West Virginia State University to Host Communities Taking Action Conference Sept. 19-20

9/3/2019
Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109
Jbaile19@wvstateu.edu
 
 
Sept. 3, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
West Virginia State University to Host Communities Taking Action Conference Sept. 19-20

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) will sponsor a Communities Taking Action Conference September 19-20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the James C. Wilson University Union.

The conference will offer a series of training sessions and presentations for students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community focusing on topics such as the early recognition of mental health issues, suicide risk detection and prevention, the impact and protective factors of childhood trauma, assessing domestic violence situations, and developing resiliency.  Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be awarded for select sessions.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To learn more about the conference, and to register to attend visit www.wvstateu.edu/communitiestakingaction.   

The Communities Taking Action Conference is a collaborative effort between WVSU Counseling and Accessibility Services, the WVSU College of Professional Studies, the WVSU Department of Social Work, and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

For more information, contact Kellie Toledo, WVSU’s director of counseling and accessibility services, at (304) 766-3262 or toledoke@wvstateu.edu.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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