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2014 Service-Learning Symposium: Stress Management for Women in Recovery

2014 Service-Learning Symposium

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Stress Management for Women in Recovery. Nursing Students and Heather House: A Natural Partnership

Author: Dawana Gibbs, MSN, RN, CNE


This project paired a small group of first semester ASN (Associate of Science in Nursing) students with approximately fifteen residents of a half-way house for women in recovery from addiction. The students assessed the population including developmental factors, past history, and living arrangements. Based on assessment findings, a stress management plan addressing assertiveness, conflict resolution, and self-care was presented by the students to the residents in an interactive format. Students taught assertiveness skills to residents, designed and presented a plan for peaceful resolution of conflicts, and presented methods for stress reduction.