Spotlight Featured Extended Session:
Let’s Dance: Transforming Prevention Education Through Inclusive Excellence
Rob Buelow, Vice President, Impact & Education, EVERFI
Katie Eichele, Director - The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Daphne Watkins, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work; Founder/Director of The YBMen Project
Fran’Cee Brown-McClure, Dean of Students - Spelman College
In the words of diversity advocate Verna Myers, “diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” As our student communities become increasingly diverse, prevention practitioners must evolve their engagement, intervention, and support strategies to effectively meet the needs of today’s students. Our ability to apply an inclusive lens to our work around student substance abuse, sexual assault, mental health, and well-being can be the difference between whether or not a student recognizes and engages in healthy behavior, seeks support, and ultimately, persists. Expert panelists will provide recommendations and considerations for the creation of inclusive policies, processes, and programs to help develop campus prevention efforts that can bring all students on to the dancefloor.