Request a Program or Outreach Service
Use the button below to request a peer-led or staff-led program, an S.O.S. outreach service using our request form. If you would like to discuss program accommodations, special requests or concerns, there is a place for that on the form, as well. Requests must be submitted a minimum of 2 weeks in advance of your desired date. We cannot guarantee that all requests will be able to be fulfilled due to scheduling conflicts and staff size constraints. We will do our best to be able to fulfill your request, but we strongly recommend submitting requests at the beginning of the semester.
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About Our Programs and Outreach Services
Peer Led Programs
We have a variety of peer-led programs provided by trained students for your classroom, RSO, chapter or group needs. In general, these programs take 45-60 minutes and cannot be reduced into a 20-minute time frame. Most of these programs are ideal with 50 people or less. Program topics include gender based violence, substance use and recovery, and general wellness and health promotion (ex. stress management, and healthy sexuality). Please note: our peer education groups do not currently offer programs to accommodate large groups seeking alcohol and other substance use education. Large group requests for alcohol and other substance use awareness and safety education MUST go through our Staff Led Programs. Additionally, professors MUST stay in the room during these presentations.
Staff Led Programs
Our staff led programs are available for your classroom, RSO, chapter or large group needs. We offer programs that can be tailored to suit your specific classroom needs, as well as the needs of large groups (such as Sorority/Fraternity chapters, or Athletic teams). Program topics include: mechanisms of alcohol (ie. physiology and overdose), Naloxone training, Recovery Ally training, bystander intervention with regards to alcohol, stress management and self-care, sexual violence and media literacy, social norms around masculinity, healthy relationships and bystander intervention with regards to sexual misconduct.
Instructor Led “Ready-to-Go” Program Kits
We have a small selection of programs available to download for an instructor, RA or other group leader to present to students in a virtual or in-person format. Once you complete the program request form below, you will receive a link to the program materials including a facilitation guide. Available programs are: Sex Jeopardy and How to Use a Condom (approx. 45 minutes), Basic Stress Management (approx. 30 minutes), and Substance Use Harm Reduction (approx. 45 minutes). All programs are designed to have interactive components to maximize student participation. Our staff and students are not available to present these programs, and by using these materials, you agree to present them without modification to your intended audience (and no additional audiences) and to give credit to Student Wellness and Health Promotion for the creation of the programs. These programs are available to request 24/7/365.
Outreach Services Available by Request
Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.) peer advocates provide audience support at campus events which discuss sexual misconduct, sexual assault, relationship violence, etc. Some attendees may have a strong emotional reaction to the content and wish to speak with an advocate. If you are planning an event that will focus on these topics, you can request that S.O.S. provide advocates to be present during the event in case audience members would like support. It is encouraged that you include this information in any introductions or announcements made at the beginning of the event to make your audience aware. S.O.S. can also facilitate a table with resources and information at your campus event if it is relevant to topics of sexual misconduct and victim advocacy. If you are planning a resource fair or event that will focus on these topics, you can request that S.O.S. have a table at the event.
Use the toggles below to read the descriptions for our available programs and whether they are presented by trained students or professional staff.
Alcohol and Substance Use Programs
Peer Led: Recovery in College
Students from the Collegiate Recovery Community here at UD will come and talk about their own personal experiences with addiction and recovery as students. They will also talk informatively about addiction and recovery from a medical and sociological perspective, dispelling common misconceptions about substance use disorders in the general population and among college students. This program concludes with a presentation of the services offered by the Collegiate Recovery Program at UD and ways that interested students can get involved supporting sober students on campus. (Limited Availability)
Staff Led: Alcohol Awareness and Bystander Intervention
This program focuses on how alcohol impacts your body and brain, signs of alcohol overdose and impairment, harm reduction strategies, and methods of intervening in risky or dangerous situations involving alcohol. Recommended for groups that have been mandated to receive an alcohol program. Requires a minimum of 60 minutes. This program can also be tailored to certain populations, including athletics teams or Fraternity and Sorority Life chapters.
Staff Led: Naloxone Training
Learn how and when to use the opioid overdose reversal medication Naloxone. This training will outline the signs of an opioid related overdose and train the attendee in how to use the life saving medication, Naloxone.
Naloxone kits will be included with each training.
Staff Led: Recovery Ally Training
Learn how to best support a person in recovery from substance use disorder. This training will discuss what recovery means, how to support a friend/family member, support services available on and around campus, and why language matters when we talk about substance use and recovery.
Staff Led: Understanding Alcohol
This program’s focus is on the mechanisms of alcohol–how it impacts your body, your brain, stress, and academics. Learn about alcohol physiology, alcohol overdose, interactions between alcohol and other substances, signs of problematic drinking, and harm reduction strategies, as well as available resources on campus for recovery, alternative activities, or counseling support. This program requires a minimum of 45 minutes and is best at 60. This program can also be tailored to specific populations if desired.
