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Thank you for your interest in requesting a presentation from the Center for Health Education and Wellness. Please request your presentation at least two weeks in advance. Each presentation is approximately 50 minutes in length and will be delivered in-person.

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Available Presentations

We offer a variety of educational presentations to choose from. Keep scrolling to read about our programs!

Alcohol & Other Drug Presentations
Know the Standard (Alcohol Education)
Mind Your Meds

General Health & Wellness Presentations
Feeling Your Best at UT (General Wellness)
Goodnight, Vols (Sleep Hygiene)
Survival Guide to Stress (Stress Management)
The Resilient Volunteer
Welcoming Mental Wellness

Recovery Presentations
Recovery Ally Training

Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Presentations
Healthy Relationships
Sexual Health 101
Vols Care: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Misconduct
Custom RSVP Presentation

Vols ACT Presentations
Online Module
Bystander Intervention for Sexual Misconduct Prevention
Bystander Intervention for Alcohol Risk Reduction
Vols ACT for Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff

Alcohol & Other Drug Presentations

Know the Standard is about alcohol risk reduction. We know that drinking is a big responsibility, and if our students are choosing to drink, they should be equipped with information to do so in a risk-reducing manner. Through open discussion and activities, students will learn about factors that influence blood alcohol concentration, binge drinking and related risks, signs of intoxication and overdose, standard drink sizes, and risk reduction strategies.
Mind Your Meds is an interactive educational program focused on providing information and tools surrounding the prevention of prescription medication misuse. Through activities, games, and open discussions, students will learn about what prescription medication misuse actually is, the risks involved with this type of misuse, and how to best prevent and reduce harm for this type of misuse, both for themselves and their broader Vol community.

General Health & Wellness Presentation

Feeling Your Best at UT explores some of the key health areas that students may find it difficult to manage: cold and flu, nutrition, sexual health, sleep, and stress. Tips for improving health and wellness in these areas are provided as well as information about on-campus resources for health. Feeling Your Best at UT is also available as an asynchronous module.
When it comes to sleep, 44.9% of our students get less than 7 hours of sleep during weeknights. Goodnight, Vols, encourages students to reimagine what sleep could look like in their lives through awareness on how it impacts their health, what sleep hygiene is, and the importance of establishing sleep rituals, or a sleep routine, to ensure both increased quality and quantity of sleep.

Nearly 43% of students within our campus community reported that stress negatively impacts their academic performance. With our Survival Guide to Stress Initiative, we seek to offer students insight into common academic stressors, how stress impacts academic performance, and how to manage and thrive holistically.

The Volunteer Spirit speaks to the resilience of the students, faculty, and staff within our campus community. The Resilient Volunteer is an initiative that empowers students to pursue well-being through building resilience–bouncing back, pivoting, moving forward when faced with adversity–as they seek to thrive along their academic journeys.

Welcoming Mental Wellness is an introduction to general mental health education. Our mental health is an integral part of all of our lives, and this program explains how you can maintain mental wellness, as well as cope when things aren’t so great. This program incorporates the science behind mental health, coping mechanisms, techniques, and resources. Students who participate in this presentation will be able to define mental health, notice risk factors, identify mental wellness activities, practice healthy coping mechanisms, and seek resources

Recovery Presentations

Anyone you meet can be in recovery from addiction or mental health challenges. This Recovery Ally Training is designed to equip participants with knowledge needed to help a friend or fellow Vol who may be experiencing problems related to substance misuse- including education about substance use disorder, what recovery is, how to be an ally, and how to help a friend/student. This training is for undergraduates, graduate students, student organizations, faculty, and staff alike. We all play a role in making UTK a recovery friendly campus.

Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention Presentations

The ConsentEdu presentation explores the campus policy and definition of consent, as well as factors that impact the ability to give consent. Through interactive activities, students learn how to recognize when consent is present, when it is not, and what to do when consent may be unclear.
The Healthy Relationships presentation explores the nature of healthy and unhealthy relationships and their characteristics. This program focuses on empowering students to think critically about their values, beliefs and needs related to relationships, as well as how to communicate those values, beliefs and needs. While this program does discuss romantic relationships, the activities and principles included can be applied to a variety of relationships.

The Sexual Health 101 presentation explores a range of sexual health topics concerning college students and focuses on empowering students to make educated decisions with their bodies and with their partners if they choose to engage in sexual activity. Sexual Health 101 is an introduction to major sexual health concepts that students are likely to encounter during their time in college.

Participants will learn to define consent, sexual health, and personal sexual philosophy; begin to develop their personal sexual philosophy; describe sexual health risks among college students; identify different methods of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention; and describe and locate sexual health services at UT and in the community. This presentation is appropriate for sexually active and abstinent students.

Vols Care is about providing active support to survivors of sexual misconduct. This presentation provides an overview of sexual misconduct and teaches students how to actively support a friend who has experienced sexual misconduct using the C.A.R.E. model: Connect, Accept, Refer, Empower. Additionally, students will learn how to practice self-care after receiving a disclosure of sexual misconduct, as well as learn how to care for non-disclosing friends. Finally, students will be able to identify on- and off-campus resources and supports for survivors of sexual misconduct.

Vols ACT Presentations

The Vols ACT Online Module is a Canvas module designed to provide an introduction to ACTive bystander skills for the UT community. It introduces students, faculty, and staff to bystander intervention and serves as an overview of issues addressed in the Vols ACT programs. Available resources are provided during the program as well as how to promote a Vols Help Vols culture at UT and beyond. Enroll in the training here.

The Vols ACT: Bystander Intervention for Sexual Misconduct Prevention presentation is for undergraduate students and is designed to help participants identify harm and take the steps to prevent harm by practicing consent and bystander intervention; identify consent as an everyday practice and in relation to sexual activity; identify and practice ACTive bystander intervention strategies (including the 3 D’s) in potentially harmful situations; and support others using our C.A.R.E. model. Students will learn ways to take responsible action to help and support others and create a culture of care on our campus.

The Vols ACT: Bystander Intervention for Alcohol Risk Reduction presentation is for undergraduate students and includes information on how to recognize alcohol overdose, care-taking skills for when someone has overdosed on alcohol, and how to be an active bystander and safely intervene in risky situations. Specific scenarios related to concerning drinking behavior and drinking and driving are discussed.

The Office of Title IX facilitates Vols ACT trainings for graduate students, faculty, & staff. Click HERE to register for one of their trainings.

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