Today we rehearsed our projects. Site up our table and did a presentation in front of the class faculty and some of our community groups. We taught people about what catholic charities has to offer the community. We also taught people about reading food labels and how to talk to your kids about substance abuse. This was an incredible experience and I hope we made all of our instructors proud.
I met with my group and we added power point slides to our power point. We talked about the presentation. We found some pictures for our power point. We talked about the poster. We discussed finishing touches for our project.
I took the feedback from the email Rose from catholic Charites sent us and I made changes to our brochure. I went out and found some cards to pass out at the presentation with one of the websites from our brochure. It is to help people find help with substance use disorder.
My group and I met to discuss final points to add to our brochure. We gave each other constructive critics on how to word our parts. We met with our entire group about how we want to present our project to the nursing department and what we can do in our power point to bring our two topics together. We brain stormed different ideas and assigned different roles to our groups. I spent some time myself finishing the brochure on my computer application. I sent it over to Rose at catholic charities and am waiting for some constructive criticism from her and Brian in their email back to me. I also received the brochure from the healthy habits part of my group and sent them our brochure as well.
I looked at different brochures to see what format looked best for the bullet points that catholic charities wants us to put on the brochures. I picked one out and started to put some of the information I had collected about talking to children about substance abuse in an age appropriate way. I spent time deciding on the best simple words to explain to parents how to bring up the conversation with their kids and not go into language that the kids will not understand. I started to put my section on the brochure.
My group and I met at the Catholic Charities facility. We took pictures of the place. We heavily discussed what catholic charities wanted us to include in the brochure and how it should be focused. There are so many drugs we want to make discussion broad based to help parents talk to their kids. We got a tour of the facility and spoke about all of the services they offer. They have hopes to buy the building and be able to open a women's sober house upstairs from their offices. They have started construction up stairs already. We saw their diaper bank and clothing areas. We discussed helping with several food bank upcoming events. They are also hoping to one day have a healthy habits class were they teach people how to cook healthy in their kitchen.
Our group met at the school. We came together with some research that we found individually and discussed how would focus the brochures. Some of us worked on Healthy eating habits and the rest of us discussed ways of talking to children about drugs. We found some research about age appropriate ways to talk to your kids that we found beneficial for the project. We briefly talked about how to set up the power point presentation we will have to do. I worked on some interview questions for people who have struggled with substance abuse disorder. Mainly focusing on questions about things their parents or care givers could have told them or discussed with them that they feel would have helped them stay away from drugs.
We were put into our groups and introduced to our community partner. We discussed what our service learning project is about. As a group we brain stormed some ideas of what the brochures would include in them. We have two separate topics for our project. We all shared our personal contact information and learned a lot about what Catholic charities does for the community.