Counseling & Prevention Program

Counseling & Prevention Program

COUNSELING AND HEALTH SERVICES

Professional counseling services are available to students through a professional counselor, Dr. Greylin Rojas, and referral services for medical psychiatry. All such interactions with the counseling staff are conducted under strict confidentiality norms to preserve student privacy. Counseling can be for individuals, couples, or groups, depending on the need and context.

This office will provide the following:

  • Workshops and group sessions on stress, relationships and homesickness, procrastination, drug abuse, family problems, and others as needed by the student body
  • Deliver diagnostic tests for personality, anxiety, depression, and emotional intelligence.
  • Immediate support in case of physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual abuse or any dangerous emotional situation.
  • Proctor vocational tests assess and identify an individual’s current transferable skills and interests, determine appropriate job options, strengths, and barriers to employment, and explore career paths.
  • Support in diagnosed emotional illnesses that influence the academic area. For more information about our services, please contact:

Dr. Greylin Rojas at  greylin.rojas@keiseruniversity.edu

HEALTH CLINIC

Keiser University Latin American Campus provides first aid medical services through its Health Clinic and three qualified nurses. A medical doctor visits the Clinic regularly to provide consultations, prescribe medications, and give follow-up to students’ medical needs.

Services:

  • The Clinic is open 24/7
  • Doctor’s consultations are available four days a week (scheduled by appointment)
  • Controlled medicine (student bring their medication with a doctor’s note)
  • First aid
  • Accident Insurance policy.

 

Services not included:

  • Laboratory test
  • Pharmacy
  • The doctor’s availability is not 24/7
  • Private Hospital

 

Clinic hours and emergency contact number:

  • The Clinic services are available 24/7. Nurses’ contact number (Only for medical emergencies) is (505) 8540-9646.
  • Doctor’s appointment:
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (During spring and fall semesters)
  • Monday and Wednesday, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (During Summer sessions)

EDUCATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM

Keiser University students’ health and well-being are of great importance. We are dedicated to creating a campus culture that addresses issues of drugs, alcohol abuse, and sexual violence in all forms. Our efforts focus on providing students with resources to help them have an extraordinary experience and effectively navigate stress and social pressures healthily. The is deeply committed to the student’s health, personal and academic success, and engaging them in a learning experience that creates a healthier campus community. For this reason, all new students must complete the Violence, Alcohol, and Drugs Education Workshop during Orientation Day (each beginning of the semester). This workshop empowers students to identify situations that involve or can potentially affect high-risk consequences such as alcohol poisoning, driving while under the influence, and sexual assault and equip them with the tools and confidence to intervene safely. We want to ensure that students are:

  • Empowered to make well-informed decisions about alcohol, drug, and violence.
  • Be aware of your rights and responsibilities as an active campus community member.


Support happens here:

Keeping lines of communication open while the student progresses at KU is also very helpful and supportive. For more information on confidential matters or resources, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dr. Greylin Rojas at greylin.rojas@keiseruniversity.edu

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

On campus, we look out for each other and are committed to proactively addressing high-risk behaviors. We want to ensure you have all the support you need for a healthy and positive college experience.

Violence in its many forms can affect the health of the targets, the perpetrators, and their communities. People can be the victims of multiple forms of violence, and the health effects can be cumulative.

Consequences include

  • increased incidences of depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and suicide;
  • increased risk of cardiovascular disease; and
  • premature mortality.

The health consequences of violence vary according to the age, sex of the victim, and form of violence.

Sexual assault can be verbal, visual, or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention. It can happen in different situations, by a stranger in an isolated place, on a date, or in the home by someone you know.

Rape is a common form of sexual assault. It is committed in many situations—on a date, by a friend or an acquaintance, or when you think you are alone. Educate yourself on “date rape” drugs.

They can be slipped into a drink when a victim is not looking. Never leave your drink unattended—no matter where you are. Try always to be aware of your surroundings. Date rape drugs make a person unable to resist assault and lose memory, so the victim doesn’t know what happened.

Violence against women by anyone is always wrong. You are not at fault. You did not cause the abuse, and you are not responsible for someone else’s violent behavior. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, seek help from other family members, friends, or community organizations. Reach out for support or counseling.

https://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/guide/sexual-abuse-and-assault

Excessive alcohol use can lead to the development of chronic diseases and other serious problems including High blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, digestive problems, and affect brain activity.

Signs of Addiction If you are experience some of these signs, you might be having problems with alcohol. Please look for help (https://aaosgnicaragua.org/)
  1. You Drink More Than Planned
  2. You Spend a Lot of Time on Drinking
  3. Your Tolerance Has Gone Up
  4. You Crave Alcohol
  5. You Give Up Other Activities
  6. You’re Dropping the Ball on Life
  7. It Causes Friction in Relationships
  8. As the effects of alcohol wear off, you may have trouble sleeping, shakiness, irritability, anxiety, depression, restlessness, nausea, or sweating
  9. Drinking Is Making You Sick
  10. You’ve Gotten into Legal Trouble
  11. You Want to Stop but Can’t

Different drugs pose different dangers and can affect your body’s central nervous system; These effects can be physical and psychological. Drug use can lead to dependence and addiction, injury and accidents, health problems, and sleep issues. They affect how you think, feel, and behave. Drugs can have short-term and long-term effects. The Risks are Real.

Signs of Addiction

If you are experiencing some of these warning signs, you might have drug problems. Please look for help (http://www.narcoticosanonimosnic.com/)

  1. An urge to use the drug every day, or many times a day
  2. Taking more drugs than you want to and for longer than you thought you would
  3. Always having the drug with you and buying it even if you can’t afford it
  4. Using drugs, even if they cause you trouble at work or make you lash out at family and friends
  5. Spending more time
  6. Not taking care of yourself or caring how you look
  7. Stealing, lying, or doing dangerous things, like driving while high or having unsafe sex
  8. Spending most of your time getting, using, or recovering from the effects of the drug
  9. Feeling sick when you try to quit

DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE, ABUSE AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

CARA
Address: Frente al cementerio de Jocote Dulce. Managua, Managua
Phone: 2278 0578

CEA
Address: Km. 12.8 Carretera Sur
Phone: 2223 6729

DON DIVINO
Address: La Garnacha, Estelí
Phone: 8922 0274

ALCOHÓLICOS ANÓNIMOS
https://aaosgnicaragua.org/

NARCÓTICOS ANÓNIMOS
http://www.narcoticosanonimosnic.com/