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Frameworks to Guide Your Outreach Efforts
Between Entitlement & Intimacy: 
(For Various Campus Life Professionals.)
Relationships and Sexual Health are complex topics to address, not to mention the challenges in addressing sexual assault on college campuses. While no single framework can address all salient issues, this particular model allows for a specific goal of improving sexual decision making while also attending to broader topic of healthy relationships. (More Coming Soon!) 
The range of issues facing our students are so varied and complex that it may be more effective to identify a manageable number of guiding themes.  Not only does this help keep track of your own efforts, it helps provide campus partners a framework that facilitates collaboration and cohesive interventions.  This page offers a range of frameworks or guiding themes to help your counseling center not only implement its mission with a greater clarity of purpose but also provide language that does not rely so heavily on the expertise of licensed clinicians when recruiting collaborators in your campus community to address high prevalence issues.  

While some of the frameworks offered here apply to your overall counseling center mission or outreach outreach strategies, others are more specific to particular topics or issues facing students and campus communities. 
The needs of students are often quite complex, ranging from intrapersonal to relational and social, impacting everything from their daily experience to life planning.  This framework offers 4 words to guide overall outreach efforts, to capture not only the various overlapping dimensions of impact but also helps provide the students and campus partners with a vocabulary that they can easily relate to.   Authenticity-Connection-Purpose-Harmony
PARDON THE MESS!  This page is still being revised and updated.  
Feel free to look around but more will be coming soon!
The dominant narrative of student emotional, social, and academic struggles continues to rely on a medical framework that involve naming the problems in terms of diagnoses such as depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and various other disorders. In doing so, we may fail to attend to more systemic and ecological factors that are playing a role in the increasing demands on our services and elevating severity of struggling students.   This framework offers a way to begin questioning this narrative with an alternative that is more conducive to partnering with the community to address the challenges facing them.