Staff Led: Understanding Addiction (60 - 90 minutes)
What exactly is addiction? What is the difference between misuse, disordered use, problematic use, dependency? We may think we know what addiction looks like, but are we right? This session explores the myths, realities, and science of addiction; signs of misuse; what disordered use is and looks like; behavioral addictions such as gambling and internet gaming; methods of treatment; and recovery, and provides information about helpful campus resources. This program can be tailored to any audience, for any lengths between 60 and 90 minutes, and can be paired with our Understanding Alcohol program for a two-part series on substance use.
Stress Management and Mindfulness Programs
Staff Led: Avoiding Burnout and Building Resilience: An Active Stress-Reduction Workshop
Participants will learn about the foundations of stress and how it is expressed in the body, mind and behavior, and what to do to help manage it. Topics include signs of burnout, healthy coping strategies, effects of chronic stress and cognitive and emotional resilience. Participants will also learn brief, evidence-based exercises and practices for counteracting stress in the moment. Workshop can be tailored to a variety of populations, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional, and be adjusted for 50-90-minutes sessions.
Staff Led: Busy or Productive: Which Will You Be?
Staff Led: Inside Out-look: How Does Stress Make You Feel?
Staff Led: Your Brain Online: Well Being and Social Media
We know that staring down at a phone all day makes our necks ache, that we need blue light filters to protect our eyes, and that people have been warning us for years about the dangers of sedentary binge-watching. But what about the effects of screen time on our mental well being? Through a series of case studies, this program explores the multifaceted ways that social media can impact our behavior, emotions, self-image, self-esteem, and mental health. From how quickly anger travels across the internet to the intoxicating effect of likes and shares, this program explores the properties that enable social media to impact our lives and gives participants the opportunity to explore their own relationship with social media. 60-90 minutes.
Staff Led: Helping Yourself, Helping Your Students: Identifying and Addressing Mental Health and Wellbeing Concerns on Campus
How can you be the best advocate for students’ wellbeing here at UD, while also taking care of yourself? This program will explore how to recognize mental and behavioral issues seen on college campuses, where at UD you can find resources to help, and stress in your own life as a UD professional. We will review the foundations and manifestations of stress, discuss resilience-building skills, and cover ways to address any concerns you have with your students and where to make good referrals for services. This program is best for professionals working as staff and/or faculty and requires a minimum of 60 minutes.
Sexual Misconduct and Victim Advocacy Programs
Peer Led: Get Up! Stand Up!
Are you 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.
Peer Led: Netflix and Chill
How do you ask for consent? Talking about sex can be scary, but it’s 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.
Peer Led: Where Do You Stand?
This human continuum 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.
Peer Led: Why Doesn't She Just Leave?
Learn more about Intimate Partner Violence in this interactive simulation, where 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.
Peer Led: Borrow a Page from Someone Else's Book: Acknowledging Intersectional Identities
This intersectionality program will help participants reflect on their own identities and how their own identities impact our experiences in the world. This program will explore how a person’s multifaceted identity is a crucial part of someone’s experience in college and specifically when navigating experiences of gender-based violence.
Staff Led: A Picture Paints A Thousand Words: Deconstructing Sexual Images in the Media.
On average, we consume 5,000 advertisements a day. This (60 or 90 minute) interactive workshop encourages thinking critically about advertisements and images in mainstream media, and about how images inform our sexual attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Participants will learn to identify when messages in sexual media conflict with personal values, and the role media plays in normalizing sexual violence in our culture.
Staff Led: Hens CARE Bystander Intervention Workshop
Everyone in the community has a role to play in ending sexual and relationship violence. In this program, participants will learn about the bystander approach, identify harmful behaviors that often go unrecognized, build empathy, practice active listening to support people who have experienced sexual misconduct, and develop the skills and confidence necessary to intervene safely and effectively.
Staff Led: Real Man, Strongest Man
Counter stories provide a framework for challenging traditional definitions of masculinity, and breaking outside the “box of masculinity.” During this interactive exercise students of all genders explore the full range of characteristics and emotions of men we admire in our lives and compare them to the dominant stories about manhood prevalent in our culture. Students will discuss how these contrasting stories affect what it means to be a man. (Program length: 60 minutes)
Instructor Led “Ready-to-Go” Program Kits
Sex Jeopardy & How to use a Condom
In this program, students will participate in an interactive game of “Sex Jeopardy”, which will educate them how to properly apply an external (for a penis) condom and dental dam. Students will learn further information about safer sex and should be able to identify at least one campus resource related to safer sex by the end of the program.
Substance Use Harm Reduction
Students will play an interactive game of “Alcohol and Substance Use Jeopardy” during this program to learn more about concepts such as vaping, drugs, alcohol, protective factors, and risk reduction. Students will learn how their decisions affect both themselves and others. Students will also be able to identify alcohol and substance abuse services and resources on campus.
Basic Stress Management
Through this program, students will develop their own stress management plan for when they are feeling overwhelmed and stressed at any point during the semester. Guided meditations and breathing exercises will also be practiced by students. By the completion of the program, students will have a fundamental understanding of mindfulness and the distinction between positive and negative stress coping mechanisms.