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Welcome to Student Wellness &
Health Promotion!

Student Wellness & Health Promotion provides services to support students' behavioral and emotional wellness, and helps students evaluate options for maintaining healthy lifestyles, through prevention, intervention, and education.

Welcome Parents!
What can Student Wellness & Health Promotion do for you?

Whether your student's wellness concerns are newly developed or have been identified for some time, the professionals at Student Wellness & Health Promotion can help. We can help parents understand the challenges students face and how to offer support and input in the decisions that affect the health of students.

If you are PARENT of a University of Delaware Student, our office provides:

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Alcohol and Drug Counseling and Prevention

Alcohol and Drug Assessments: Student  Wellness & Health Promotion provides confidential appointments to assist students in learning more about substance use, either their own use or concern about a friend’s use. Safer alcohol use information can be provided as well as support in making decisions to not use any substances while on campus. We provide a non-judgmental environment to talk seriously about substance use and challenges that may come along with it.  Students can call 302-831-3457 to set up an appointment with one of our Substance Abuse Counselors.

There are ways for your son or daughter to get involved in campus life without alcohol or substances. For example, students can join a Registered Student Organization,  or go to the different student activities that are provided. If your son or daughter is struggling to get involved in activities that do not include alcohol or substances, or looking for ways to make friends that do not drink, your son or daughter can call Regina Phillips to schedule an appointment at 302-831-3457.

AlcoholEdu® for College: is a Web-based alcohol prevention program being used at more than 500 colleges and universities around the country. The program uses the latest prevention techniques and science-based research to educate students about the impact of alcohol on the mind and body. Whether or not your child drinks alcohol, AlcoholEdu for College will empower your child to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and help him or her better cope with the drinking behavior of peers.

New data shows that 1 in 5 college women and 1 in 16 college men will experience some form of non-consensual sexual activity by graduation. "Haven" is a 45 minute interactive component of AlcoholEdu to help students understand sexual assault. It provides students with a relevant and engaging experience using customized pathways as they progress. Haven helps students understand:

Every incoming first-year student will be required to take AlcoholEdu for College and pass the course Exam. We will be communicating directly with your child regarding the information and instructions he/she needs to complete this course.

While we are committed to making a difference with our students, we also understand that parents are the first line of defense against alcohol misuse and abuse. That’s why we have made AlcoholEdu® for Parents available to you. AlcoholEdu® for Parents is an online program designed to support your conversations about alcohol that will help shape the decisions your child must make in college surrounding alcohol use. (Instructions are provided in the section below.)

The program includes:

AlcoholEdu for Parents:

How to Take the Course – Directions for Parents Only

Please note: The Login ID provided below is for PARENTS ONLY. We have provided your student with a separate, student Login ID. If you choose to review the course, it is essential that you only use the Login ID below so as not to interfere with your child’s account.

The program includes:

You can choose to view as much or as little as you would like!

To take AlcoholEdu for College, you will need a computer with access to the Internet and audio capabilities. The minimum technical requirements are available on the AlcoholEdu for College Login page; we recommend you review this document before logging in to the course.

You may begin AlcoholEdu for College as of July 28, 2014.

Directions for taking AlcoholEdu for College:

  1. Go to: http://parents.alcoholedu.com
  2. Please review the minimum technical requirements available at the bottom of the AlcoholEdu for Parents login page.
  3. Under New User enter the following Login ID for PARENTS ONLY: P130943PARENT

    IMPORTANTDo NOT share this Web site and Login ID with your child as he/she will not receive credit for course completion under this account.

    • We have provided your son or daughter with separate instructions for accessing the student version of AlcoholEdu. Directions are also available at our website, www.udel.edu/studentwellness  
    • Students may contact AlcoholEdu@Udel.edu with questions.
    • For any technical support, students may contact Technical Assistance at 866-384-9062.

Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking Services & Prevention

Sexual Offense Support: Sexual Offense Support is a volunteer organization providing support to survivors of all forms of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking, as well as educating the University of Delaware community on these topics. S.O.S. is made up of undergraduate and graduate student volunteers, with some staff and community volunteers. S.O.S. is a program of Student Wellness and Health Promotion. Please explore the S.O.S. website to learn more about our services, assistance for victims, and other helpful information.

To reach the SOS Victim Advocate on duty 24 hours/day call 302-831-2226. The Student Health Service staff member who answers will take a first name and phone number and the S.O.S. Victim Advocate will call you back within 10 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sexual Assault: If you have questions about the University of Delaware's Policy on sexual assault, services provided by the campus and community, and other concerns, please visit: http://www.udel.edu/sexualassault for more information.

Bystander Intervention Education

At Student Wellness & Health Promotion, we encourage our students to take an active role in their community when they see an action or behavior that is bothersome or even dangerous. We define bystander intervention as: playing an active role in naming and stopping situations before they happen, stepping in during an incident, and speaking out against ideas and behaviors that are bothersome or dangerous. If your student is enrolled in a First Year Seminar program, he or she will partake in a class facilitated by trained peer mentors on ways they can utilize their personal strengths to be a courageous bystander. Throughout the year, Student Wellness & Health Promotion will also provide programs for the campus community on bystander intervention that involve situations of alcohol and substance use, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, stalking, and other behavior that is considered bothersome or dangerous.

