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.
Please note: Two weeks notice is required for all presentation or workshop requests.
This interactive jeopardy-style presentation will cover basic mental health, alcohol, and sexual health content as well as relevant campus resources. Instructors or groups that don't have a lot of time to invite in different groups or are having a difficult time selecting which program to choose, this one might be for you! This presentation is designed for all audiences, but instructors who have already had a Step UP! presentation in their classroom may further benefit from this program as it incorporates many follow-up elements of bystander intervention and could complement conversations already facilitated with your group (50 minute presentation, requires A/V). * Please note that this presentation will not cover sexual assault.
Substance Use Programming, Education, and Resources
An interactive evidence-based presentation that provides students with a 101-level crash course about alcohol and marijuana. This presentation will provide students with fact-based information so they can make the most informed decisions for themselves and help educate others about risks and ways to reduce harm. Students will also learn about the UMD "Gold Code", how to identify alcohol overdose, state laws, campus policies, and support resources. This presentation is best suited for first and second year students. This presentation is designed for all audiences, but instructors who have already had a Step UP! presentation in their classroom may further benefit from this program as it incorporates many follow-up elements of bystander intervention and could complement conversations already facilitated with your group (50 minute presentation, requires A/V).
Looking for a next-level conversation about alcohol use in college? Alcohol 201 is a guided discussion that includes conversations about harm reduction strategies when using alcohol, the risks of mixing alcohol with other drugs, signs of alcohol abuse and addiction, and which resources on campus are available to you if you need support, whether it's for yourself, or for a friend. This presentation is best suited for upperclassmen students, and is designed as a Part 2 of the "Alcohol 101" program (50 minute presentation, requires A/V).
Mental Health and Stress Management Education
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. This presentation is designed for all audiences, but instructors who have already had a Step UP! presentation in their classroom may further benefit from this program as it incorporates many follow-up elements of bystander intervention and could complement conversations already facilitated with your group (50 minute presentation, requires A/V).
Self-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 (Can be facilitated as a 50 minute presentation requiring A/V OR as a 50 minute interactive workshop, tech-free)!
Sexual Health and Reproductive Education
Consider this interactive and inclusive presentation a crash course in sexual health and wellness! This program will cover: Consent and Communication, Birth Control, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), STI Testing, Safer Sex, and more! (50 minute presentation, requires A/V).
- This high-energy program is designed to engage and educate folks at all knowledge and comfort levels and can be tailored to best meet the needs of your group! We will facilitate various educational yet entertaining games which cover the Safer Sex basics (see topics covered in Safer Sex 101) that all college students can benefit from discussing (regardless if they are sexually active or not)! Sufficient open space to move around and a willingness to have ENGAGE and HAVE FUN are required for this program!
Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence
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).
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).
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! 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.
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.
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 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.
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