We are so excited you are interested in bringing wellness & advocacy programming into your classroom or community space! Please see below for more information about our various presentation and program offerings, as well as how to get in touch with us for more information.

Health Promotion & Wellness Services

Health Promotion & Wellness Services provides wellness education and presentations to the campus community through our Wellness Tips & Toolkit platform. This platform empowers faculty, staff, and student leaders with the tools and resources they need to facilitate these conversations on their own in their varied spaces. 

Please email us at UHC-HPStaff@umd.edu if you have:

  • Questions about using these materials or how to best adapt them to your classroom or space.

  • Suggestions for how to make the  Wellness Tips & Toolkit  more helpful for you as an instructor or student leader.

  • Suggestions for additional topics you would like to see covered in the toolkit.

  • Requests for wellness-related tabling materials or event support. 

  • Requests for professional staff members to consult on a wellness-related program or presentation you are facilitating.

  • Requests for professional staff members to sit on a panel or be part of a more formal program or presentation through your organization or department.

If you are looking for one of our professional staff members to do a presentation (virtually or in-person) for your group, please note the following requirements:

Determining your goals: An introductory meeting with the requested professional staff member to:

  • Determine your needs and program goals associated with bringing in this speaker for this subject. If your goals are able to be met by Wellness Tips & Toolkit content, then we will encourage you to use that resource. 

  • Determine practical follow-up accountability goals (i.e. establishing a harm reduction plan in your chapter, promoting STI testing through course page or group email, establishing routine wellness check-ins with your group and protocols for follow-up/referral).

Scheduling: We require at least 2 weeks scheduling notice so that we can customize our programs to best meet your groups’ goals and objectives. Programs will be scheduled based on your preferred times and the availability of the professional staff member. 

Presentation Support: We ask that each instructor or group leader be a designated presentation support to encourage participation and engagement in this live program. The specifics of this support can be discussed in your introductory meeting. If the students are not interested in engaging, then using some pre-recorded materials in the Wellness Tips & Toolkit is better suited for your audience.

Follow-Up: About 4-6 weeks post presentation, groups are asked to provide an update regarding their accountability goals as well as any other change, progress, or impact to their group as a result of having the presentation. The specifics of this follow-up will be discussed and determined at the introductory meeting.


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) (50 minute, tech-free 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 (50 minute presentation, requires A/V).

CARE 101

An overview of the CARE to Stop Violence Office and the Advocacy, Education and Outreach services we offer to all Students, Faculty and Staff. Participants will learn about the primary roles of each department within the CARE Office and how to best refer UMD community members to our Office depending on their needs or areas of interest. Important topics discussed are: what to expect from the free and confidential advocacy and therapy services, understanding and identifying violence, how to handle a disclosure and referral options. This presentation is approximately 30 minutes and requires full A/V technology for this interactive PowerPoint.

Step UP!

Step UP! is an interactive workshop on bystander intervention facilitated by our amazing team of University Health Center Peer Educators . The college environment yields many opportunities for both intentional and unintentional dangerous, problematic, or violent behavior. During this hour long workshop participants learn to evaluate challenging situations and determine how to safely intervene using one of the 3D’s (Direct, Distract, and Delegate). Step UP! empowers audience members with the awareness skills and tools to help prevent harmful situations from occurring or escalating on our campus. This workshop is approximately 50 minutes and requires full A/V technology for an interactive PowerPoint learning experience.

Healthy Relationships and Boundaries

This interactive workshop will have participants reflect on what are the goals and boundaries of their ideal relationships. Participants will be able to recognize signs of healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships, gain skills for setting boundaries and communicating needs, and learn where to find resources.This workshop can be adaptable to the needs of the group, and is ideal for smaller class sizes and groups (<35 participants). This workshop is approximately 60 minutes and A/V is required.

The Neurobiology of Trauma and Healing

This interactive workshop will allow participants to have a better understanding of the neurobiological responses to trauma. Trauma does not have to be limited to power-based violence, but that will be the context focused on during this workshop. Participants will leave being able to understand how trauma can impact memory, common reactions to trauma, how to handle a disclosure, the impact your reaction has on a survivor’s healing journey, and healing strategies and resources. This workshop is recommended for all audiences. This workshop is approximately 60 minutes and A/V is required.

Men and Masculinity

Men and Masculinity is a dialogue based workshop in which participants can discuss the impact of societal and cultural factors that influence our limited views of masculinities. Through guided discussion, participants will be able to identify aspects of dominant stories of masculinity and create tangible takeaways to display counter stories. This workshop is ideal for small class sizes and groups (<35 participants). This workshop is approximately 90 minutes and A/V is required.