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Collegiate Recovery Community

There's a new movement on college campuses throughout the nation to provide recovery support for students who have struggled with drug and alcohol use. If you are interested in helping us determine what a recovery community would look like at UD, please email Jessica Estok at jestok@udel.edu and let her know!

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 2015 PEER EDUCATOR TRAINING will be held on April 18 & 19th, 2015, and topical breakout sessions have will be held at the times & dates listed below. Training is MANDATORY.

Pow! General Training:

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 9:00am - 6:00pm

After the peer educator training weekend, each new member will select a topic of focus and may also be asked to attend breakout training sessions on these topical areas. More information will be provided at training. Currently, two subgroups of Pow! are:

SUGAR: Sexual Understanding, Growth, Awareness & Responsibility - peer education about safer sex, STDs, sexual communication, etc.

ABIDE: About Body Image & Disordered Eating -- peer education about body image, disordered eating, fitness & nutrition.

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 27, 2015, by 5:00pm. If you missed the deadline and would still like to apply, call Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 302-831-3457 as soon as possible to inquire about submitting a late application.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Mon, April 20th, Food & tables at 5:30pm, Speaker at 6:30pm
Annual Crime Victims' Tribute & Candlelight Vigil
Delaware State University, MLK Student Center Multi-Purpose Rooms
Speaker: Meredith Gardner Meredith Gardner's mother, Tammy Gardner, was murdered in Wilmington when she tried to escape a domestic violence relationship. Meredith was 12 years old and her brother was 10. Meredith will share how the crime impacted her life, and how meeting with the man who murdered her mother empowered her to pursue a career helping other crime victims. 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 for info or if you need accommodations. Free and open to the public.
Thurs, April 23rd, 6:30pm
"Party with Consent" with guest speaker Jonathin Kalin
Bacchus Theater, Perkins Student Center
This highly interactive program considers the reality that no students have their college's consent policy memorized. Participants will discuss consent, coersion, hookups, alcohol, sex, and sexual violence prevention. Sponsored by Greek Council, Delaware MEN, and the SAPE Committee.
Fri, April 24th, 4:00-6:00pm
Student Wellness Coffeehouse with International Students
Office of International Students & Scholars, 44 Kent Way
Join Student Wellness Student Leaders from S.O.S., Opt4, Pow! & the Recovery Community for a coffeehouse with international students. Coffee and refreshments, and Student Wellness information & giveaways will be provided.
Fri, April 24th, 7:00pm
What's YOUR Monologue?
Bacchus Theater, Perkins Student Center
The student organization VDay, which sponsors & performs The Vagina Monologues annually at UD, has created this event to allow YOU to write & perform your own monologue! If you would like to read your monologue at the event please email it to vdaydelaware@gmail.com no later than Wed 4/22. The event is free but there is a $5 suggested donation to benefit Natasha's Justice Project. Learn more!Co-sponsored by M@N (Men's Action Network).