student wellness committee (swc)/integrative health care minutes ) 3/10/16, 1:00-2:30 pm at laney college, laney tower- 801 in attendan
Student Wellness Committee (SWC)/Integrative Health Care Minutes )
3/10/16, 1:00-2:30 pm at Laney College,
Laney Tower- 801
In Attendance: Veronica Crawford, B.A., Clerical Assistant II; Evan
Schloss, LMFT, LPCC, Health Services Coordinator~ COA; Lisa Sawadogo,
Mental Health Counselor~ Laney; Indra Thadani RN, MS, District
Director of Student Health Services; Larry Lariosa, MFT~Merritt;
Glenda McComb, MBA, Deputy Director of Healthy Communities; John
Holman, Healthy Communities Patient Navigator~ Laney; Merrick Wise,
Healthy Communities Medical Assistant; Jamie Adair, MSW; Lifelong
Medical Care; Lisa Wicks, Healthy Communities NP~ Laney & BCC; Meghan
Moriarty (Health) Intern; Sahar Elamin (Health) Intern; Ammar Hussien
(Health) Intern; Stephanie Doucette, Acupuncturist; Jon Murphy RN,
FNP, PHN, MSN ~ Merritt; Wendy Dutton, Highland Hospital Sexual
Assault Advocate; Danielle Ancin, Niroga's Program Managers and Senior
Absent: Janine Greer, M.A., MFT (at a conference)
Follow up: who, when what:
1. Approval of Minutes
The meeting was called to order at 1:10. Mr. Schloss made a motion to
approve the minutes. Ms. Wicks seconded it.
2. New Introductions
Everyone introduced him or herself. Wendy Dutton introduced herself as
an employee of Highland Hospital Domestic Violence Program and Sexual
Assault Center for over 25 years. Danielle Ancin introduced herself as
Niroga’s Program manager & Senior Trainer.
3. Wendy Dutton: Rape Crisis Center
Ms. Dutton gave an immense overview of the process sexual assault
victims go through when admitted to Highland Hospital, and her role in
the process as an advocate. Mz. Dutton explained that Highland
Hospital Domestic Violence Program and Sexual Assault Center provides
services to sexually abused clients 14 years and older as well as
services to victims of domestic violence. Services include advocacy,
counseling and medical support as well as the 24-hour crisis
line:(510) 534-9290. She explained that in 1985 Santa Cruz County
District Attorney Arthur Danner consulted with the local rape crisis
center and formed a task force based on San Luis Hospital’s model and
a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program in Houston, Texas. The models
were combined to form the first SART in California. The SART Listserv
supports the safety, justice and autonomy of all victims and survivors
of sexual violence; works to meet the needs of
underserved/marginalized service providers in the development of
SARTs; and creates a forum to enhance the response to systems advocacy
and sexual violence prevention initiatives among sexual assault
response teams. Ms. Dutton explained step by step the process a sexual
assault victims goes through when admitted through Highland Hospital
Emergency room (ER).
According to California law Title 17 requires that all victims of
sexual assault have a right to an advocate and support person,
before providing a statement to police.
The advocate provides fundamental support to the victim during the
statement process to police.
The victim then undergoes a physical examination to collect
evidence. The advocate is also there for support. This option is
voluntary, and if the victim decides to opt out of the examination
the victim still has a case.
The next step is crisis intervention. This phase provides the
victim with stress management resources and tips, in hopes that
the victim can be free from trauma, stress, anxiety, PTSD, etc.
The advocate explains the legal system to them, and every option
they have and the consequences.
Next, the advocate checks on the victim’s status after 72 hours,
to make sure they are mentally, physically, and emotionally
Mz. Dutton gave recognition to the wonderful performance by Lady Gaga
at the 2016 Oscars, where she song “ Til it Happens to You”. Lady Gaga
co-wrote and recorded to accompany this year’s powerful campus-rape
documentary The Hunting Ground. Also best Picture Spotlight is
famously the true story of journalists covering the cover-up of sexual
abuse in the Catholic Church.
4. Niroga workshop on mindfulness
The Peralta healthcare team had the great opportunity to relax and
receive mindfulness training from Danielle Ancin, Niroga’s program
manager and senor trainer. Mz. Ancin provided the team with a
15-minute transformative life/leadership skill (TLS) protocol sheet,
and mindfulness skills to utilize on a daily basis. Mz. Ancin provided
everyone with a sheet that allowed them to rate themselves on a scale
from 1-10 on how stressed, distracted, and calm they were. She then
asked for everyone to add the numbers together. Mz. Ancin asked that
everyone sit in a comfortable position, with his or her feet grounded,
and with his or her eyes closed. Mz. Ancins’ soothing voice lead the
group into a 5- minute meditation that was completed by her ringing a
Tibetan singing bowl, and everyone looking up when they were ready.
After completing the meditation, everyone was asked to re-score
himself or herself on a scale from 1-10 on how stressed, distracted ,
and calm they were after relaxation. Everyone agreed that they were a
lot more relaxed after the guided meditation. Mr. Wise stated that he
totally forgot about the pain from his twisted shoulder!
