered in mass to assist with the Measles Immunization Mobilization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1996, 1997 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LAs featured on Good Morning America – AOD program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer Sexual Health Educators topic group introduced </li></ul></ul>2010
    10. 10. <ul><li>1997, 1998 , 1999 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AOD Risk Reduction Education groups facilitated by LAs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Men’s Violence Prevention Program, Women’s Empowerment and Violence Education, and Ally Building Network topic teams began </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2001 to present </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wellness Outreach Center & Self-Care [ which was passed to the Health Center summer 2009] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly Calendars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Service and SO much </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And…we continue to evolve </li></ul></ul>2010
    11. 11. Students who interact with the educational resources of Prevention and Wellness Services will become actively involved in their own wellness, recognize the impact health has on personal and academic success as well as on the community, and co-create a safe, socially just campus for all identities. 2010 Mission of Prevention and Wellness Services
    12. 12. The Mission of the Lifestyle Advisor Program… <ul><li>is to make WWU a healthier, safer and more welcoming environment for everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle Advisors work to empower students to take care of themselves, their friends & loved ones, and their communities through the provision of information and resources. </li></ul>2010
    13. 13. The Commitment Joining the LA program <ul><li>HLED 250 – a training class for all Lifestyle Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Required: Intensive Fall Training Sept 8-17 </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer 4 hours a week during 2010-2011 academic year </li></ul>2010
    14. 14. Benefits to you? . . . <ul><li>Trained by professional staff </li></ul><ul><li>Peer educators with specialized knowledge and skill set </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits to us? </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of PWS </li></ul><ul><li>You help us fulfill our mission statement </li></ul>2010
    15. 15. LA Role <ul><ul><li>Partners in Promoting Equality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcohol & Other Drug Risk Reduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CPR/First Aid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer Sexual Health Educators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Body Empowerment United </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Men’s Violence Prevention Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women’s Empowerment and Violence Education </li></ul></ul>2010
    16. 16. LAs are seen as role models, leaders, and innovators <ul><li>The cons – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are held to a higher standard of conduct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your behavior represents PWS and the LA program to students, staff & faculty, the community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The pros – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can help other students & your community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase your knowledge base and skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a difference on Westerns campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grow as an individual </li></ul></ul>2010
    17. 17. What We Expect from You <ul><li>Typical expectations are a given </li></ul><ul><li>Be engaged in this work </li></ul><ul><li>Prove us right </li></ul><ul><li>Help us get to know you </li></ul>2010
    18. 18. Most importantly . . . <ul><li>Have fun and </li></ul><ul><li>welcome to the </li></ul><ul><li>LA program! </li></ul>2010
    19. 19. Building a Community “Ups & Downs” Identity is a central issue for this class. Since the connection between individual and social identity is an important component of health and social justice, it seems appropriate that we begin our class looking at those identities. 2009
    20. 20. Class Logistics <ul><li>READING </li></ul><ul><li>SYLLABUS </li></ul><ul><li>BLACKBOARD </li></ul><ul><li>DISCUSSION GROUP </li></ul><ul><li>NEXT CLASS </li></ul>2010
    21. 21. Why Pass/Fail? <ul><li>P/F ≠ doing the bare minimum </li></ul><ul><li>Our expectations are higher than a graded course </li></ul><ul><li>You are paraprofessionals – think of this class as a job </li></ul>2010
    22. 22. Foundation for LA Work <ul><li>Theoretical Concepts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intersection of individual and community health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connection between health and social justice, economic equality, and service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practical Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul></ul>2010
    23. 23. 2010
    24. 24. 2010 LA Reunion!! Fairhaven Park Saturday, May 16
    25. 25. Blackboard http://courses.wwu.edu/ <ul><ul><li>Announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topic Team Information and prerequisites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Learning site information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group work tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>External links </li></ul></ul></ul>2010
    26. 26. 2010 Discussion group
    27. 27. Questions about Class Logistics? 2010
    28. 28. Next Class… <ul><li>1. READ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Units 1 & 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. AOD Survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Print off hard copy from BB under Assignments and complete – bring to class Thursday </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. AOD Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete on BB under Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Sexual Health Survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete on BB under Assignments </li></ul></ul>2010
    29. 29. And Again….. <ul><li>WELCOME </li></ul><ul><li>to the Health Education 250 course, and to your first step to becoming a Lifestyle Advisor! </li></ul><ul><li>We are looking forward to sharing this experience with you! </li></ul>2010
    30. 30. Sign ups! <ul><li>You will be signing up for a discussion group as well as your CAP group </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for one that fits your schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Please do not go beyond the indicated number of spaces with out checking with the staff </li></ul>2010