Ways to Get Involved with the UMBC Wellness Initiative

The Wellness Initiative was created in 2008 to support the health and well-being of each of our faculty, staff, and students. The Initiative focuses on providing programs, services, and information that support physical, mental, and emotional wellness for individuals, one-on-one relationships, and groups.

There are many ways to get involved with the Wellness Initiative at UMBC.  We have compiled a list that is available on our Wellness Initiative myUMBC Group.  Once you join, you’ll see the link on the homepage under ‘Documents.’

Please also visit our Wellness Initiative website for additional wellness resources, information, and support!

Wellness Initiative Winter Tips and Articles

New Year’s Reflection

A wonderful New Year’s practice is to reflect back on the past year…. and then look forward to the year ahead. ‘Effective Questions’ can generate powerful energy to create what we want in our lives.

Terri Werner, Director of Training and Organization Development shares some of her favorite Effective Questions for transitioning from one year to the next. She encourages you to keep them handy, and answer them frequently – all year long! And share them with your colleagues, family and friends.

Check out the Winter ‘Tips and Articles’ page of our Wellness Initiative website for additional tips and resources for this season. We have provided information on winter wellness, seasonal foods and recipes, winter fitness, and energy-saving tips. The UMBC Wellness Initiative website is filled with resources, tips, music, and inspiration.

Relationship Violence Prevention Program Seek Faculty and Staff Advocates

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2013 Relationship Violence Prevention Advocates. The community of staff, faculty and student advocates meets nine Fridays during the Fall 2013 semester (at noon) to learn more about relationship violence and prevention. This is an excellent opportunity to learn, commit to working to prevent violence and gain skills as an active bystander, friend, family member and more.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Questions can be directed to Kim Leisey in Student Affairs at 410-455-2393.

Wellness Initiative Spring Tips and Articles

Check out the new Spring ‘Tips and Articles’ page of our Wellness Initiative website.  With the ushering in of Spring, it’s a great time to take action and recommit to a wellness regimen.  This season we have a wide variety of topics including tips and articles on managing asthma and allergies, ways to recommit to healthy eating, information on adventure sports, and tips and resources on smoking cessation. The UMBC Wellness Initiative website is filled with resources, tips, music, and inspiration.

Visit http://www.umbc.edu/wellness now!

Green Dot Program Overview (3/6)

Have you ever been in a situation where you have seen something that you know isn’t safe but haven’t known what to do? Green Dot teaches you to be an active bystander because no one has to do everything but everyone has to do something.  What’s your Green Dot?

Green Dot is a program that teaches UMBC community members how to be active bystanders, to react to and prevent situations that have the potential for violence and proactively build a culture that does not tolerate violence. Come to this one hour overview session to learn more about Green Dot, why it’s important and skills to make our community safer.

This workshop will be on Wednesday, March 6th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 p.m. in The Commons Room 318

Register by March 4th at: http://www.umbc.edu/training. Get a flyer with details at:  http://www.umbc.edu/hr/T&OD/schedule.htm

If you are not able to come to the overview but want more information on Green Dot, please contact Jennifer Treger in Student Affairs: jtreger@umbc.edu or 5-3797.