Healthy Connections Workshop, April 20 & 21
April 11, 2012 -- The Western State College of Colorado (WSC) Active Minds student group is hosting a Healthy Connections Workshop on April 20 and 21 at the Aspinall-Wilson Center.
Amy Hartman, of Aspen Point in Colorado Springs, will deliver the keynote presentation, “Healthy Relationships,” at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Hartman, who is trained in Choice Theory Reality Therapy, will discuss characteristics of healthy relationships, as well as how to achieve and maintain them. Following Hartman’s presentation will be a discussion on healthy sexual relationships facilitated by Suzy Coykendall, WSC professor of psychology, and Laura McLoughlin, family planning nurse with Gunnison County Public Health.
Saturday features six health-related workshops from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and ends with a public forum, “Birthing Options and Post-natal Care with Emphasis on Vaccinations.” Panelists include: Gunnison doctors Timothy Bonney and Lauretta Garren; Carol Kennedy, chief nursing officer at Gunnison Valley Health; Cinda Caddy Ewing, public health nurse consultant with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; and Marlene Bergman, certified professional midwife and registered midwife.
Admission to the event is one non-perishable food item and a $10 recommended donation. This event is co-sponsored by the WSC Sex Positive Club and WSC Politics and Government Program.
To pre-register, contact Kari Commerford at email@example.com or (970) 943-3018. Pre-registration is not required, except for Saturday lunch. Free food will be provided on Friday and Saturday.
Friday, April 20
- 2:30-3 p.m.: Registration
- 3-4:30 p.m.: Keynote -- Healthy Relationships, presented by Amy Hartman, M.A., CTRT certified
- 4:45-6 p.m.: Healthy Sexual Connections -- A look at healthy sexual relationships, STD’s, and how to be sexually safe, presented by Dr. Suzy Coykendall and Laura McLoughlin, RN
- Free pizza will be provided
Saturday, April 21
- 8:30-9 a.m.: Registration and light breakfast
- 9-9:50 a.m.
- Option 1: Healthy Connections with Children in the Education Setting, presented by Jackie Burt
- Option 2: Healthy Connections with Your Body -- A look at the relationship of nutrition, physical health, and mental health, presented by Roane Houck, M.D.
- 10-11:30 a.m.
- Option 1: Healthy Connections with Adolescents, presented by Neil Coen, M.A; Kari Commerford, M.A
- Option 2: Healing through nature -- Ecopsychological approaches for mental well-being. Nature provides a doorway to greater self-understanding and healing. In this presentation, Michael will explore some different ways that one might engage with nature to gain self-understanding, internal balance and personal direction. Come ready to go outside. Presented by Michael Jospe, M.A, PCC
- 11:30-Noon: Free Lunch (please pre-register for lunch)
- Noon-12:50 p.m.
- Option 1: Healthy Marriages and Partnerships, presented by Amy Hartman, M.A, CTRT certified
- Option 2 – Healthy Connections with Health -- How to become and maintain mental health, presented by Eric Krawczyk, M.A, LPC
- 1-3 p.m. – Public Forum on Birthing Options and Post-natal Care with Emphasis on Vaccinations, presented by Dr. Bonney, MD; Dr. Garren, MD; Carol Kennedy, Chief Nursing Officer; Cinda Caddy Ewing, RN; Marlene Bergman, Certified Professional Midwife, Registered Midwife