Wellness and Prevention Education
The BACCHUS Network- Area 6
Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
Area Consultant: Kimberly Harvey-Livingston
Peer Education Programs through Wellness and Prevention Education are affiliates of The BACCHUS Network. "The BACCHUS Network™ is an international university and community based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. It is the mission of the organization to actively promote student and young adult based, campus and community-wide leadership on healthy and safe lifestyle decisions concerning alcohol abuse, tobacco use, illegal drug use, unhealthy sexual practices and other high-risk behaviors. The BACCHUS philosophy is that students can play a uniquely effective role - unmatched by professional educators - in encouraging their peers to consider, talk honestly about and develop responsible habits and attitudes toward high-risk health and safety issues."
Students who wish to attend certified peer educator training are eligible to be nationally certified through The BACCHUS Network as a peer educator.
Area 6 Spring Conference: March 1-2, 2013 - The University of Texas at Tyler