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Student Wellness Program

Mission Statement            

The mission of the Student Wellness Program is to promote the overall wellness and personal effectiveness of our students, so as to enhance their personal and academic functioning while ensuring campus and community safety.

The Student Wellness Program (SWP)

SWP aims to assist students to enhance their social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development to reach their academic goals and assist them in making the most of their educational experience at Lackawanna College. SWP also strives to provide prevention and education to our students about mental health, drug and alcohol, and sexual misconduct as well as teach them about healthy lifestyle choices.

Our goal is to assist students in acquiring the skills, attitudes, and resources necessary to both succeed in the college environment and better the communities in which they live.

Services are Free & Confidential      

The Student Wellness Program offers support, assessment and referral services to all students at Lackawanna College. 
 
A student is encouraged to make an appointment with the Student Wellness Program for issues such as:
  • Making a smooth transition from high school to college
  • Homesickness
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  • Managing stress or dealing with anxiety
  • Managing time effectively
  • Anger management
  • Social Pressures
  • Feelings of loneliness or depression
  • Roommate issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Family conflict or concerns
  • Self-esteem /Identity
  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Eating disorders
  • misuse of alcohol and other drugs

Please note this is not an exhaustive list. It serves an example of some of the issues faced by college students.

Emergency and Crisis Consultation Available

  
Student Wellness Program Offices Hours 
 
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
( except during college observed holidays )
 
 Student Wellness Program Contacts
 
Tina Bruno,  Student Wellness Program Coordinator
Angeli Hall Suite 105A  
(570) 955-1478
 
Marsha Pigga, Student Wellness Program Executive Director/
Title IX Coordinator
Angeli Hall Suite 102                      
(570) 955-1466 or (570) 677-7589
 
Student Wellness Program Services are designed for addressing issues of adjustment to the college experience. Situations of a serious nature are referred out to community agencies or local hospitals with the support and assistance from the Student Wellness Program.  
      
Scranton Campus
When a crisis consultation is needed and classes are not in session call the Scranton Primary Health Care Center (SPHCC) at (570)344-9684 or (570)969-9662  or the Scranton Counseling Center at (570) 348-6100 
 
After hour crisis for resident students call Public Safety at 
(570) 961-7899 or (570) 241-2022
 
Hazleton Campus
Community Counseling Services
(570) 552-6000  or (570) 836-3118  
 
Lake Region Campus
 
New Milford Campus
Scranton Counseling Center (570) 348-6100 
Northwestern Human Services ( 570) 282-1732
 
Towanda Campus
Guideline  (800) 332-6718
 

Confidentiality

We strive to protect your privacy and hold your information in confidence. All contacts the Student Wellness Program are in accord with the Federal confidentiality rules (42 CFR Part 2), State confidentiality rules (MH Procedures Act of 1976), as amended by Pennsylvania Law. This means that any information disclosed during a student’s contact with the Student Wellness Program will be kept strictly confidential. A student’s written permission is required before any information about a student’s contact is released to anyone outside the Student Wellness Program   Confidentiality means that your contact with this office does not go on your academic record and that personal information will not be disclosed to any other office or individual unless you have signed a written release for this to occur.

There are, however, some exceptions to confidentiality. The following are the situations when the Student Wellness Program  would be required to release information:

  • If a minor child or elderly person is at risk of being abused or neglected, the Student Wellness Program  would be required to report that information to the appropriate agency to assure the safety of the child.
  • If a student presents an imminent risk of serious injury to him/herself. In this case, the Student Wellness Program  would take action to assure the student’s safety, releasing only the information needed to do this.
  • If a student threatens serious harm to another person. Again, the Student Wellness Program would have to take action to protect the other person, releasing only the information necessary to assure the person’s safety.
  • If information is subpoenaed through a court order.

While these types of events are extremely rare, you should know that these possibilities exist. All materials are handled confidentially and no materials with identifying information will leave the Student Wellness Program without obtaining a specific release to do so.

Our overall goal is to create a place where you will feel safe to talk about personal concerns and to help make your college experience positive. All services are of no cost to any Lackawanna College student. On the Student Wellness Program portal page, you will find numerous websites to assist you with information. Please contact a Student Wellness Program staff for more information or assistance.

If you have any questions about confidentiality, please call the Student Wellness Program at (570) 955-1466 or (570) 955-1478.

Federal Mandate Requirements

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You can access the HAVEN course through the Student Wellness Program Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Awareness page at:

https://portal.lackawanna.edu/ICS/Student_Services/Student_Wellness_Program/Everfi/

 

 Login problems? Contact IT at 570-955-1500.

 

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SWP Referrals
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Student Wellness Program Referral Procedure

 

Lackawanna College Student Wellness Program Referral Procedure

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Student Wellness begins with all of us as a community looking out for our students. Please note that a SWP referral form can be submitted by ANYONE in the campus community for a student in need of help and extra support. This is the first step towards getting the student the support and assistance needed to help them succeed at Lackawanna College.

SWP provides free and confidential assessment, support and referral services to all students at Lackawanna College. The SWP referral is available on the Student Wellness Program Portal Page and paper copies are available in Student Affairs.

As a referral source please note that SWP may not be able to communicate with you regarding the outcome of the assessment due to confidentiality.

Students who have been referred for SWP services will be contacted by the SWP within 3 days of the received referral to schedule an appointment. If there is immediacy for the student to be seen sooner please seek out the SWP staff in person or by phone. The SWP will initiate a crisis consultation in accordance with Lackawanna College’s Emergency Psychological Crisis Response Policy.

Within a supportive atmosphere, the SWP appointment will begin the process of assessing the student’s concerns, issues and current needs that may be interfering with his/her emotional well-being, personal life, interpersonal relationships, academic success etc.

Recommendations for continued SWP appointments, and/or referrals to community based resources may result from the SWP assessment process.

PLEASE NOTE:

Public Safety should be contacted immediately if safety issues are present including a student threatening to harm him or herself or another.

(570) 961-7899 or (570) 241-2022

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Disclaimer

The information provided in “SWP Chat” is general in nature and is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice and/or care. If you have specific health care needs, or for complete information about your health care, please contact your doctor or other health care provider. The Wright Center in Seeley Hall on Lackawanna’s Campus at 570-955-1474 is also available as a student health service. If you think you may have a medical/mental health emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. For further information or to make an appointment, SWP staff are available in Angeli Hall Room 102 or 105A.

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