PVAMU Student Counseling Services Awarded $1.8 Million In Grants

This past September Prairie View’s director of student counseling services, Dr. Bernadine Duncan, was awarded roughly $1.8 million dollars in the form of two grants to go towards the funding and advancement of  PV’s student counseling services which offer group as well as individual counseling sessions that are free and open to all  enrolled students. The two grants awarded are to help enhance the counseling services as well as help the university obtain an IACS Accreditation, as well as improve the risk assessment program, to bring about better awareness and training on how to effectively recognize and assist victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

The first grant is a Title III grant of $180,000 per year for five years, for a total of $900,000, and this grant will directly help the university’s goal of receiving it’s IACS Accreditation. The second grant is a Victims Assistance: College Initiative Grant from the State of Texas for $293,930 per year for three years totaling $881,796  which was directly funded to help advocate for victims of sexual and domestic violence and sexual violence victims. These grants “will also assist in satisfying the requirements of the CampusSav Act, fund the infrastructure of the newly formed Women’s Center and hire more staff to assist in the advocacy efforts of the Center for victims who utilize these services.”

Always feel welcome to visit any counseling services offered on your campus no matter where you are, because of our mental health matters and needs to be handled seriously and with care. Never feel too weak to talk about whats bothering you, and never feel condemned about seeking help.



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Rachel is a 21 year old Management Major at Prairie View A&M University and aspires to one day own her own event planning company. Rachel has a passion for community involvement and uses blogging as an outlet to voice her opinions and inform the public about topics pertaining to religion, relationships, health, beauty, fitness, music, and other "trending topics" from an open and relatable perspective. She just recently started her own website called "Don't Forget The A", a blog and a brand that encourages individuality, confidence and healthy living as well as focusing on the importance of living to make a difference through giving back and leaving a legacy. She plans to earn her Masters in Public Administration to help her advance her career in community engagement and event planning.

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    October 11, 2017 at 6:47 AM

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