Prevention Services

Outreach

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The Wellness Center believes in the importance of promoting healthy lifestyles through a holistic perspective that emphasizes education and prevention. The Center provides outreach services and programs to meet the needs of our campus community and advance their academic, personal, social, and psychological growth.

Please note that our outreach and trainings are for the USF St. Petersburg community. We do not provide services to community members or outside organizations, but we may make exceptions on a case by case basis. If you have any questions about whether your audience fits our scope of practice, please contact us. 

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PRESENTATIONS

The following presentations or programs that can be requested as needed:

Health Jeopardy

Topic: Various

Description: A fun and interactive game based on the popular TV Game show, Jeopardy! Students will break into groups and answer questions on a variety of college health issues. Students will learn about alcohol use, statistics, drug prevention, sexually transmitted infections, nutrition and fitness, and more! Winners will receive a special prize!

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation, students will be able to:

  • Identify smoking and alcohol use as leading preventable causes of illness and death in the U.S.;
  • Describe two benefits of proper nutrition and fitness;
  • Compare and contrast good stress and bad stress.

Facilitator: Health Educator, Counseling Staff, or PEERS

Time: 1 hour

Audience: Any student group or classroom setting

Materials Needed: Laptop/TV with sound and internet and DVD-drive, seating, table

Me, Myself and I: Guide to Loving Yourself

Topic: Body image, nutrition, self-esteem

Description: This presentation helps students confront body image issues head-on through honest discussion, engaging activities, and media. This interactive workshop dispels some common myths and misconceptions about nutrition and weight, and focuses on promoting a healthy body image vs. the ideal body image as projected by society.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation, students will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between healthy vs. ideal body size;
  • Identify indicators like blood pressure, BMI, heart rate, and other indicators as metrics for health;
  • Demonstrate support of others’ body image struggles and challenges.

Facilitator: Health Educator, Counseling Staff, or PEERS

Time: 1 hour

Audience: Any student group or classroom setting

Materials Needed: enough room for seating and to move around, table, wall space to tape posters

Sextastic Wheel of Fortune

Topic: Sexual Health, Alcohol Use, Bystander Intervention

Description: A fun and interactive game where students can spin the wheel and win prizes! Students will break into groups and answer questions about college sexual health issues. Students will learn about what goes on during a male and female physical exam, sexually transmitted infection testing, statistics, how to intervene during a sexual assault, how to make healthy decisions around drug and alcohol use, and how to have safe sex.

Learning Outcomes

As the end of the presentation, students will be able to:

  • Describe at least two sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and how they are transmitted.
  • Identify at least two methods of protection from STIs and pregnancy.
  • List the steps to properly put on a condom.

Facilitator: Health Educator, Counseling Staff, or PEERS

Time: 1 hour

Audience: Any student group or classroom setting

Materials Needed: Laptop/TV with sound and internet, seating, table

Stressed Out

Topic: Mental health, stress management

Description: Stressed out?! Most college students count stress as their number one obstacle to getting good grades, having healthy relationships, sleeping, and functioning well in general. This presentation will help give you the tools to manage stress effectively by teaching you meditation and breathing techniques, time management skills, how to say no to activities and responsibilities that may overwhelm you, and more!

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation, students will be able to:

  • Describe how their level of assertiveness and their ability to say no affects their stress levels
  • Balance their Personal Time Book in order to practice effective time management
  • State how meditation and guided imagery techniques can be used as tools for stress management

Facilitator: Health Educator, Counseling Staff, or PEERS

Time: 1 hour

Audience: Any student group or classroom setting

Materials Needed: Seating, table

"We Need to Talk": Getting What You Want from a Relationship

Topic: Communication, relationships, intimate partner violence

Description: Whether it’s your first serious relationship, just a casual encounter, or you just want to learn skills to be a better partner, this presentation will teach you active listening skills, communication techniques, and how to recognize the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship. You will learn how to set healthy boundaries and how to communicate effectively so you can have a healthier relationship. By learning how to be a better listener and communicator, the goal is to prevent sexual assault, emotional, verbal, and physical abuse, and date rape from happening among students.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation, students will be able to:

  • List at least two effective communication techniques.
  • Recognize at least two warning signs of an unhealthy relationship.
  • Identify healthy boundaries within a relationship.

Facilitator: Health Educator, Counseling Staff, or PEERS

Time: 1 hour

Audience: Any student group or classroom setting

Materials Needed: Laptop/TV with sound and internet, seating, table

TRAINING WORKSHOPS

The Wellness Center is also committed to provided the following training workshops or programs for USF St. Petersburg student groups and organizations as well as faculty and staff groups or departments.  We can also provide customizable trainings to fit your specific needs. 

