Wellness and Prevention Services is now accepting applications for new Wellness Educators for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Academic Year. Application deadline is March 26th. By filling out one application, students can express their interest in all three of our wellness educator organizations:
Red Flag Educators: Red Flag Educators commit to educating themselves and the community, raise awareness, and build partnerships to end interpersonal violence. Through curriculum based trainings educators present to diverse groups on the topics of interpersonal violence prevalence, bystander intervention, rape culture, and activism. Throughout the academic year, educators also develop and implement campus wide, educational events including Take Back the Night, Clothesline Project, and a series of events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
WE CAN: As an extension of the Department of Wellness and Prevention Services, the Wellness Educators for Change, Advocacy, and student Needs (WE CAN) work to positively impact student wellness at Appalachian State University by: empowering peers to change health behaviors, working as an advocacy group for student well-being, and addressing student needs to promote and protect healthy lifestyles. WE CAN plans and implements programs including Celebrate EveryBODY Week, Sex Positive Week, Semicolon Week, and the bi-annual Campus Wellness Assessment. WE CAN is a volunteer opportunity.
WE COACH: Wellness Educators Creating Opportunities and Casting Hope (WE COACH) operates as an extension of Wellness and Prevention Services, providing peer to peer wellness coaching to undergraduate students. Sessions consist of private 30 minute one on one conversations focused around goal setting and action planning to achieve improved wellness. Members of WE COACH are trained to help students through common struggles of college, including but not limited to stress management, job hunting, relationship troubles and fitting in, and to make appropriate referrals when necessary. This is a volunteer opportunity.
Being a Wellness Educator is a great opportunity for students of all majors. Students can gain experience in presenting, one-on-one conversations, event planning and more. They also form relationships with Wellness and Prevention Services professional staff and have the opportunity to intern and travel with the department. The skills gained through being a Wellness Educator will prepare students for success after graduation.
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