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24
Jan

Bras For A Cause

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It was just a normal class session in Dave Manville’s SWKE 447/547: Human Trafficking: Implications for Social Workers course last winter. That is, until one of his students introduced the program “Bras for a Cause.” Through the collection and donation of gently used and new bras, they helped women freed from sex trafficking in Uganda secure economic security and restore who they were designed to be – whole, worthy, and free. After listening intently to her description, the students unanimously asked “When do we get started?” Their efforts, in partnership with Unmasked, EMU’s Human Trafficking Awareness Organization, led to the collection of 484 bras.

One student was amazed by the impact it had on these women. “I never thought that something as common as a bra could help save a life.”

Students enrolled in Dave’s class this semester are once again partnering with Unmasked, and The Sparrow Freedom Project, and Pearls of Great Price. Their goals are to exceed the number of bras donated last year, and to send a caravan of cars (packed with bras) to a drop-off center in Indianapolis.

“Bras for a Cause” is connected to Free the Girls, an international non-profit organization. Free the Girls provides a safe and powerful economic opportunity for survivors and their families to run their own business selling bras in second-hand marketplaces. The impact on these women’s lives in immeasurable. They own land and their own homes, their children are in school, their families have access to health care, and they too are getting an education. To date, nearly one million bras have been donated.

Dave noted that “everyone is always asking how they can help and this is a very simple, low cost way to keep a woman and her family safe.”

Dave’s students are collecting gently used and new bras until March 1st. There are drop-off boxes in the Marshall Building on EMU’s campus, and at the Sparrow Freedom Project office in New Hudson, Michigan. Please consider giving to this cause. If you have any questions or would like to get more information please email Dave Manville at david@sparrowfreedomproject.org.

26
Nov

The Second Annual IPE Sim Day!

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On November 16th, the College of Health and Human Services held its Second Annual IPE Simulation Day. The IPE Sim Day is a simulation exercise that allows students from each of the different majors of the CHHS to work with one another while treating a standardized patient. Students gain experience in dealing with other specialities... Read more
22
Oct

The Eagle Nutrition Services!

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Housed within the College of Health and Human Services is a hidden gem: Eagle Nutrition Services (ENS). ENS originated out of a need to provide dietetic students with an outlet to learn how self-employed dietitians run their own private-practice businesses. Through their time spent at ENS, our dietetic students have opportunities to practice counseling skills,... Read more
22
Jun

CHHS Faculty: Celebrating Promotions, Achievements, and Awards Earned!

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Faculty members in the College of Health and Human Services are committed to the education of their students, the advancement of their disciplines, serving EMU and the community, and advancing knowledge through research. During their academic careers, one of the greatest achievements a faculty member can earn is tenure and promotion. This year, eleven faculty... Read more
24
May

CHHS Events: Nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals!

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The College of Health and Human Services hosted approximately 100 high school students from the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools as part of Healthcare Next Generation, a key initiative of the Canton Chamber of Commerce focused on youth career exploration in health professions. The students started their day touring Beaumont Health facilities and listening to healthcare professionals... Read more
13
Apr

CHHS News: This year’s outstanding student award recipients!

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The College of Health and Human Services held its annual Spring Recognition Ceremony on Monday, April 9th. One hundred and thirty students, family members, friends, faculty members, and college administrators were in attendance. The outstanding students honored during the event were nominated by the faculty. These students represent the best and brightest. Their accomplishments to... Read more