Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dr. Rivera on team awarded College of Health mini-grant to design interdisciplinary course

Representatives of the College of Health
Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Undergraduate Program Coordinator, is a member of the team that has been awarded a mini-grant from the College of Health (COH) to develop an interdisciplinary course titled "Critical Behavioral Health Issues in Alaska." COH recently announced eight new interdisciplinary education projects that are receiving mini-grants.

Five different units are involved in developing and presenting the course, "Critical Behavioral Health Issues in Alaska": the Center for Human Development, the Justice Center, the School of Social Work, and the Department of Health Sciences - all in the College of Health (COH), and the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

Team members developing the course are Dr. Jenny Miller, Department of Health Sciences; Dr. Mary Dallas Allen, School of Social Work; Dr. Karen Ward, Center for Human Development; Dr. Patricia Sandberg, Department of Psychology; and Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Center;

The course is designed to offer students an overview of serious social problems in Alaska:
  • domestic violence, 
  • sexual assault, 
  • substance abuse, and 
  • suicide. 
Through an interdisciplinary lens, students will learn about evidence-based practices and Alaska resources for addressing these issues.