Jane Bogart, Columbia University Medical Center
Jane Bogart, Columbia University Medical Center
We invite you to join us for the 2017 Region II Spring Conference at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey April 1, 2017! Peer educators and advisors from across the region will gather to share, learn and inspire. The conference will be held in the Center for Environmental and Life Sciences. A campus map can be found here.
BACCHUS Region II invites you to submit a program proposal to present a 60-minute breakout session at our Spring Conference. Proposals from peer education groups and advisors are given preference. Proposals from other staff, faculty and prevention professionals are also welcome.
Registration is based on NASPA institutional or individual membership status. If your peer education group is part of a college or university that is an institutional member, you and your group can register as many advisors/students as you would like at the member rate. If you or your institution are not members, visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types. Registration is now open!Register Online
NASPA Main Office
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Phone: (202) 265-7500 ext. 1183
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Phone: (202) 265-7500 ext. 1251
Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by March 24, 2017, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined. We are unable to change payment methods after the initial payment is processed. With prior approval, anyone registered but who cannot attend may send a substitute. Substitution information must come in writing from the registered participant. The institutional membership status of the substitute must be the same as the registrant in order to have the same registration fee applied. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, registration fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather-related travel delays or other issues in regard to personal travel and no refunds will be given due to these occurrences. NOTE: All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing to [email protected] Due to our food and beverage requirements, no refunds will be granted after March 24, 2017. Registration Questions? Contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail at [email protected]
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The submission form for Award Nominations is now open! Nominate an Outstanding Student, Outstanding Advisor, Outstanding Program, or Outstanding Peer Education Group. The nomination deadline is March 17, 2017.
Whether you are looking to increase the number of peer educators in your group or recruit a wider variety of students, successful peer educator recruitment requires organization, planning and effective communication skills. Likewise, once peer educators are recruited, it is important to continue to engage and motivate them in order to retain them. Come and learn about some creative strategies for finding and keeping great student leaders that have been put together by staff and students from a peer education program that has been active on campus for 47 years. We will share our successes, challenges, and specific recruitment tips and resources with workshop participants.
Learn how to help others recover from sexual assault, tap into local resources, and get involved with prevention efforts. This program is from the perspective of peer educators teaching each other of how to present on issues of Sexual Assault. This workshop is based on “The Men’s Program” by John D. Foubert. **Trigger warning: not recommended for individuals with personal experiences of sexual violence
Eating disorders currently impact up to 20% of college students. Further, numerous students struggle with feeling good about their appearance and body size. To help create a culture of body acceptance we must honor and respect the diversity of all body types. As such, we must reprogram the way we think about our own body and the bodies of others. This education program is designed to help students define body image and explain how it relates to each individual, explore the role which the media has in influencing body image, and explain the set point theory and other steps towards positive body images and body size acceptance. We will also discuss and present activities to utilize at your own university that promote a culture of body acceptance and challenge the narrow ideals of beauty that we see in our everyday lives.
This program invites peer educators to explore the role that music of various genres plays in our mental and emotional life. Even Aristotle stated in the 4th century B.C.E. that music, more than any other art form, imitates the rhythms and cadences of the human psyche. As such, music can be employed in auditory meditation to bring a heightened awareness to the color and magnitude of thoughts and emotions that reside in a person’s consciousness in such a way that provides an opportunity to manage one’s thoughts and feelings while doing so in a calm and relaxed internal and external environment.
The purpose of the Tobacco-Free Red Hawk Cessation program is to provide all those who participate the information, skills and resources to make a quit attempt. This 4 week program was designed by the American Cancer Society and adapted by the Office of Health Promotion to make it relevant to our campus community. This project is currently funded by the American Cancer Society and the CVS Health Foundation’s Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative
As a peer educator, each of you know and understand that you will encounter people, most likely fellow classmates, of various ages, races, genders, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and many other factors. Today, we present to you six activities covering disability awareness. For each of the three types of disability, which include mental and emotional, cognitive and learning, and physical, we will present interactive demonstrations highlighting the difficulty an individual may face. For mental and emotional disability, we will focus on autism and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); for cognitive and learning disability, we will simulate the point of view of an individual with dyslexia and communication disorder, also known as aphasia; and for physical disability, we will provide insight into the difficulty of day-to-day activities for someone with hearing impairment and use of a single hand.
