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WellCat Prevention

WellCat Prevention

Important Updates

  • COVID19: What Can You Do?
    • Be aware: social distancing is important, but will be unpleasant. Slowing the spread of illness helps hospitals, suppliers, health care workers and organizations prepare, restock, and support individuals who are ill and communities who need help. Be aware that big travel plans, big events, anything in your life that causes large groups of people to come together in one place may be postponed or cancelled. Think about your role in this or impact it may have on your special plans, and stay aware of why it is important. Be aware that an event you have been looking forward to for months or years, may be cancelled at a moment’s notice.
    • Hand-washing is far from a panacea. But it’s easy, under your control, and has no significant downside.
    • Replace handshakes with elbow-bumps, this is both physical and emotional practice that signals to your community, "I’m thinking about this! We are all in this together! We can help keep each other safe and prevent spread!"
    • Start building harm-reduction habits like pushing elevator buttons with a knuckle instead of a fingertip.
    • Think through now how you might take care of sick family or loved ones while trying not to get infected.
    • Practice touching our faces less. Encourage others to do the same
    • Try to get a few extra months’ worth of prescription meds, if possible.
    • Attend to your mental health. Follow the CDC’s Guidance on Mental Health and COVID-19. Key takeaways: People are impacted differently. Everyone should pay attention to how you are impacted and work to actively care for your mental health in addition to physical health. It is especially important for people with preexisting mental health conditions to follow their treatment plans and be in communication with healthcare providers

Welcome

Mission Statement

WellCat Prevention is committed to providing evidence-based educational programs and services that raise campus awareness about alcohol and drug misuse. WellCat Prevention strives to engage, enable, and empower students to make responsible and healthy choices, especially in areas where substance misuse is a concern. 

Goals and Objectives

Our goal is to create a campus-wide, pro-active approach to alcohol prevention, which will result in a healthier and safer campus for our students. 

  • To counteract the belief that consuming alcohol is an essential part of the college student tradition 

  • To create an environment where alcohol is not the center of student life 

  • To encourage a spirit of mutual cooperation and concern between students and the community on responsible use of alcohol 

  • To educate students about the potential hazards and dangers of excessive alcohol use 

  • To help students achieve their full academic, personal and career potential via healthy lifestyle choices 

  • To reduce the incidence of alcohol related absenteeism, vandalism, acquaintance/ date rape, violence and death among our student population 

  • To reduce the amount of binge drinking on our campus 

  • To train students on the importance of being a positive empowered bystander