Mz. Ancin explained that at the Niroga Institute they practice dynamic
mindfulness, which combines breath with movement while being mindful.
She asked everyone to get into a group of three to discuss the
stressors in our daily lives. Mz. Ancin reminded everyone that
stressors are apart of daily life, and many times is out of our
control. But, what we do have control over is how to manage those
stressors. On a daily basis, you have to deal with traffic, parenting,
or global news, and that is all apart of the environment. Mz. Ancin
asked how does sitting in traffic affect your brain. Sitting in
traffic can cause one to feel frustrated. That sense of frustration
has evoked a behavior due to the environment. So, our stressors are a
continuous cycle unless one learns to become aware of one feelings and
being mindful. Mz. Ancin lead the group through some mindfulness
exercises that can be used when one is under chronic stress.
Mz. Ancin explained how the brain responds under chronic stress.
Attention control (attention span goes down)
Emotion regulation (goes down)
Coping (goes down)
Empathy (goes down)
Everyone to practice at least once a day + report back!
5. Visioning and conceptual framework
Mz. Thadani provided everyone with a copy of the conceptual model for
Peralta Wellness: Improved wellness + Academic Success Draft for
Student health services. Mz. Thadani provided everyone with a basic
overview of the model. The model incorporates Community Partners,
which are hired as independent contactors to provide service for
family planning, urgent care, immunizations, etc. The Peralta Wellness
Care component of the model integrates doing outreach, providing First
Aid, mental health counseling, health assessment, and workshop. The
Peralta Academic Programs includes the PE department, education,
nutrition, etc. But, overall Peralta health services provides: safety,
health education, marketing, mental health counseling, community
health, and the etc. The Peralta Wellness gets a glimpse of students,
staff, and employees needs by doing needs assessment. Needs assessment
allows for student health services to address the needs and concerns
of every student staff/faculty. The funds for the Peralta Wellness
comes mostly from the student health fee, Fund 1, and occasionally
grants. The funds are used to pay for the salary of the director,
clerical staff, nurse and some continuous mental health. Policy
development is implemented to assure that policy’s are in place to
protect the health, and wellbeing of students. For example, a policy
was created for designated smoking areas. Curriculum development
occurs in health courses which develops the financial wellness, stress
management, and weight management, which are known stressors of
Peralta students as shown in the needs assessments.
Mz. Thadani will follow-up to motion for an approval for the
Mz. Thadani reported that all health personnel will have access to
Medicat in the next coming weeks. The reason for the delay is that the
PCCD needs to create a demographic file, and the program is not
available until that is complete. Mz. Thadani advised everyone that
she would provide usernames and passwords soon.
7. Wellness Fairs
Dr. Murphy shared that Merritt College Wellness fair will take place
on April 26, 2016, and the medical assistant students will be
providing health screening. Mr. Schloss stated that College of Alameda
wellness fair would take place on Wednesday, March 13, 2016 from
11:30-1:30. He invited everyone Mz. Moriarty stated that Laney College
wellness fair will take place on April 21,2016 from 11-1p.m.
Mz. Moriarty, Mz. Crawford, Dr. Murphy, and Mr. Schloss will report
back on the status of the wellness fair.
8. Sexual Assault: Not Anymore
Mz. Thadani stated that the Peralta Community College District sent
out the notification letters for “Not Anymore” to students this week.
Mz. Thadani reminded everyone that during class presentations and
outreach that as health professionals we highly recommend getting
educated about sexual assault.
Mz. Thadani will report back in the next meeting on the status of “Not
9. Chart Reviews
Mz. McCombs provided everyone with the process of how to do a chart
review. A chart review allows for quality assurance of patient files,
and to make sure the medical assistant and nurse practitioner are
recording all vital information needed. Mz. McComb provided everyone
with the form Mz. T created. There are sections that addresses
nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress management, and smoking + other
drug education, as these are our SLO’s areas.
Twice a month Mz. McComb randomly chooses 5 charts to review. For
every chart review she provides the students initials and the date of
the chart review. Next, she makes sure the chart has a signed
confidentiality & informed consent form. Next, she moves on to see if
the nurse recorded did an assessment of the student, intervention,
evaluation, allergies, etc. Mz. T also does these chart review for
Merritt College, so they are good.
Mz. Thadani reported that College of Alameda has over 100 completed
surveys, Merritt has 7, Berkeley City College has 40, and Laney
College has received 382 completed HAPPYS surveys. The goal for the
2015-2016 school year is to have 1000 competed surveys for the
District, preferably 200 from BCC, COA, Merritt + 400 from Laney
Mz. Thadani & Mz. Moriarty will report back next meeting on the status
of Survey Monkey.
Minutes respectfully submitted: Veronica Crawford, B.A. Clerical
Assistant II for Health Services
Reviewed: Indra C. Thadani RN, MS 3/15/16