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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.

Available Presentations

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

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

Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Presentations
Healthy Relationships
It’s Not Taboo (Sexual Health) Under Construction!
Custom RSVP Presentation

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

Alcohol & Other Drug Presentations
Know the Standard (Alcohol Education)

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Available Toolkits

Toolkits are downloadable 50-minutes presentations designed to be facilitated by the person requesting the toolkit. Toolkits include the materials needed to deliver a successful program with lesson plans that offer step-by-step instructions, activity sheets, and handouts.

The Goodnight, Vols Toolkit is designed to introduce students to the causes of insufficient sleep, the effects of insufficient sleep, and sleep hygiene. Students will learn about various techniques to improve the quality and quantity of sleep.

The Survival Guide to Stress Toolkit explores the types and sources of stress that many college students will experience. This program utilizes the Survival Guide to Stress booklet and includes coping with stress, signs of unhealthy stress, and provides campus resources students can use to help manage their stress.

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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.

Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention Presentations

The Consent 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 It’s Not Taboo presentation is currently being revised and thus unavailable to request. New sexual health presentation(s) will be available Fall 2023!

The It’s Not Taboo presentation provides students a fun and interactive opportunity to discuss safer sex practices in a safe, nonjudgmental manner. The topics covered in this interactive presentation are sexually transmitted infections, barrier methods, and contraceptives. It is stressed that the information provided is useful to all individuals, whether they are currently sexually active or abstinent.

General Health & Wellness Presentation

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

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.

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.

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