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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!

Wed, April 9th, 8:00pm
Delaware's Annual Crime Victims' Tribute & Candlelight Vigil
Delaware State University, Multi-Purpose Rooms, MLK Student Center, Dover
Speaker: UD Alumni and Survivor, Kristen Baumer, was abducted as a freshman at UD. She will speak about her experience. She is part of the RAPE Outreach Team and has shared her story on The Biography Network's "I Survived" and the I.D. Network's "House of Horrors: Kidnapped." Kristen hopes that she can make a difference in others' lives by sharing her story. Those affected by crime are invited to bring writings, artwork or other meaningful items to be posted on the Memorial Walls which will be on display at the event. See the flyer. Sponsored by Delaware Victims' Rights Task Force. Calll 1-800-Victim1 if you need accommodations or information. See the flyer. Free and open to the public.
Fri, April 11th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Art Party with Opt4
Central Green in front of Gore
Come out for Tie-dyeing, decorating Opt4 shirts, finger paint, puffy paint, glitter glue, bubbles, and mocktails. Sponsored by Opt4.
Mon, April 14th, 8:00pm
QUIZZO: Fundraiser for Natasha's Justice Project
Trabant Multi-Purpose Rooms
SAGE is hosting Quizzo to raise money for Natasha’s Justice Project. The organization was created by Natasha Alexenko, a sexual assault survivor, who has made it her life’s work to advocate for the elimination of the rape kit backlog in the United States. Natasha’s story is featured in the HBO Documentary Sex Crimes Unit, which was shown as part of the Women & Gender Studies Department's Film Series in March. Sponsored by Students Acting for Gender Equity (SAGE).
Tues, April 15th, 7:00pm
Changing the Conversation: The Story of a Night
205 Kirkbride
It's time to change the conversation around sexual assault. In this program, you will hear Jane's story and be part of transforming societal responses. Learn how you, and all of us, can make a difference in Jane's life and in the lives of other survivors. Start changing the conversation right now! Presented by S.O.S. and sponsored by UD's Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.
Tues, April 22nd, Speaker at 5:30 (men only), March will follow
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Speaker & Shoes at Trabant Theater
Be on the lookout for your favorite fraternity brothers, male professors and staff as they don four-inch bright red stiletto heels to march around the north green. This will be a fun opportunity for men to educate and inspire the campus community to take action in the prevention of sexual violence, and learn about resources for victims on campus like Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.). A limited number of men-sized high heel shoes will be provided, so come early to reserve your pair of shoes for this popular march (or feel free to bring your own high heels!). As the saying goes, you cannot truly understand another person's experiences until you have "walked a mile in their shoes." For more information about the national campaign, visit www.walkamileinhershoes.org. Sponsored by Inter-Fraternity Council as part of UD's Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Wed, April 23rd, 8:00pm
Where Do You Stand? - Human Continuum Exercise
Redding Lounge
This program will help you clarify where you stand regarding a variety of sexual situations and whether they rise to the level of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual abuse. Presented by S.O.S. for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and sponsored by UD's Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.
Thurs, April 24th & Fri, April 25th
Powerful Partnerships Conference: 20 Years of the Violence Against Women Act and the Path Ahead
Clayton Hall
The Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware and the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence are co-hosting this conference which will highlight the power of partnerships in working to end gender violence. The conference will create a unique space for survivors, community activists, advocates, researchers, business leaders, and government officials from across the nation to come together to share findings, best practices, and lessons learned and to foster trust, resilient relationships, and innovate strategies for addressing gender-based violence as we look forward to the future. A variety of workshops, roundtables, panel presentations, and poster sessions integrating research and practice will be offered. Learn more & register today!
Thurs, April 24th, 5:30pm
Take Back the Night March & Speak-Out
120 Smith Hall (for the speaker, where the march begins, and for Speak-Out after the march)
Guest Speaker Andrea Gibson will kick off this year's Take Back the Night March! Women all over the world have been shattering the silence around sexual assault and violence against women at Take Back the Night Marches for over 30 years. Join your fellow students at the University of Delaware as we "take back the night" and speak out against campus rape and violence. All are welcome to participate! Sponsored by Students Acting for Gender Equality (SAGE). Check back for details. Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.

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