Physical and Mental Health

Through Physical and Mental Health, the chapter targets a variety of health issues concerning African American women. Topics include (but are not limited to):

Bully Free Zone

Let’s create a BULLY FREE ZONE!

bullyingcloudDuring the months of February and March we will provide insightful information and resources to help you create and support a bully free zone in your community.

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or thought-to-be power imbalance. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance abuse and suicide. It is important to talk to kids to determine whether bullying or something else is a concern.

There are three types of bullying:

  • Verbal:saying or writing mean (negative) things
  • Social:hurting someone’s reputations or relationships
  • Physical:hurting (assaulting) someone’s body or possessions

Bullying can occur during or after school hours. While most reported bullying happens in school buildings, a large amount of bullying also happens in places such as the playground or the bus. It can also happen travelling to and/or from school, in the targeted youth’s neighborhood, or on the Internet/social media.

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Love Unscripted

unscriptedOn Sunday, March 6, the South Suburban Health Alliance in partnership with Joliet Area/South Suburban Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., hosts our 3rd Annual Chat & Chew “Love Unscripted”. Chat & Chew is a forum where we come together enjoy a bite to eat and candidly discuss the issues that affect the women and girls in our community. This year’s discussion will focus on love, sex and relationships and how women and girls can empower themselves to make positive decisions regarding their live and health. Come and be a part of the conversation as we seek to uplift and support one another. This event is open to men and women.

“Chat & Chew” is a discussion forum. Where members of the community are invited to join us in a candid conversation about issues affecting women and girls in today society; and receive valuable health resources and information. Free HIV/AIDS testing will be available along resources for alcohol and substance abuse, community health information and other resources targeted to women health needs. We anticipate approximately 85 attendees that include community providers, general community, and person infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

JASSAC Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
Come out and Make Strides Against Breast Cancer to support the American Cancer Society (P13 Partner)!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018
10401 W. 153rd St.
Orland Park, IL
(Centennial Park-Across from the Metra Train Station)

REGISTRATION: 7:30 AM
WALK 9:00 AM
Our goal is to Raise $2200
2017 JASSAC Raised $2,000 for the cause!
Share with Friends, Family and Survivors!

To donate or register to walk with the JASSAC Team, click the link below
http://main.acsevents.org/goto/JASSAC2018

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Joliet Area South Suburban Alumnae Chapter

PO BOX 706
Matteson, IL 60443
contactus@jassacdeltas.org