With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Psychology and Sociology Departments present this Forum. This presentation will feature the A.L.I.V.E. agency of Union, MO providing awareness of the incidence of domestic violence, the support to help the victims of that violence, and the services provided to achieve those goals. A representative from the local Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will discuss the legal services available to the victims of violence. There will also be counselors to inform the community of the therapeutic and support services available to help individuals and families start the process of healing.
This workshop will be a collaborative and interactive group endeavor where there will be imparting of child development theories, identifying parenting styles, and discussing
consequences and punishments to modify and/or correct a child’s behaviors. The Psychology and Sociology Department’s faculty will be the presenters and facilitators of this workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with one another and at the same time gain insight into one of the most difficult jobs in our society today: parenting.
This Speaker Forum will provide a definition of mental health and present community resources to help families and individuals manage, treat, and improve mental health. The impact of Covid-19 on the mental health of individuals of all ages, the rise in suicide attempts, and various institutions demanding more awareness of the warning signs
to assist suicide prevention have made a direct impact on our perception of mental health and mental illness in our society. The Speaker Forum will feature local mental health agencies and local mental health professionals addressing these contemporary issues and providing a toolkit to help us intervene with our loved ones who are struggling with mental health.