The following student social change portfolios have been selected as exemplary work by our students in the School of Counseling program within the course: Social Change in Action: Prevention, Consultation, and Advocacy. These students have offered to be available if colleagues or community members are interested in working alongside them in taking action within their communities to affect the change they seek.
The goal for my social change portfolio is to work through a local organization that trains wild horses to provide a job and purpose for some youth in the Blackfoot community as a prevention strategy against falling into unemployment and poverty in their adult lives.
The goal of this social change portfolio is to address factors that contribute to postpartum depression among African American women and identify ways to increase prevention and treatment methods through assessment and culturally sensitive support.
The goal of the following prevention program is to reduce the numbers of sexual harassment, dating violence incidents, and sexual assaults for adolescents ages 11-18, including transgender youth, in the City of Austin, Texas by implementing the procedures outlined below. The prevention plan will be implemented in small local middle and high schools in the Austin Independent School District and will involve the participation of the community and families of the youth involved. The program will be implemented for one school semester. Reduction in the number of incidents and assaults will be assessed utilizing a survey administered pre- and post-prevention.
To create awareness in small town regarding effects of intentional and unintentional oppression and establish safe spaces for members of the LGBTQ+ community.
My overall goal is to decrease the incidents of bullying among children by integrating the family of the perpetrator of aggression into the therapeutic process.
My goal for this portfolio is to increase prevention and education efforts in collaboration with the education system to decrease suicide risk, ideation, and behavior.