This essential resource addresses a range of student wellness issues confronting professionals in college and university settings. Building on Wellness Issues for Higher Education, this latest volume comprehensively covers key topics that not only contribute to students’ success in college, but also help students maintain wellness after graduation. Taking a holistic perspective of wellness, coverage includes numerous issues, including body image, time management, financial wellness, dependence and recovery issues, career planning, and civic engagement. It also addresses ways of organizing campus efforts on wellness. Each topical chapter includes proactive wellness advice and prepares the reader to better understand the facts, issues, controversies, misconceptions, and strategies for addressing the issue. This practical guide prepares higher education and student affairs professionals to understand the wellness and health issues contributing to their students’ overall well-being both during and after college.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: Wellness For the Future
David S. Anderson
SECTION I: EMOTIONAL WELLNESS
Chapter 2: Body Image: Supporting Healthy Ideas and Behaviors for a Diverse Student Population
Nicole Taylor and Mimi Nichter
SECTION II: SOCIAL WELLNESS
Chapter 3: Understanding Disability: The Psychological and Sociocultural Experience
M. Dolores Cimini
Chapter 4: Sexual Violence: Changing the Trajectory
Karen S. Moses
SECTION III: INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS
Chapter 5: Time Management: Finding Balance To Do It "All"
Chapter 6: Financial Wellness: A Campuswide Responsibility
SECTION IV: PHYSICAL WELLNESS
Chapter 7: Disordered Eating: A Critical Need to Address on Campus
Bridget Guernsey Riordan
Chapter 8: Tobacco: Creating a Tobacco Free Campus
Jan L. Gascoigne and Aaron Mauner
Chapter 9: Substance Dependence and Recovery: Trading Stigma for Success
Tom Hall and Beth DeRicco
SECTION V: OCCUPATIONAL WELLNESS
Chapter 10: Career Wellness: From Great Depression, through Great Recession, to Great Ascension
Frances Lucas and R. Britton Katz
Chapter 11: Civic Engagement: Connecting Social Responsibility, Well-being, and Academic Success
Ashley Finley, Linda Major and Nancy Mitchell
SECTION VI: CAMPUS APPLICATIONS
Chapter 12: Organizing Wellness Issues: Walking Together to Build Bridges for Campuses Today and Communities Tomorrow
Todd S. Rose
David S. Anderson is Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, USA.
A focus on a holistic approach to wellness and health issues for students has become one of the critical priorities facing higher education. This new book is an excellent resource for institutional leaders seeking a comprehensive approach to addressing the wide range of health and wellness issues on campus today.
Kevin Kruger, President, NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
Dr. Anderson’s latest volume moves beyond the focus on retention and graduation alone, to the holistic success of our students in reaching their fullest potential throughout their lifespan. These chapters call out multiple campus stakeholders, as well as practitioners, to serve as partners and collaborators in setting the conditions for health, well-being, and our ultimate goal: student success. This volume also sets a high priority in moving ideas to impacts more quickly, a critical factor in today’s tight fiscal environments.
Jenny Haubenreiser, Executive Director, Student Health Services, Oregon State University