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Summer alumni meetups held at Starbucks

The School of Behavioral Health recently hosted three alumni meetings at Starbucks locations in the Inland Empire. These meetings provided an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with one another, network, and hear the latest information about events occurring within the School and the broader University.

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Iota Pi donates laundry gift baskets to families in transition

Promoting the social work core value of service, the Phi Alpha Honor Society, Iota Pi Chapter's finale for the academic year was the "Laundry Gift Basket" project benefiting homeless families transitioning into permanent housing. Members of the Honor Society were aware that the cost of obtaining household essentials was prohibitive for many homeless families, so Phi Alpha partnered with Inland Housing Solutions (formerly known as Inland Temporary Homes) to provide some needed items.

faculty

Three esteemed faculty retire

At the end of the 2017-18 academic year, three gifted and long-standing School of Behavioral Health faculty retired: Dr. Douglas Huenergardt and Dr. Cheryl Simpson, both Professors in the Department of Counseling and Family Sciences, and Dr. Viola Lindsey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Ecology. Dr. Simpson has served the University for over 38 years and Dr. Huenergardt for over 18 years. Professor Lindsey was a graduate of the MSW and PhD program in the Department of Social Work & Social Ecology, and subsequently began her teaching career in 2011.

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Psychology students present at WPA

In late April, several of Dr. Holly Morrell's students presented a poster on problematic video game use at the annual Western Psychological Association (WPA) conference in Portland, Oregon. Student and first author Hyo Jin Lee summarizes its significance:

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SBH participates in Stand Up to Stigma 5K Walk/Run

Last weekend, the School of Behavioral Health contributed as a sponsor to the Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center's 2nd annual Stand Up to Stigma 5K Walk/Run, on May 20, 2018.

China, child life, counseling and family sciences

First student enrolls in Healthcare Experiences Training Program

In Fall 2017, a new educational and training Child Life program was opened to pediatric nurses from the People’s Republic of China. The program was a result of a four-year series of educational exchanges between the Loma Linda University School of Behavioral Health, Child Life Specialist Program, and The Children’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (ZUCH).

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Second annual LLUH One Homecoming

The second annual LLUH One Homecoming was held earlier this month, celebrating alumni from Loma Linda University’s eight schools as well as other members of our LLUH community. As part of the larger, campus-wide event, the School of Behavioral Health held a fun-filled evening of entertainment from the well-known Christian illusionist Danny Ray, who has performed throughout the United States and the world.

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Presentation at the Council on Social Work Education Conference

In October, the Phi Alpha Honor Society, Iota Pi Chapter, had the pleasure of presenting a poster board on community engagement at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) conference via Zoom. The main goal of the Honor Society for the academic year was to "fully embrace the systems approach in social work, by impacting its community on a macro-practice level."

Operation Fit, obesity, psychology

Operation Fit

Operation Fit Camp is a series of one-week camps for children ages 9-15 that focus on teaching healthy eating and physical activity behaviors in order to give children and families the resources to live healthier lives. Since Operation Fit was developed 10 years ago, over 1,000 children have attended the student led camp at Loma Linda University Health.