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Contact: Angey Saucier
Date: 5/5/04
 
SUMMER INSTITUTE SUPPORTS HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH
      HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University, in conjunction with government and non-government organizations throughout the state, will host an Excellence in Health and Education Project summer institute for health and education professionals, June 2-4.
      The Excellence in Health and Education Project brings together school and community programs supporting healthy development of youth and reducing risk behaviors in the areas of violence, stress, nutrition, tobacco, alcohol and other drug use, physical activity, sexuality and HIV/AIDS infection.
      Participants will have the opportunity to attend one of eight training programs, including “Wise Guys Male Responsibility Curriculum,” “Making a Difference,” “Olweus Bullying Prevention,” “Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST),” “Reducing the Risk: Building Skills to Prevent Pregnancy, STD and HIV,” “Assessing and Evaluating Prevention Programs,” “Team Nutrition: Nutrition Across the Curriculum,” and “Team Nutrition: Action for Healthy Kids: Addressing Obesity in Schools.”
      The institute is open to teachers, administrators, health educators, school counselors, school food service personnel, prevention specialists, counselors, social workers, community-based workers, nurses, pre-service students, and other health and education professionals involved in children and youth.
      Pre-service students may apply for a three-hour graduate credit for Southeastern’s fall 2004 course Health Studies 628 “Health Education Seminar.” Participants should apply to Southeastern as a graduate student before July 15 and pay all associated fees such as tuition prior to August 15. A course orientation meeting will be held on the first day of the institute, and additional course work will be required following completion of the institute.
      Sessions will be held at Southeastern’s Teacher Education Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m. June 2. Educational sessions will be held from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The June 4 closing session will end at 3 p.m. One day sessions may have a different schedule. 
      Lodging will be available at various Southeastern residence halls, and all meals will be catered. 
      A limited number of scholarships covering lodging, meals and materials are available on a first-come-first serve basis.
      Registration for all participants is $15 and fees for the sessions vary. For more information contact Wynn Gillan of the Excellence in Health and Education Project at 985-549-5200, ehep@selu.edu.  Information is also available on the web at www.selu.edu/ehep.