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!
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.
The South Suburban Health Alliance in partnership with Joliet Area/South Suburban Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., host our 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. The discussion focused on love, sex and relationships and how women and girls can empower themselves to make positive decisions regarding their live and health.
“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. Approximately 85 attendees that include community providers, general community, and person infected or affected by HIV/AIDS were in attendance.
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!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2023
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
Share with Friends, Family and Survivors!