Call-In Walk-In Training for Peer Health Winter 2023

Class Details

This course is the full training for students who would like to cover Call In Walk In (CIWI) shifts in the Peer Health Office (Paresky 212). Students should either already be a member of Peer Health, or have an interest in joining Peer Health, as those students will get priority acceptance. Topics that we will cover include alcohol and other drug use; sex, STIs and contraception; rape, sexual assault and Title IX compliance; mental health; stress and sleep; healthy and unhealthy relationships, etc. Students will meet various on- and off-campus resources for referral. Homework/Outside of Class Work: occasional readings, video viewings, information gathering, requested attendance at campus-wide educational events. Reading Materials: will be provided in class
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 24
Expected: NA
Class#: 1288
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Final project or presentation.
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Current active members of Peer Health will be chosen first; beyond that, class is open to any student interested in promoting the health and wellness of the student body and/or providing a helping role on campus (RASAN, SAPA, JA, HC/NLT, SAAC, etc)
Unit Notes: Laini is a Health Educator at Williams College, focusing on substance use education and counseling, mental health awareness, sexuality education, and sleep. She has been at the college since 1997, and been the Peer Health Staff Advisor since 2006. She has an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in addictions. She also serves as staff advisor to the Berkshire Doula Project, and ProjectConnect.

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