The following presentation topics are available upon request. We appreciate ten (10) days advance notice. If you cannot find the topic you are looking for, fill out the request a presentation form, and let us know what topic you are interested in hosting.
- Alcohol 101
Everything you need to know about alcohol and college — practice pouring a standard drink, learn strategies for a safe party goer’s experience and bystander tips to keep your friends safe.
- Red Watch Band Bystander Intervention
Red Watch Band is an alcohol bystander intervention program designed to help students recognize the signs of acute alcohol poisoning and how to intervene to keep students safer. Groups requesting this training should plan on 90 minutes.
- How to Help a Friend
Gain the skills and confidence to initiate a conversation with someone if you are concerned about their alcohol or other drug use or other risky behaviors. Learn why people can become defensive and how to use motivational interviewing principles to decrease resistance and have a productive conversation from a position of care and concern.
- Marijuana and Other Drugs
Examine drug trends among UI students. Learn what drugs are most and least common among our students, where we have seen the biggest changes and discuss some of the potential health and legal risks associated with several drugs.
- What's Up with My Wellness Wheel?
Wellness is a weighty word with a big definition. Learn about six components of wellness and see where you stack up. Maintaining balance in physical health, social health, emotional health, occupational health, spiritual health and intellectual health takes some work, but finding the right balance in your wellness wheel can keep you on the road to success and happiness.
- Sleep 101
Why is sleep so important for your overall health and academic success? In this workshop, participants will examine their own sleep quality, learn about the importance of sleep and learn how to apply the "Great 8" tips and techniques to enhance their own sleep health. Taking small steps toward 7-9 hours of sleep each night can pay big rewards in terms of overall health and wellness.
- Maintaining a Healthy Active Lifestyle
In a world of fad diets, weight-loss gimmicks and contradicting information, this session will provide tips and tools to help you work toward your health and nutrition goals. We can all take small steps to improve our health.
- Healthy Eating on a College Budget
Eating healthy can seem like an expensive alternative to fast food and microwave meals, but with some simple grocery shopping tips, cooking skills and preparation, a healthy diet can be delicious and affordable. We'll also share tips and tools to help you navigate food choices on campus, including Bob's Place.
- Healthy Cooking Made Easy - A Demonstration
Eating a healthy diet with minimal kitchen gadgets and cooking skills can seem daunting. Host a Healthy Cooking Made Easy demo to learn some simple, tasty recipes, sample your work, and gain the skills to recreate them.
- Stress and Nutrition
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but what about the pounds? Learn the link between stress and nutrition. From emotional eating to final exam food cravings, every college student has experienced the stress eating phenomenon. Simple and fun tips will be provided to empower and educate.
- Healthy Body Image and Eating Disorders
Learn about fostering a healthy body image, how to identify the signs and symptoms of an eating disorder, and how to help a friend struggling with disordered eating with a thought-provoking and engaging discussion.
Additional topics may include but are not limited to:
- Stress Reduction Strategies
- Dating Violence
- Technology as a Weapon
- Interpersonal Violence: Unique Challenges for Members of the LGBTQ Community
- How to Help Survivors of Violence.
Still don't see what you're looking for? Vandal Health Education will do its best to accommodate most health topic requests. Fill out the request a presentation form to define your need.
- GREEN DOT – Overview Workshop
Looking out for each other is one of the most powerful tools to keeping our campus safe. Host a member of the Green Dot team to lead activities about “green dots,” “red dots,” and what that means for our campus.
- Healthy Relationships
This presentation discusses elements to a healthy relationship such as respect, personal boundaries and healthy conflict. We will also addresses aspects of an unhealthy relationship and what to do if a relationship becomes abusive. All presentations can be tailored for a specific audience.
- Sex Talk & Blow Pops
Ask, discuss and learn about healthy relationships and sexual behaviors. This presentation and Q&A session will provide participants with an opportunity to ask and discuss any questions they may have about keeping their relationships and sex lives healthy. Charm's Blow Pop candy provided. Groups requesting this presentation should plan on 75-90 minutes of fun, lively discussion, tricky questions and more.
- This Thing Called Love
This thing called love has been immortalized in books and poems, theorized by scholars and discovered by many more. However, love is not experienced the same by all. Love is bliss, confusing and sometimes painful. In this program, love will be discussed in a humorous, but intellectual manner.
Peer Health Education Course
Interested in helping your peers make healthy lifestyle choices? Health & Safety 301: Peer Health Education is a two-credit academic course that prepares students to become Certified Peer Educators. Students who complete this course will have core training needed to educate, intervene, listen to and help their peers make healthy choices and navigate tough situations.
The class is scheduled 1:30-3:20 p.m. Tuesdays. Location details coming soon.