We would like our students and their parents to know that we do everything within our power to maintain the health and safety of our campus, located in Beverly, Massachusetts. To achieve this, Montserrat College of Art makes local and national health and safety resources available to our students through our on campus offices and on our website. We do everything we can to ensure that students with questions about drug and alcohol use, physical and emotional abuse, rape and sexual assault, and general physical, mental and emotional wellness can find the answers they need. Our professional psychologist is available for on campus counseling.
Aids Action Hotline (HIV and STD Hotline)
Al-Anon and Al-Teen of Massachusetts
North East Behavioral Health (Center for Addictive Behavior)
HAWC Hotline (Healing Abuse Working for Change)
27 Congress Street, Salem, MA
900 Cummings Center
Beverly, MA 01915
Lawyer Referral Service
Massachusetts Bar Association
Substance Abuse Helpline
North Shore Rape Crisis
Prism LGBT Health
131 Rantoul St. Beverly MA 01915
Offering free, anonymous, rapid HIV testing with results in 10 minutes, free condoms, sexual health counseling, and referrals to LGBT friendly medical and mental health providers, social support groups, and other resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
Federal, state, and local governmental agencies across the country are planning on how to deal with the affects of a possible pandemic outbreak of avian flu. Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Education, requested that all colleges develop a response plan in case we do face a pandemic flu outbreak. The President of the college has identified the Dean of Students as the administrator in charge of organizing a task force that will develop a plan for responding to a pandemic flu, which will be integrated with our existing emergency response plan. Membership in this group will include members of the cabinet, staff, and faculty.
There is currently some uncertainty about whether or not the virus that causes bird flu will mutate into a form that could pass between humans, however, there is broad agreement that organizations should have preparedness plans in place to deal with it if it does.
This section of the web-site will be updated periodically to keep the Montserrat College of Art community updated on planning in the event of an outbreak of pandemic influenza. Additionally, this section of the web site has been created to contain information on avian flue and pandemic preparedness. We will update this site as new information becomes available.
Challenges and Preparation -- Individuals
Strategy for Pandemic Influenza
flu facts and more
NH-Department of Health and Human Services
World Health Organization
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
National Wildlife Health Center
The Flu Wiki
a collaborative Web page
MONTSERRAT STUDENT COUNSELING SERVICES
Adjusting to college life is a process. When you need someone to talk to, a professional and caring counseling psychologist is available, part-time, on campus for free and confidential conversation. No problem is too big or too small. You may also request referrals for additional counseling, often covered by health insurance.
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