Additional Parent Information

Parent information from S.O.S. (Sexual Offense Support) at UD

UD Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, College Risk Behaviors Study 2010:  http://www.udel.edu/cdas/Files/CRBS2010Report.pdf

Tips for starting a conversation with your student: Higher Education Center

Science Daily article on how parents can help their children avoid pitfalls of alcohol (April 2013)

Parents' influence on students' decisions about alcohol use: Turrisi et al, 2001

Parents' influence on students' decisions about sex: The Parent Gap

Parent Information from creators of Alcohol Edu

Study of the Red Zone: Kimble, et. al

Today Show feature on a dangerous student trend, smoking alcohol (June 2013)

Higher Education Center: http://www.higheredcenter.org/services/audiences/parents

College Drinking Prevention: http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/CollegeParents/Default.aspx

Excellent resources for parents at: http://www.drugfree.org/annual-report/index-viewed.html, including a toll-free helpline

Step-by-step support for parents whose son or daughter has or may have a substance abuse problem: http://timetogethelp.drugfree.org/

For more information, please contact us at 302-831-3457.

Wellness Resources On and Off Campus

What do you need? Where can you find it? Who can help?
My student has addictions and recovery concerns. Where can I find help?

On Campus:

Student Wellness & Health Promotion
231 S. College Ave.
Phone: 302-831-3457

Center for Counseling & Student Development
261 Perkins Student Center
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2141

Off Campus:

Connections CSP Inc.
1423 Kirkwood Hwy
Newark, DE 19711

Open Door Inc.
254 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: 731-1504

Pace
5171 West Woodmill Drive Suite 9
Wilmington, DE 19808

Online:

Treatment Center Directory

I'd like information about the Alcohol Policy and the rules at University of Delaware. Where can I find it?

Office of Student Conduct
218 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-2117
Student Guide Online

If my student has general health questions, who can they ask?

Student Health Services, Laurel Hall
(302) 831-2226

I have a question about safety and security on campus.

Public Safety
413 Academy Street
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-2222

My student is having difficulty dealing with his/her roommate. Office of Residence Life
5 Courtney Street
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-1201
My student is seeking support for relationship issues, sexual assault, an abusive relationship, or concerns related to sexual wellness.

Student Wellness & Health Promotion
231 S. College Ave.
Phone: 302-831-3457

Sexual Offense Support
24/7 crisis number: 302-831-2226
Non-emergency
appointments: 302-831-3457

My student struggles with body image, and/or has concerns about maintaining a healthy weight.

Student Wellness & Health Promotion
231 S. College Ave.
Phone: 302-831-3457

Student Health Services, Laurel Hall
(302) 831-2226

Center for Counseling & Student Development
261 Perkins Student Center,
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2141
Fax: 302-831-2148


Upcoming Events!

October is Dating/Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Drives to benefit Domestic Violence survivors

Throughout October
Student Wellness & Health Promotion, 231 S. College Ave.
Donate your used cell phones to benefit the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Donate cleaning supplies being collected by Child, Inc. for domestic violence survivors when they leave protective shelters in Delaware. Both of these non-profit agencies actively work to end dating & domestic violence and to assist survivors. The drive has been organized by our Dating Violence Counselor. Call 831-3457 to schedule an appointment.

October 20, 21, 22nd: 12:30-2:00pm
Trabant Kiosks
Phi Sigma Sigma will be collecting toiletries, non-perishable food items, especially: canned tuna, canned soup, coffee, coffee creamer, rice, instant mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, cooking oil, powdered juice mixes, hot cocoa mix, sugar, instant oatmeal, household items, especially: laundry detergent, toilet paper, trash bags, Ziploc freezer bags, cleaning supplies, paper towels, and clothing such as slippers for women and children, bath robes, pajamas.
Fri, October 31st, 9:00pm-1:00am
2nd Annual Halloween Extravaganza!
Trabant MPRs
Come out for a night of dancing, games, refreshments, costumes, candy, and PRIZES! Stay tuned for details! Check out all of the campus Halloween events this week!
Wed, November 5th, 7:00pm
Get Up, Stand Up! Be a Courageous Bystander
Independence West Residence Hall Lounge
Have you ever heard a sexist or homophobic joke and wished you had confronted it? Witnessed someone name-calling or hitting another person? Seen a woman passed out drunk in a room at a house party, then a man goes in and closes the door? Were you left with the nagging feeling that someone should have intervened...yet getting involved felt too risky? A "Courageous Bystander" is someone who takes an active role in promoting a respectful environment, or who takes action to safely and responsibly interfere with abusive behaviors, statements, or attitudes. This interactive program helps participants learn ways to be a courageous bystander and possibly save someone from victimization and trauma. Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).
Mon, November 17th, 6:00-8:00pm
European Standards for Sex Education from the World Health Organization
Speaker: Olaf Kapella, Austrian Institute for Family Studies, University of Vienna
STAR Campus, 540 S. College Ave.
Over the past few decades, there have been many developments that highlight the need for sexuality education including: the proliferation of social media, the global spread of HIV/AIDS, increasing concerns about the sexual abuse of children and adolescents, and changing attitudes toward sexuality & sexual behavior of youth, and the globalization and migration of people with different cultural & religious backgrounds. In the face of it, Europe is not leaving young people alone to deal with misinformation, stereotypes and myths about sex. Learn about the World Health Organization's standards for sex education in Europe. Sponsored by the Delaware Division of Public Health and many UD offices and departments. See the flyer.

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