June 9, 2011
Shawnee State University is offering MyStudentBody®, a comprehensive program that tackles the most relevant health issues on college campuses today including alcohol, drugs, sexual health, tobacco, nutrition, and stress.
Using a unique three-prong approach, MyStudentBody reaches students, parents, and administrators with information that aims to improve students' daily lives and overall wellness.
MyStudentBody helps students examine personal beliefs, risk behaviors and consequences, while delivering the distinctive MyStudentBody brand of prevention education through engaging interactive tools, peer stories, and student-friendly informational pieces. The Website features online courses about alcohol and drugs that are used in schools nationwide as a requirement for first year students.
"Shawnee State expects first year students to complete the MyStudentBody online courses about alcohol and drugs before the first day of classes," said Linda Koenig, clinical counselor, Office of Counseling and Psychological Services.
MyStudentBody is not only for students but also gives parents and families information about how they can help students face challenges related to alcohol and drugs head on. Parents are encouraged to visit MyStudentBody-Parent for practical strategies, video conversations, interactive tools, and school specific information to help prepare their students for the transition to college.
Another aspect of MyStudentBody is in assisting administrators in forming research-based strategies for campus alcohol prevention programming. MyStudentBody-Admin deals with the vast array of challenges around funding, task force development, student assessment, leadership, and other areas that are critical to programmatic effectiveness. Advanced data reporting gives college administrators and health professionals an unprecedented level of insight into what's happening on their campus.
The mission of the SSU's Office of Counseling and Psychological Services is to provide a broad range of services, which promote the well-being, enhance the personal growth and the interpersonal development of the student as well as ensuring the retention of academically qualified, but "at-risk" students. Services are free to students and kept confidential.
Personal counseling and alcohol and drug counseling resources are available for students at (740) 351-3213. For more information on MyStudentBody, contact Linda Koenig at (740) 351-3655 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about this innovative online approach, including research results, please visit http://www.mystudentbody.com/