Looking for a new and innovative ways to reach the freshman on your campus? Come celebrate YOUR First Villanova Birthday with us! Our Birthday program has helped us to reach over 300 freshman students on our campus. This informal outreach initiative is an easy program that any campus can implement. Through this program, peers use motivational interviewing strategies to educate new students on a number of topics such as protective drinking strategies, alternative ways to celebrate - such as weekly campus events and activities, campus resources, and more! We have adapted this program to reach our commuter and off-campus students as well as those who have birthdays over the holidays and breaks. If you are looking for a fun and easy way to reach your first year students, come celebrate “Your First Villanova Birthday” with us!
STAR is a program designed to help educate and empower peer educators to be advocates of people in abusive relationships, and to encourage them to take this program to their own campus. By going through concepts such as #WhyIStayed, the effects of staying, and other components - we challenge peer educators to help bring the fight to their own campus.
Safer Sex Olympics is an interactive session where students engaged in semi-competitive activities and discussions about safer sex practices including masturbation, choosing to abstain, how to use condoms safely and effectively, reasons condoms break, and HIV/STI information and campus resources for getting tested.
Join your regional and national peer education team for a joint-roundtable discussion to open dialogue about peer education on campus, and gather resources from your peers to make the next year even more successful.
Among the various issues college students face, one of the biggest ones is figuring out what they are going to do with their lives. Choosing a major, what to do with it, what happens after graduation, and beginning a job search are all things students must address at some point, yet not all students get the guidance they need to help them make these decisions. In this workshop, you will learn about how peer educators can work as Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) and how trained peers can make a unique contribution to the career services that colleges and universities provide. We will discuss the training PCAs are required to go through before they are permitted to work with other students and how this unique group of peer educators are continuously expanding their knowledge on the different aspects of career services.
In West Virginia, the Intercollegiate Council Against Sexual Violence (ICC) has been in operation since 2002 and is made up of 4 year institutions of higher education, rape crisis centers (RCCs), the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC), and WV Foundation for Rape Information and Services (WV FRIS). In 2012, a grant was submitted to the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), US Department of Justice in which 9 campuses, 7 RCCs, WV FRIS, and HEPC all partnered to create the WV Consortium Project. This presentation will highlight the project goals and activities of the 3 year grant cycle, as well as the newly re-submitted grant proposal for 2016-2019 cycle. Attendees will also receive access to training tool kits for law enforcement and security officers, personnel involved with interpersonal violence prevention efforts, and judicial boards.
Advisors are welcome to join together for an opportunity to explore the current state of Peer Education in Region II, updates from NASPA, and discuss ways that we can be empowered leaders in Region II in the next year!
Immigration rights, intersectionality, and intergroup conflicts...Let's move beyond politics and make it personal. What does diversity look like on your campus? Why should we value difference? Play with us through interactive games and applied theater techniques, and then discuss how you can adapt these methods for your own campus needs.
Everyday there is evidence of a huge push to correct and end women’s issues. Negative self-images, social pressures, and traditional gender roles have come under attack. It is a great cause and progress still need to be made, but what about men. Have we forgotten to apply these enlightened views to the men of the world? Are we holding our men down to fit a certain social construct with narrow boundaries and strict definitions? This program looks at the societal expectation placed on men, and the negative effects of the typical ideas of what a man is and societies warped view of masculinity.
The HOPE Peer Educators from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania will share their most requested program, Resiliency Boot Camp. This program educates students about possible stressors and tips to become more resilient throughout their college career. It includes an interactive activity that simulates the stress of college life and how to manage stress. Those in attendance will better understand how this program is facilitated to undergraduate students, primarily first year students, and the learning outcomes gained by attendees.