Student Wellness & Health Promotion Workshops
Wellness programming teaches you how to improve your total well-being. Programs are fun, informative, experiential, and interactive taught by professional health educators, Pow! Peer Educators, and S.O.S. Volunteers. Student Wellness & Health Promotion provides outreach programming in a variety of health-related topic areas. Presentations can be provided for academic classes, residence halls, fraternities/sororities, special interest groups, and athletic teams. Individual support and help sessions are also available by calling 831-3457 to make an appointment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The table below provides a topic list.
You may request a program by completing the Online Program Request Form. The form must be filled out completely and submitted at least two weeks prior to the programming date requested. Please provide 3 different dates that might work for your program. Please keep in mind that the Pow!, SOS or Student Wellness Programs take 45-60 minutes, and most of our programs are designed for groups of 50 or less because they are highly interactive and involve discussion. We cannot reduce these into 20 minute segments. If you are requesting a program outside of the parameters of what is listed, then please choose "other" on the form and describe the program topic/format you are requesting.
Also, check our events list (at the bottom of this page and on every page throughout our site) for existing programs offered by our office that might meet your group's needs.
NOTE: The deadline to submit program requests for a program which you wish to occur during Fall 2015 is Monday, November 16th. You may, however, continue to submit program requests after that date for programs to occur during Winter or Spring 2016.
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If you encounter problems with this form, please call 831-3457 to make your request.
THE BEAUTY MYTH
This program is about body image. Body image is a concern in our current society. There are prevalent ideas of beauty in popular culture. This program defines what body image is, why students worry about it, and its evolution over time through the media. This program also briefly touches on male body image and concludes with strategies and resources to combat harsh body image in society.
BODY IMAGE AND MEN
This program emphasizes that men are also subject to body image concerns. Our program examines the evolution of male body image norms in the media over time. Ways to challenge the male body image ideal will be presented and resources to address body image and eating disorder concerns will be shared.
HOW TO HELP A FRIEND WITH AN EATING DISORDER
This program discusses ways to help a friend with an eating disorder. Pow sensitively addresses this topic and offers information and resources for both the concerned friend and the person struggling. Eating disorders can affect every type of student and do not discriminate to any one gender or race.
SAFER SEX COMBO PACK
This program includes a choice of two or all three of the following interactive activities depending on how much time is allotted for the presentation:
- Condom Card Lineup is a game where students learn the many steps to properly using a male condom for barrier protection against STIs and unintended pregnacy. Students are split into groups and the first group to correctly order the steps for proper condom use wins.
- Sex in a Fishbowl is a question and answer-based activity. Students write anonymous questions and put them in a fishbowl for the P.O.W. members to answer.
- Sexual Graffiti is an interactive small-group based activity designed to help students understand that slang words used for body parts and intercourse often reflect underlying stereotypes about American culture with respect to gender norms and attitudes toward sex.
*Please specify in "Additional Information" at the end of the form if you would like two or all three. If only two, please indicate which two.
The purpose of this program is to have participants think about sexual health in a fun, exciting atmosphere. The objective of the jeopardy game is to increase awareness and knowledge of different aspects of sexual health including the effects of drugs and alcohol on sexual functioning, sexual assault, and safer sex practices.
SEXUAL RISK GAME
This game is designed to show participants the varying risks associated with certain sexual activities or behaviors, It makes participants understand that there are sexual acts that are safe, those that are risky, especially without proper protection, and many more that fall somewhere in between safe and 100 percent risky. This game is interactive and often gets a lot of laughs!
This program helps students recognize the major stressors in their lives and helps them understand how to manage stress in a healthy way. We discuss new coping strategies and end with a relaxation exercise.
"WANNA SMUSH?" -- HOW DO YOU ASK FOR CONSENT?Talking about sex can be scary, but itís essential to be sure that your behavior is safe & legal. Find out how your peers ask for sex in this fun and interactive exercise. Learn about verbal & nonverbal red flags, and learn pathways to mutually respectful sexual encounters.
HUMAN CONTINUUM: WHERE DO YOU STAND?
This exercise will help participants identify or clarify their own beliefs and values related to sexual assault, sexual harassment & sexual abuse as they consider and discuss a variety of both provocative and common college sexual scenarios. Students will learn what their peers think about when behavior crosses a line. Traditional myths about sexual assault will be de-bunked.
WHY DOESN'T SHE JUST LEAVE?
In this interactive simulation, participants will be placed in a dating situation and asked to make some crucial decisions. Will you stay? Will you go? To whom can you turn? Participants will explore what makes a relationship healthy, unhealthy, or abusive; learn how to help a victim; and become familiar with resources available to students regarding relationships.
GET UP, STAND UP: BEING A COURAGEOUS BYSTANDER
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.
If you haven't seen exactly the topic you were hoping for, or you have specific ideas about the style of interactive exercise we use, or your group has specific needs or conerns for us to address, choose the "Design Your Own" option on the Program Request Form and tell us more in the dialogue box.
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Cancelling a Program
Use these guidelines in order to CANCEL a Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Pow! or S.O.S. Program:
If you have made a programming request and have received back a confirmation of a specific date and time in which your program is to occur and you now need or wish to cancel that program, PLEASE do one of the following:
If you know the name and contact information of the person(s) scheduled to facilitate your program, please contact them directly.
If you do not know the name and contact information of the person(s) scheduled to facilitate your program, please call Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 831-3457 ASAP, preferably 24 hours in advance of the scheduled time, and cancel the program. If there is no one in the office, please leave a detailed message on our Voice Mail system.
DO NOT send e-mail unless you are cancelling the program with at least a week's lead time.
If it is after 5:00 p.m. on the same evening as your scheduled program which you now need to cancel and you have been unsuccessful at reaching anyone at our office, please plan to have someone meet the facilitator at the originally scheduled time and location to tell them that the program has been cancelled.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and consideration in this regard.
Sex Trafficking Survivor, Shamere McKenzie
Perkins West Lounge
Shamere McKenzie was a college student trying to find a way to pay for her education when she met the man who forced her into sex slavery. Hear the powerful story of how she was able to get away. Shamere became the Program Assistant for Shared Hope International, an organization whose mission is to prevent, rescue and restore women and children in crisis. And now she is the Chief Executive Officer for the Sun Gate Foundation, an anti-trafficking organization that provides educational opportunities for survivor of human trafficking. Sponsored by the UD RSO International Justice Mission.
World AIDS Day Table
Perkins Student Center
Visit Pow's table in Perkins Student Center for free hot cocoa! Pow will be collecting donations to fight AIDS.
Get Up, Stand Up: Be a Courageous Bystander!
Independence East 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 man leading a heavily intoxicated woman into a room at a party and closing 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 attitudes, statements, or behaviors. 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.)
World AIDS Day Summit
Delaware Technical Community College, 300 N. Orange Street, Wilmington
The World AIDS Day Summit is sponsored by DTCC, City of Wilmington, AIDS Delaware, Nemours, and Duffy's Hope. For more information, contact Frank Hawkins at 302-652-6776.
Color Me Calm
Carpenter Sports Building
Visit Pow's table each day in the Carpenter Sports Building for free mandala coloring pages to promote healthy stress management. Don't forget to come to our evening event on Friday(see below)!
Color Me Calm
Alumni Lounge, Perkins Student Center
Pow! will provide tea, cookies, coloring books and light music to promote healthy stress management at this hectic time of the semester! Drop in for a soothing study break.