Staff Led Programs

Interested in Scheduling a Staff Led Classroom Program?

NOTE: The deadline to submit program requests for a program which you wish to occur during Fall 2019 is Thursday, November 22th, and the final day we will schedule a program is Thursday, December 5th.

**If you are an FYS professor looking to request the Stress Management program, stay tuned! We are developing a special option to meet the high demand we are currently receiving.

Alcohol and Substance Use

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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.


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. 2 Naloxone kits will be included with each training. Additional kits are available for purchase and arrangements can be made while scheduling the training. 

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. 

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.


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

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Breaking Up With Stress: Short Version (50 minutes)

Participants will learn about the foundations of stress through a combination of lecture, self-assessments, and group exercises aimed at increasing their understanding of how they experience and deal with stressful situations. Topics include signs of burnout and the effects of chronic stress. They will also learn brief evidence-based exercises and practices for counteracting stress in the moment. This program is suitable for 50-60 minute sessions and can be tailored to a variety of populations.

Breaking Up With Stress: Extended Program (75-120 minutes)

In this program, participants will explore the physical and mental foundations of stress and will have multiple opportunities to learn and practice proven stress-fighting techniques, including deep breathing, progressive relaxation, body scan, stretching, and more. Students will learn about problem-focused and emotion-focused coping skills, the signs of burnout, good stress, and setting boundaries and priorities, and they will explore their unique responses to stress through a variety of self-assessments and group exercises. Participants will engage in evidence-based methods for reducing stress both in the moment and long-term. This extended program is intended for 75-120 minute sessions and is best at 90 minutes or more. It can be tailored to a variety of populations.

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.

Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Education

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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.

Bringing In The Bystander®

This two hour sexual misconduct program introduces participants to the bystander approach, helps them to identify harmful behaviors that often go unrecognized, builds empathy towards people who have experienced sexual misconduct, and equips students with the skills and confidence necessary to intervene safely and effectively. Bringing in the Bystander® contributes to a safer UD by promoting the message that everyone in the community has a role to play in ending sexual violence. This program includes content that could be difficult or uncomfortable for participants at times. Everyone is encouraged to actively take care of themselves.

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.

The Devil You Know: Conduct Versus Character and the Language of Sexual Assault

Does language matter? Can we separate the behavior from the person? Are labels helpful or harmful? These questions and more will be considered in this 60-90 minute interactive program where participants will analyze how language shapes our beliefs about people who commit or are harmed by sexual misconduct. 

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