QPR Suicide Prevention

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer and teaches participants the early warning signs of a suicide crisis and skills on how to speak with and refer people for help.

This training is available to all student, faculty and staff groups who are interested in being able to better serve the campus community. The training program can be offered to groups of anywhere from 5-20 participants.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Increase their knowledge around suicide and suicide prevention
  • Increase their comfort with intervening if needed
  • Identify warning signs of suicidal behaviors or ideation

Length Recommended: 1-2 hours depending on breadth of focus.

Next training:

July 29, 2020, 2-3:30pm, MS Teams meeting
Click the session date to sign-up

Safe Zone Ally Training

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Wellness Center have collaborated to offer Safe Zone Ally Training. Safe Zone is USF St. Petersburg’s institutionally recognized LGBTQ diversity program that educates future leaders and our community on the issues relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, and queer/questioning peers by certifying supportive Allies to promote understanding and advocacy. This is an introductory training to LGTBQ+ language and issues and is not meant for those who have a more advanced level of knowledge about gender and sexuality.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Correctly identify the purposes of Safe Zone Ally training
  • Describe the role of an Ally
  • Accurately define the attitudes and beliefs that characterize heteronormativity

Length Recommended: 3 hours.

Next trainings:

July 9, 2020, 3-6pm MS Teams meeting

If you are interested, please click on the session date to sign up. You will receive the MS Teams link with password about a week before the training. The training is limited to the first 30 people to sign up, so first come, first serve!

USF St. Petersburg Cares: How to Help

College students typically encounter a great deal of stress during the course of their educational experience. While most students cope successfully with the demands of college life, for some the pressures can feel overwhelming and unmanageable. While there are a number of campus and community resources to assist students, they are sometimes unaware of or hesitant to utilize them. This training covers the basics of recognizing signs related to student distress and helping students find appropriate assistance.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify at least 3 warnings signs a distressed student may exhibit
  • Describe at least two ways to help using referrals and resources
  • Increase their level of comfort with intervening if necessary

Length Recommended:  1-2 hours.

StrengthsQuest Training

The Gallup Strengths philosophy centers around the belief that focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses results in more effective and meaningful professional and personal experiences. We thrive and grow in environments that allow us to use our strengths. We are truly at our best when we engage in our strengths!

If you would like to learn more about your Top 5 Strengths, you can attend an Introduction to Strengths Workshop conducted by certified trainers at USF St. Petersburg! This one-hour training will provide you with an opportunity to explore your strengths, how you use them, and even help you create an action plan to use your strengths to their fullest potential!

This workshop will be offered throughout the semester so please sign up at your convenience and make sure you’ve taken the Strengths Finder assessment prior to the training. If you are interested in training specifically for your department, please fill out the request form. The trainers will need to receive the Top 5 Strengths from each person attending the training at least a week prior to the scheduled date.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a better understanding of your top 5 strengths
  • Learn how strengths applies to team dynamics
  • Learn how to apply strengths in professional goal-setting

Length Recommended:  The Introduction workshop is 1 hour. Customized team trainings can be 1-2 hours.

Dates: TBD

*Individuals can also request in-depth one-on-one strengths coaching. 

CUSTOM PRESENTATIONS

We can also provide customizable presentations or programs to fit your specific needs.  Below are examples of categories and topics related to wellness and personal growth typically requested by the campus community: 

Academic Success

  • Time Management & Getting Organized
  • Managing Test Anxiety
  • Study Skills & Preparing for Finals
  • Procrastination

Diversity Issues & Social Justice

  • Understanding Diversity & Identity Development
  • First generation student issues
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Sexual Orientation & LGBTQ Issues
  • Religion/Spirituality
  • International Student Issues 

Health & Wellness Issues

  • Sexual Health Issues
  • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Healthy Life Choices
  • Substance Abuse Issues
  • Sleep and Hygiene 

Life Skills

  • Stress Management & Relaxation Skills
  • Adjusting to College
  • Effective Communication &/or Conflict Management
  • Assertiveness & Setting Boundaries
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Dating & Safety &/or Relationship Violence
  • Coping with Grief & Loss
  • Increasing Self-esteem 

Mental Health on Campus

  • Wellness Center Services
  • Referring a student for counseling
  • QPR Suicide Prevention
  • Understanding Depression and/or Anxiety
  • Recognizing signs of distress in yourself/others
  • Body Image and Disordered Eating issues 

PROGRAMS

  • Fall & Spring Wellness Weeks
  • Healthy Bulls Bungalows
  • National Health/Mental Health Awareness Days