February program at Berks to explore sexual violence

The theme of February’s “Get Some” program is “Sexual Violence Education.” This program is presented as part of the college’s compliance with Pennsylvania House Bill 101, which requires all colleges and universities to provide specific information in programs for students, including a discussion of sexual violence, consent, where to go for help after an attack and how to file a police report after an incident. All these topics will be covered in the show, which will be filmed live at Penn State Berks on at 6 p.m. Feb. 25, in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room.

"Get Some" is a show about health with a human sexuality emphasis. Alice Holland, Penn State Berks nurse practitioner supervisor serves as host. The show includes an interactive audience that features both college students and professionals as guests. This episode will feature representation from Police Services, Student Conduct, Counseling Services, Berks Women in Crisis and Health Services.

"The culmination of my past employment experiences at Blue Mountain Health System Family Planning Clinic, Lehighton Area School District and Lehigh Valley Hospital, along with my present employment at Penn State, has prepared me with the assessment, interpersonal and communication skills needed to host the show," explained Holland about her credentials.

In addition to her position as Health Services supervisor at Penn State Berks, Holland also teaches courses in human sexuality, two of which have culminated with an experiential approach in Kenya. She is certified by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) as a sexuality educator and holds master's degrees in both nursing and human sexuality. She is presently a doctoral candidate in human sexuality, as well as a member of the American College Health Association (ACHA) and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

“Get Some” is held on the last Monday of each month from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. First-Year Seminar credit is available to students who qualify. For more information, contact Alice Holland at ARH16@psu.edu.

Last Updated February 21, 2013