The following programs are provided free of charge, locally upon request. The Health Educators and/or the student Peer Health Educators will present for other campuses, local middle and high schools. The programs are also available for community and civic organizations.

Presentations can be adjusted to address certain special groups such as athletes, women, men, LGBTQ+ community, first-year students etc.

If you want to schedule a class please select Schedule a Presentation and if you have any questions or concerns you can email rking@westga.edu.

  • Alcohol and Other drugs:
    • Alcohol Awareness: General Information about alcohol, higher risk drinking, and risk reduction. This presentation helps the audience understand absorption factors, signs of alcohol poisoning, and how to react to reduce negative outcomes of alcohol poisoning or alcohol abuse. Information on campus and emergency resources are provided.

      Other Drugs: This presentation currently addresses the use of medical versus recreational marijuana as well as the use of other drugs on campus.

  • Sexual Assault/Violence Prevention:
    • Got Consent?: This presentation discusses what consent is and what non-consent/sexual assault is. It gives the audience tools to give and get consent as well as services available to those who have had their consent violated. It discusses coercion, sexual pleasure & communication

      Bystander Intervention - Who’s Gonna Howl?: this presentation discusses ways that people can become active bystanders in preventing sexual assault, alcohol and drug abuse, and other harmful or risky situations.

      Healthy Relationships: This presentation will discuss the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships; how to have a healthy relationship; and how to help someone in an unhealthy relationship.

  • Safer Sex:
    • Healthy Sexuality: This presentation covers risks of sexual intercourse as well as how to prevent those risks. This covers safer sex tips for many types of sexual acts.

      Condom Bingo: This presentation covers a wide variety of topics relating to sexuality, safer sex, history of sexuality & sexually transmitted diseases.

      Contraception Choices: This presentation, offered by our Health Education Coordinator who specializes in sexual health, discusses the options for pregnancy prevention available; how effective each type is; as well as pros and cons of each type.

      Puberty and Growing Up: This presentation can be adapted to any age 6+ and uses evidence based information to teach people and child about the changes that occur during puberty, from physical to emotional. It can be taught to single gender or mixed gender classes.

      How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex, Sexuality and Their Changing Bodies: This presentation can be adapted to cover one of the listed topics more than the other. It can also be a one on one conversation on how to approach sexuality conversations in a way to promotes safer sex and delayed onset of sexual activity.

      Risks of Sexual Intercourse & Teen Pregnancy: This presentation, geared toward teenagers and pre-teens focuses on why delaying intercourse is important as well as how to be safe when or if they engage in sexual intercourse.

  • General Health & Wellness:
    • Wolf Wellness – A Balancing Act! This interactive presentation involves a brief personal lifestyle reflection and look at future goals with attention to the Wolf Wellness six-dimension model and how to achieve better balance in each area for future success.

      Nutrition Basics 101: This practical presentation shares helpful information for eating healthier and avoiding the typical traps of college life eating. It takes a non-weight loss based approach to focus on healthier eating habits.

      Disordered Eating: A look at the reality of eating disorders and how self-esteem and body image are influenced by our environments.

      How to Create an LGBTQ+ inclusive health care environment: This presentation discusses the steps proposed by LGBTQ+ patients, as well as the steps proposed by professional LGBTQ+ health organizations. It discusses how to implement these steps, why they are needed and provides resources for additional information.

  • Annual Campus-wide Activities Include:
    • Health and Safety Week (Fall): The week before homecoming, we offer a week of programming around our five main health topics to educate and remind students of how to be their healthiest and safest self on campus. This event ends with our fall Wellness Expo.

      National Alcohol Awareness Week: During the end of October, this week of activities includes a “drunk obstacle course” featuring Fatal Vision Alcohol Impairment (“drunk”) Goggles.

      Health and Safety Week (Spring): The week before spring break, we offer a week of programming around our five main health topics to educate and remind students of how to be healthy and safe over the semester and spring break.

      Take Back the Night: Partnering with the Take Back the Night Foundation to host an event that contributes to creating safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness and education. This usually takes place in March or April.

  • Want To Collaborate?

     

    We love to collaborate with students organizations, campus and community partners. In the past, we have collaborated with the following on a variety of events:

    • Responsible Sexuality Committee: Faculty, staff, and students work together to identify, educate, and support the campus community about sexual health
    • Residence Assistant Training: Working with Residence Life, RAs are trained in areas of general health & wellness to better serve our students who live on campus.
    • Student Orientation: Future students and families are informed about the many services provided through Health Services and the Health Education program.
    • UWG 1101 Course Presentations: The Health Education staff and Peer Health Educators deliver a variety of programs to the freshmen UWG 1101 classes to help them adopt healthy behaviors early on in their college careers.
    • UREC: Located in the Campus Center, this combination of staff and student staff combine to form an amazing team dedicated to improving student engagement.
    • Counseling Center: The Counseling Center, located in Row Hall, provides free, confidential counseling and support services to all enrolled UWG students. Health Education and Peer Education work together with counseling to increase student awareness and promote positive mental health for students.
    • Center for Student Involvement: They work to actively engaged every student in the UWG and greater community. CSI hosts over 150 students organizations.