HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Request a Training/Workshop

Health & Wellness provides trainings and workshops to numerous student groups on campus including Greek Life, Intercollegiate Athletics, Freshman Interest Groups (FIGS), Housing & Food Services Residence Halls, Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), and more. We also provide training and education for UW faculty and staff.

 

TRAININGS/WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS

Spring 2017 trainings are available weekly.

  • Email Jason Kilmer (jkilmer@uw.edu) for programs related to Alcohol and Other Drug Education.
  • Email Melissa Tumas (tumasm@uw.edu) for programs related to Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Prevention.
  • In Fall and Winter quarters, you will be able to use the calendar (Request button here >>) to schedule programs.

TRAINING DESCRIPTIONS:

ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUGS
Trainings held in Savery 260

Alcohol Skills Training Program / 1 hr / Mondays
Jason Kilmer

This is an interactive overview of strategies to reduce the harms associated with alcohol use.  We review standard drink content, blood alcohol concentration and effects, sex differences, tolerance, and strategies for those who do choose to drink on how to do so in a less dangerous or less risky way. Program led by H&W Professional Staff

Marijuana / 1 hr / Mondays
Jason Kilmer

This is an interactive discussion that addresses current laws in Washington as well as health effects of marijuana most relevant to college students, including cognitive effects, cardiovascular effects, impact on sleep, signs of withdrawal, “the munchies,” interactions with alcohol, and Q&A about other drugs. Program led by H&W Professional Staff


RELATIONSHIPS

Trainings held in Smith 211

Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Prevention / 1 hr 15 min. / Mondays
Melissa Tumas

This is a foundational discussion of the continuum of interpersonal violence, UW campus norms, supporting friends and survivors and how students can engage as active bystanders and campus leaders in creating a safer campus culture. Introduces strategies from Green Dot Training. Program led by H&W Professional Staff

Consent Chats Part 1: Relationship Skills and Boundaries / 1 hr 15 min. / Mondays
Melissa Tumas

This interactive discussion focuses on helping students cultivate the types of relationships they want, identify personal boundaries, and discuss norms and practices of sexual consent. Program led by H&W Professional Staff

Consent Chats Part 2: Communication Skills / 1 hr 15 min. / Mondays
Melissa Tumas

This interactive discussion will advance the conversation about sexual consent with a focus on communication skills and changing campus norms around consent and sex-positivity. Groups must complete Consent Chats part 1 before scheduling this workshop. Program led by H&W Professional Staff

Relationship Violence and Stalking / 1 hr 15 min. / Mondays
Melissa Tumas

This discussion focuses on the dynamics of relationship violence, stalking, UW campus norms, how to support friends and survivors and how students can engage as active bystanders in creating a safer campus culture. Introduces strategies from Green Dot Training. Program led by H&W Professional Staff


MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health Training / 1 hr 30 min. / By request
Megan Kennedy

This workshop invites participants to engage in a dynamic conversation about mental health and the myths, perceptions and stigma that surround it. Participants will learn about suicide prevention, receive strategies on how to support others, as well as receive information about on-campus resources and supports. Workshop led by H&W Professional Staff (request this training HERE // for all other trainings use the button above)

PHE: Let’s Talk About Mental Health / 1hr 30 min / By request
Peer Health Educators

This program is similar to our Mental Health Training but led by our Peer Health Educators. This workshop is great for students wanting a peer perspective on mental health. This workshop aims to reduce stigma, to promote strategies on how to support others, and to offer information about on-campus resources and supports. Workshop led by Peer Health Educators trained by H&W (request this training HERE // for all other trainings use the button above)