Chattanooga Chats Spring 2018

Domestic Violence The Student Support Center will also be hosting a lecture, a discussion, and lunch March 21, to bring attention to domestic violence within the community. The lecture, presented by Ruben Muriente of the Chattanooga Family Justice Center, will be at 11:00 a.m., in CAT-30. The noon presentation will be moved to OMNI 124 where lunch will be provided. Muriente will primarily be focusing on what domestic violence looks like and how it affects a community. The presentation will also thoroughly cover the importance and implementation of a safety plan for those who want to leave an abusive situation. Chattanooga: a human trafficking gateway? In a relatively peaceful city like Chattanooga, it can be easy to forget human trafficking and domestic violence occur locally, on a daily basis. The Chattanooga State Student Support Center is hosting two events intended to bring attention to these issues. Second Life Chattanooga’s, Jerry Redman will share what human trafficking looks like locally, March 13, 2018, 11:00 a.m., in CAT-30, will be giving a presentation on human trafficking and what that looks like locally. Chattanooga is considered a gateway for human traffickers due to the city’s positioning with several major interstates. Here, anyone can be a target for human trafficking. It is because of this, this issue’s impact is far reaching. Being aware of what human trafficking looks like in the Chattanooga is essential to eventually putting a stop to it. Student Support Center provides confidential services In addition to hosting these events, the Student Support Center provides students and faculty members’ services such as: life management, crisis management, and referrals (just to name a few). All appointments and discussion will remain entirely confidential. Mental health screenings The mental health screenings offered by the student center are entirely anonymous, can be taken online, and consists of simple, non-invasive questions intended to give a student or faculty member a better idea of the mental health concerns that should be addressed in their lives. To access the questionnaire, simply head to http://library.chattanoogastate.edu/ssc, select, “counseling resources,” then click ‘mental health screening’ in the box. After completing the questionnaire, the student will have access to suggested next steps, resource material to enhance their understanding, and the assurance that their results will remain anonymous unless they choose to share them with someone. To ask questions or schedule an appointment for personal counseling, email or call Belinda J. Smith at (423) 697 4483 (ext. 3228) or belinda.smith@chattanoogastate.edu.
Spring 2018 poster of Chattanooga Chat events scheduled March 13, 2018 through mid April.
Domestic Violence The Student Support Center will also be hosting a lecture, a discussion, and lunch March 21, to bring attention to domestic violence within the community.  	The lecture, presented by Ruben Muriente of the Chattanooga Family Justice Center, will be at 11:00 a.m., in CAT-30.  	The noon presentation will be moved to OMNI 124 where lunch will be provided. 	 	Muriente will primarily be focusing on what domestic violence looks like and how it affects a community. 		 	The presentation will also thoroughly cover the importance and implementation of a safety plan for those who want to leave an abusive situation.  	Chattanooga: a human trafficking gateway? 	In a relatively peaceful city like Chattanooga, it can be easy to forget human trafficking and domestic violence occur locally, on a daily basis.  The Chattanooga State Student Support Center is hosting two events intended to bring attention to these issues.  	Second Life Chattanooga’s, Jerry Redman will share what human trafficking looks like locally, March 13, 2018, 11:00 a.m., in CAT-30, will be giving a presentation on human trafficking and what that looks like locally.  	Chattanooga is considered a gateway for human traffickers due to the city’s positioning with several major interstates. Here, anyone can be a target for human trafficking. It is because of this, this issue’s impact is far reaching.  	Being aware of what human trafficking looks like in the Chattanooga is essential to eventually putting a stop to it.  Student Support Center provides confidential services In addition to hosting these events, the Student Support Center provides students and faculty members’ services such as: life management, crisis management, and referrals (just to name a few).  	All appointments and discussion will remain entirely confidential.  Mental health screenings The mental health screenings offered by the student center are entirely anonymous, can be taken online, and consists of simple, non-invasive questions intended to give a student or faculty member a better idea of the mental health concerns that should be addressed in their lives.  	To access the questionnaire, simply head to http://library.chattanoogastate.edu/ssc, select, “counseling resources,” then click ‘mental health screening’ in the box.  	After completing the questionnaire, the student will have access to suggested next steps, resource material to enhance their understanding, and the assurance that their results will remain anonymous unless they choose to share them with someone.   	To ask questions or schedule an appointment for personal counseling, email or call Belinda J. Smith at (423) 697 4483 (ext. 3228) or belinda.smith@chattanoogastate.edu.
Spring 2018 poster of Chattanooga Chat events scheduled March 13, 2018 through mid April.