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Counseling offered in response to recent storms

November 27, 2013

A photo of raindropsCounselors in the College of Education’s Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE) will offer counseling in response to Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines on Nov. 8, and the Nov. 16 tornadoes that struck Illinois.

“Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the university community who has been – or whose family has been – affected by these tragedies,” said Suzanne Degges-White, chair of the department.

To assist storm victims, CAHE will host counseling sessions Tuesday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec. 5, designed to help those affected to cope with the aftermath of the storms.

The Tuesday session is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. in Graham Hall 335. CAHE faculty members Steven Moody, Toni Tollerud and Degges-White will direct the session. The Thursday session will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in Graham Hall 335. Scott Wickman, his advanced counseling students and Eric Archer will provide counseling.

Suzanne Degges-White

Suzanne Degges-White

Both sessions are free and open to the public.

Although the sessions are structured for groups, CAHE can offer one-on-one attention to any individual in need.

“I am proud that CAHE is coming together to support the immediate care and long-term recovery for NIU family members who are in need,” Degges-White said.

These drop-in, open sessions do not require an appointment ahead of time. For more information, contact Degges-White at (815) 753-9163 or [email protected].