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The University Health Center Peer Educators are highly skilled and thoroughly trained to provide FREE programs to the campus community. Presentations and workshops are available to classrooms, student organizations, Greek organizations, residence halls, departments, and more!

 

Please note: 

  • All presentations and workshops are VIRTUAL ONLY for Fall 2020.
  • Some workshops are live and some are pre-recorded (available for on-demand access).
  • Live workshops require a two weeks notice for scheduling purposes. 

LIVE WORKSHOPS

Wellness...During a Pandemic

Join us for a 50-minute interactive workshop where you will explore:

  • The 8 dimensions of wellness
  • How you already are and can take care of yourself
  • How you are already are and can take care of others

Participants will engage in self-reflection, breakout room discussions, and will leave with at least 2 wellness goals. Supplemental worksheets and resources to support your wellness goals will be provided.

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PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATIONS

Substance Use

Alcohol 101

This pre-recorded presentation is a substance use crash course and explores: 

  • UMD’s Gold Code
  • Reducing risk associated with alcohol and other drug use
  • How to identify and respond to alcohol overdose 
  • State laws
  • Campus policies
  • Substance use support resources

This presentation includes 5 shorter videos with a total run time of 55 minutes. This program includes supplemental campus resources.

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Sexual Health

Sexual Health 101

This pre-recorded presentation is a crash course is sexual health and explores: 

  • Consent and Communication
  • Birth Control
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
  • STI Testing
  • Safer Sex

This presentation includes 7 shorter videos with a total run time of 68 minutes. This program includes supplemental teaching and learning resources, such as a Sexual Health Crossword Puzzle, STI Brochure, Birth Control Brochure, and an “I Think I’m Pregnant, Now What?” flowchart.
 

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Mental Health

Mental Health: Taking Care of Yourself and Others

COMING SOON: This pre-recorded presentation will provide an overview of mental health and explores: 

  • Emotions
  • How stress can affect mental health
  • Identifying common signs of a mental health condition
  • How to help a friend experiencing distress

 


Self-Care Starter Kit

This pre-recorded presentation explores: 

  • Personal stressors
  • Self-care strategies
  • Relaxation skills

This presentation includes 4 shorter videos with a total run time of about 35 minutes. This program includes supplemental teaching and learning resources, such as a Self-Care Menu, Goal Setting Google Form, and additional Wellness resources.

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PLEASE NOTE: Additional presentations and workshops may be added throughout the semester.

You might also be interested in our student podcast, Any Questions. A wellness podcast for students, by students.

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) (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.