|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
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,
email@example.com. Information is
also available on the web at www.selu.edu/ehep.