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Lunch & Learn: Turning on the Light – How to Support the Mental Health of Today’s College Students – October 2021

Lunch and Learn:
Turning on the Light – How to Support the Mental Health of Today’s College Students

Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Online Webinar

About the Lunch and Learn: Turning on the Light – How to Support the Mental Health of Today’s College Students

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore (in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”)

You’re invited to join SOCHE for another virtual lunch and learn, entitled “Turning on the Light – How to Support the Mental Health of Today’s College Students,” on Thursday, Oct. 28, beginning at 12 p.m. Dr. Cherie Rebar, Professor of Nursing at Wittenberg University, will discuss challenges faced by today’s college students and ways you can support the mental health of these young adults.

Experiencing a mental health challenge can feel like the lights illuminating the future have darkened. In addition to expected stressors associated with young adulthood, today’s college students face complex circumstances unique to their generation that can affect their mental health. During this session, we will explore some of those challenges and identify ways to help our students “turn on the light” toward better days ahead.

Workshop goal:

This workshop will serve to provide education about challenges that today’s college students experience and will share resources that can provide support for their mental health.

Participants will:

  • Describe circumstances that contribute to mental health challenges of college students
  • Discuss ways in which mental health challenges affect college students
  • Determine resources available on your specific campus and within your local community that support mental health of college students
  • List ways in which you can professionally support the mental health of college students at your campus

About the Presenter

image of Cherie R. Rebar, PhD, MBA, RN, COI Professor of Nursing, Wittenberg University

Cherie R. Rebar, PhD, MBA, RN, COI

Professor of Nursing, Wittenberg University

Dr. Cherie Rebar is a tenured Professor of Nursing at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. A nurse educator since 2005, her teaching career actually began in 1989 as a K-12 teacher. She has earned numerous degrees and certificates from Morehead State University, Kettering College, University of Phoenix, University of Massachusetts Boston, Northcentral University, and the University of Cincinnati.

A recognized author and editor of nursing education textbooks, publications, and resources, Dr. Rebar has also served in numerous nursing education leadership positions, including Director of Nursing and Chair of Prelicensure Nursing Programs. She is a curriculum designer for pre- and post-licensure nursing programs nationwide, and a national, state, and local speaker. In recognition of her teaching, she was presented by faculty colleagues with the “Faculty Excellence Award” at Kettering College and the “Collegium Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching” at Wittenberg University.

Dr. Rebar is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National League for Nursing, the American Nurses Association, the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Ohio Nurses Association. In addition to her passion for nursing education, Dr. Rebar’s favorite roles are that of wife, mother, and friend. In her free time, she enjoys being at the beach, photography, and spending time with her basset hound, Flash.

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When

Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 12:00 PM

Where

SOCHE Zoom Platform
Webinar link will be sent at a later time.

Cost

SOCHE Members: $10
Non-Members: $15
Students: $5

Questions?

For more information on SOCHE’s conferences and events or to make suggestions, please contact Mindy Claggett at 937.258.8890 or at mindy.claggett@soche.org.


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