Focus on: Health

Description:

The focus of this break is to reduce the stigma of mental illness in Montego Bay, Jamaica and gain a better understanding of the concepts taught in SOCI 385, Madness and Society by Dr. Dobransky. Students will work one on one will the individuals at CUMI (Community Upliftment for the Mentally Ill). Their mission is to reach out and advocate for the homeless mentally ill of Montego Bay (St. James) and within the limits of resources available, attempt to improve their level of physical and mental health as well as their basic quality of life.

Note: This break is a course-based program; participants on the break must be enrolled in a once-a-week seminar-based class for the Spring 2018 semester, SOCI 385: Genocide and Refugee Advocacy. Please contact Professor Kerry Dobransky at dobrankn@jmu.edu for more details if you are interested in enrolling or would like more information!

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Leaders: Ketrin McCall and Julia Dunham

Cost: $TBD

What type of travel will this break use? International Flying

What kind of break is this? Breaks for Class Credit

Departure Date: 03-03-2018

Return Date: 03-10-2018

What agency will you be working with? CUMI (Community Upliftment for the Mentally Ill)

Currently Offered?: Yes

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