Peer Educator Presentations

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The University Health Center Peer Educators and student presenters are highly skilled and thoroughly trained to provide FREE, unbiased, 50-minute interactive workshops.
Presentations are available to classrooms, student organizations, Greek organizations, residence halls, and departments. 

To request a presentation, please submit an online request form.  Two weeks notice is required.


AVAILABLE PRESENTATIONS


Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence 

 

  • The -C- Word is Consent – This 50 minute workshop uses discussion and exploration to deconstruct common rape myths, define consent, coercion, and victim-blaming. Interactive activities are used to help participants engage in the difficult conversations that surround sexual assault within the context of a campus community. Audience members will identify campus resources and learn how to help friends that have been impacted by sexual violence. This workshop is recommended for all audiences and ideal for smaller class sizes and groups (<35 Participants). No technology necessary.
  • When is Sex Rape? – This workshop utilizes a video collaboration between The University of Maryland and Bowie State University showcasing students from both institutions to educate students about the campus dynamics and understanding of consent, power-based violence, and bystander intervention. Audience members will learn to identify common myths and facts regarding sexual violence, verbalize “consent” in their own words and identify ways to be a positive bystander. This workshop is ideal for larger groups and classes ( >35 Participants). This workshop is ideal for a 75 minute class, but can be presented in 50 minutes if necessary. Full A/V technology is needed for this workshop.
  • Don't Turn Red Flags Pink – Audience members of this interactive 50 minute workshop learn to define relationship violence, identify elements of power and control, and understand the cycle of violence. Participants are challenged to evaluate the evolution of unhealthy relationships and discuss how to support friends that have been impacted by relationship violence. This workshop includes the reading of a narrative written by a University of Maryland student who has experienced relationship violence. Recommended for all audiences. Full A/V technology is needed for this interactive PowerPoint.

 

 

Substance Use Programming, Education, and Resources 

  • Alcohol 101An interactive, evidence-based presentation that provides students with information on how to make the best decisions for themselves regarding alcohol use, including choosing not to drink at all! This presentation's contents include (but are not limited to) the benefits of having fun without drinking, the "Gold Code" for safer decision making, the signs of alcohol poisoning, how to help a friend, and information on the Responsible Action Policy. This presentation is best suited for first and second year students
  • Toke Talk - This presentation focuses on education about the health risks associated with marijuana use among college students.  State law, UMD policy, and campus resources are also discussed so that students have an understanding of the rules we live by as Terps, and how we support one another. This presentation is recommended for all audiences.
  • Generation Rx - This presentation focuses on the prescription drug misuse epidemic in our country, and on our college campuses.  With a dual focus on prescription stimulant misuse and opioid abuse, this presentation seeks to challenge prescription drug misuse culture.  This presentation is recommended for all audiences.

Mental Health and Stress Management Education 

  • It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health – For many, college is met with a time of growth, opportunity, expectations, and greater independence. We recognize this can bring not only a range of emotions, but also a range of stress. These changes in stress levels can have a big impact on one's wellness and mental health. With a a strong focus on mental health and wellness, this presentation explores emotions, how stress can affect mental health, identifying common signs of a mental health condition, and how to help a friend experiencing distress.
  • Self-Care Starter KitSelf-care. You may have heard this term before - but what is it and how does it apply to life as a UMD student? Join in this peer-facilitated conversation to learn how to identify personal stressors and then explore self-care strategies that work best for YOU. Each presentation includes relaxation skills demonstrations, engaging activities, and more! 

Sexual Health and Reproductive Education 

We are piloting several larger, high-energy, informal sexual health events this year as opposed to smaller, more formal, classrooms presentations. Please contact jbeckwit@umd.edu for more information.

Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

  • In Sickness and In Health – During this presentation, students will learn how to: navigate access to health care on campus,  schedule an appointment, use health insurance, and access valuable health resources.
For a general Health Center overview presentation, please contact argentin@umd.edu.