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The Spotlight. (None) 1980-201?, October 01, 1980, Image 9

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Page 9 — FEATURES Spelman Spotlight October 13,1980 Support Services Available To Students As we enter another academic school year, Spelman faces the challenge again of accomadating her new as well as veteran students. 1 have been assigned the task of familiarizing these young ladies with a few of the support services offered free of charge at Spelman, and throughout the center. During these days of peer pressures, along with academic burdens it’s assuring to know that located just across the street from Spelman’s back gate is the Atlanta University Center Student Crisis Service. This service, directed by Ms. Annette Church, is co ordinated and run by the Atlanta Univer sity Center. It’s purpose is too serve the mental health needs of students in the six Center institutions. Students seek help from the Student Crisis Service for many different reasons. Some want to function more effective academically, and in their social lives. The staff mem bers will try to help, whether the student’s problem is large or small, in terpersonal or intrapersonal. In keeping with professional practices, all contacts are confidential. Another support service which hasn’t been given much credit this year are the Campus Public Safety Officers. These are a group of approximately 30-40 dedicated young men enforcing the rules and regulations of Spelman College as well as the total Atlanta University Cen ter. Because of the hiring of new and more qualified personnel, attitudes toward better safety is evident. These of ficers have their own investagative units which also include jurisdiction over the entire A.U.C. They are very serious about their jobs and always willing to give assistance. Career Planning and Placement Ser vice is a co-ordinated, centeralized func tion serving the student bodies of the six institutions. The Placement Service provides assistance in four major areas: counseling in choosing appropriate and productive careers: programs and ac tivities allowing students to explore career fields and opportunities with various employing sectors; arranging recruitment for permanent employment; and finally it provides assistance to students seeking part-time summer em ployment and internship, or special sum mer study programs. The Career Plan ning and Placement Service is a year- round operation with office hours from 9:00 to 5:00 daily. Take advantages of these services ladies and best wishes for a brillant and successful year!!! AUC security guards on duty at Spelman. The Family Planning Clinic Is Here to Help by Carla D. Johnson Contributing Writer The staff of the Family Planning Clinic located in MacVicar Hospital on Spelman College campus cordially welcome all incoming freshmen and other new students. The Family Plan ning Clinic is synonomous with In formation Center. It serves as an in formation and education center to all students in the Atlanta University Cen ter. The purpose of the clinic is to “en hance freedom as well as responsibility among students through education.” The primary focus of the clinic is Family Planning Education through private, confidential, conferences with the Nurse Practitioner, the Patient Coun selor, or the Resident Gynecologist. Special courses in health services are open to all students. The secondary focus of the clinic is on treatement of gynecological problems. Monday’s and Thursday’s are Screening days at the clinic. Initial examinations which include physical exams, pap smears, urinalysis, hematocrit, sickle cell testing, pregnancy testing upon request and blood pressure screening and treat ment, along with annual examinations and the distribution of contraceptives are provided between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Appointments may be made by calling 681-3643 Ext. 288 or 289. Wednesday’s are follow-up clinic and re-fill clinic days. Males are offered a limited service which includes Counseling, Con traceptive re fills, and Educational In formation. The Family Planning Clinic is here to educate all persons in the Atlanta University Center on a confidential basis. All students are welcome to visit with the Nurse Practitioner and other staff members. It is not necessary to have a physical problem or to be sexually active to go to the clinic, mere interest in health education is enough. The staff of the clinic wishes everyone a healthy, happy, and successful school year. Dr. Murray, one of the chief members of the clinic is always there during appointed hours to give free and complete medical help to all students. LONG DISTANCE SERVICE If you make at least $20 a month in out of state long distance phone calls, our company can save you 20% to 50% on your phone bill. Contact David Stevenson - 955-8070 INTRODUCING. 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