Excitingly, we have had 3 program proposals accepted for this year's CACUSS 2020 Conference in Toronto!
I am looking for eager volunteers who would be interested in co-facilitating one or more of the sessions.
thing about Roundtable sessions is that the presentation piece is minimal, it is meant to be a discussion and sharing of ideas. However, if anyone has expertise or some amazing programming in the areas I will list below, it would be INCREDIBLE
to have one or more of you co-facilitate 1 of 3 roundtable sessions at this year's conference.
It is a FABULOUS
way to network, share the dedicated work you are doing and also generate a bank of really tangible ideas to take back and share with your colleagues at your institutions.WHO IS WITH ME?
Please view the topics below and send me an email with your interest. I will take the lead on organization, I just need a few eager Case Managers to help me highlight the importance of our roles and how we work so well with our campus partners. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FOR CONFIRMATION IS NEXT FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7TH!
Round Table 1: This session will focus on the discussion of the response on campus to a mental health emergency. Most campuses have their campus security respond in an emergency and students can have an adverse response to seeing a person in uniform based on past interactions and experiences. The Case Mager CoP and the Campus Mental Health CoP will be joining together to lead a discussion on ideas for best practices about how different professionals in student services, health and wellness centres, security services can work effectively together with case managers, particularly around crises.
Round Table Topics:
Round Table 2: Housing and homelessness are difficulties faced on all campuses, however resources vary based on community connections and available services in each city. We aim to learn from each other and share best practices in the hope that we can bring ideas back to our campuses to better support students facing the insecurity of a basic need. The topic of food is always popular, however when we put it in the context of post-secondary students, the tone changes. Rather than talking about our favourite indulgences, we start talking about when someone has last eaten. Students are in search of ways to keep their cupboards full and to access healthy options. We will come together to discuss how we are supporting students in their quest to overcome food insecurity.
Round Table 3: This session will focus on the collaboration between Case Managers and International Student Advisors to provide wrap-around support for International students. It will assist in sharing how these key student support departments work together to best suit the needs of our international student population. Through campus and community integration efforts, immigration regulations, health and wellness education and all other areas of student support.