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Halloween Extravaganza!!

Friday Oct 31st, 9:00pm-1:00am in the Trabant Multi-Purpose Rooms, find your way to the 2nd Annual Halloween Extravaganza, featuring: DJ Amaze, photobooth, Henna, Palm Reading, Caricatures, and of course food & candy! Come in costume or come as you are...

Training Information

TRAINING IS ESSENTIAL AND REQUIRED for becoming a member of Pow! Training will focus on a variety of material, including health information, programming skill development, and values clarification.

SPRING 2014 PEER EDUCATOR TRAINING will be held on April 11-13th, 2014, and topical breakout sessions have will be held at the times & dates listed below. Training is MANDATORY.

Pow! General Training:

Friday, April 11, 2014, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 , 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday, April 13, 2014, Noon - 6:00pm

ABIDE & SUGAR Breakout Trainings:

After the general peer educator training weekend, each new member will select a topic of focus and attend the mandatory breakout training sessions for this specialty area. The choices are:

SUGAR: Sexual Understanding, Growth, Awareness & Responsibility - peer education about safer sex, STDs, sexual communication, etc. SUGAR Breakout Trainings will be held at 6:00pm-8:00pm on Thurs. April 17th & Thurs, April 24th.

ABIDE: About Body Image & Disordered Eating -- peer education about body image, disordered eating, fitness & nutrition. ABIDE Breakout Trainings will be held at 6:00pm-8:00pm on Wed, April 16th & Wed, April 23rd.

MEETINGS: After training concludes, though not mandatory, peer educators are expected to attend weekly meetings. This Spring, Pow! meetings are on Thursday nights and include free dinner. Each semester the meeting schedule is determined based on the best availability of members.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be able to attend ALL TRAINING SESSIONS (general + your specialty breakout trainings) in order to participate in Pow!

Application Deadline is March 7, 2014, by 5:00pm. If you missed the deadline and would still like to apply, call Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 302-831-3457 and ask to speak to Nancy Chase as soon as possible to inquire about submitting a late application.

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.
Sun, October 26th, Sign in at 11:00am, Walk begins 11:30am
Allison Schmidt Domestic Violence Memorial Walk
Newark Reservoir, Old Paper Mill Road
Join Phi Sigma Sigma for this Memorial Walk to honor survivors of Dating & Domestic Violence, as well as those who have lost their lives at the hands of an abusive partner. Your $5 purchase of the Memorial Walk shirt serves as your entrance fee to the walk. Open to the public.
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!
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.