It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Good Afternoon folks!

In the helping professions, we attend to people facing challenges. And it’s not uncommon for a single user of Human Services to face a variety of challenges, which could include battling cancer or supporting a relative with cancer.

During this month, we should apply what we’ve been learning about displaying empathy and compassion to someone we know who has been affected by breast cancer. Whether it’s words of encouragement to a breast cancer survivor or lending an ear to hear about survivors’ struggles, your attention to them shows that they’re important and valued.

You could also donate to an organization focused on breast cancer, wear some pink clothing (fellas, show you’re secure in your manhood), participate in a breast cancer walk/run, advocate on behalf of breast cancer survivors or help create an awareness about breast cancer in some way.

As potential therapists and counselors, informing ourselves about this disease wouldn’t be a bad idea and is a way to honor breast cancer survivors this month. The information  would better equip us all for serving a breast cancer survivor we might encounter during our work.

‘Til next time… 

Club Benefits

Hear ye! Hear ye!

For students still undecided about joining the Human Services Club, then this is for you.

For the low, low price of $3, you get a variety of benefits. This year, we plan to offer members plenty.

Here are some of the advantages:

  • Discounted and Free Trips to Conferences for “Members Only”
  • Fellowship
  • Exclusive access to experts working in Human Services
  • Opportunities to serve the student body and local community
  • Resume Booster
  • Networking Opportunities

Meetings are usually scheduled at 5 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month in room 419.

You can talk with Instructor Terri Hamrick or comment on this post for additional information. I’ll be sure to get back to all comments in a timely manner.

I know you’ve been convinced.

We’ll see you soon.

We’re Baaaaaack!

Welcome back!

Once again, we have the buildings on the Health Sciences campus teeming with energy as we learn to be professional helpers.

And the start of this semester also means that the Human Services Club is back in action.
Have you joined, yet?

Well, in the spirit of President John F. Kennedy we want you to ask not what you can do for the Human Services Club, but what the Human Services Club can do for you.

Stay tuned for more information about what we provide.

With two meetings under our belt, we are moving right along. Officers were elected at our most recent meeting, which took place Sept. 24. The students elected are as follows:

Cynthia Brewer-Frank-Smith – Chairwoman

Mark Baker – Vice Chairman

John M. Smith – Treasurer

Erica Kennon – Secretary

Titan Barksdale – Club Blogger

And Instructor Terri Hamrick is the club’s faculty advisor.

There was a lot of brainstorming during the Sept. 24 meeting about future activities such as securing speakers working in Human Services, implementing fundraisers and traveling to conferences.

All of the club information, and much more, will be published here. Feel free to post comments about the content published. Questions, suggestions, corrections and talking points are welcome.

Thanks for reading.

We’ll see y’all soon. Remember: “It’s not about us, it’s about the clients!”