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Below is a list of current presentation topics. If you do not see the topic you are looking for, send an e-mail with a description of the type of information you would like presented. If given ample time, we would be happy to put something new together for you!
Alcohol Bystander Intervention Training
Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help...but didn't? This presentation will help students gain the skills and confidence to speak up and help reduce the potential for alcohol related injuries or violence.
Close Your Eyes and Count to Zen: Managing Stress in College
Stress is a normal part of the college experience, and because the mind and body are connected, stress can affect our physical health. This presentation takes a holistic approach to looking at stress, including how to cope with stress and seek balance.
Most people have heard of condoms and birth control pills, but this presentation is a virtual show-and-tell of the many methods of contraception. You are guaranteed to learn at least one new method of birth control.
Let's Talk: Destigmatizing Mental Health
Mental health is a growing concern among colleges across the nation because the majority of disorders are diagnosed between the ages of 16 and 24. This presentation seeks to destigmatize many of the negative perceptions associated with mental health, discouraging students from labeling friends as "crazy", "psycho", "bipolar", etc. Topics such as stress and anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, etc. are all covered.
Half-Baked: Myths and Facts about Marijuana, Prescription, and Other Drugs
This presentation is about myths and facts about marijuana, prescription drugs such as Adderall, and other drugs including ecstasy and bath salts. Students will learn the reality of use and abuse on campus and the health consequences associated with using these drugs. Students will also learn how to help a friend they suspect may be developing a substance dependency.
Hate Wears Many Faces
In America, every hour someone commits a hate crime; everyday 8 blacks, 3 whites, 3 gays, 3 Jews, and 1 Latino become a hate crime victim; every week a cross is burned. This discussion based presentation delves into the motivations and consequences of targeted violence.
Red Flags in Relationships
Through the use of scenarios and discussion, this presentation encourages students to analyze gender role socialization and how that can perpetuate violence in relationships. Students will learn signs or "red flags" to look for in unhealthy relationships and how to help a friend who might be involved in such a relationship.
Sex, Lies, and Chocolate
Want a kiss? Answer a question in this interactive sexual health presentation about sexually transmitted infections and earn a Hershey kiss. This sex-positive program will help students understand risks associated with sexual activity and how to utilize safer sex practices.
Alcohol is known as a social lubricant and is perceived as one of the only mediums through which college students can mingle. This presentation takes a harm-reduction approach to teach students how to drink responsibly, have fun, and avoid negative situations. (Note to US1100 instructors: This presentation is very similar to the presentation students receive during Alcohol 101 at Bobcat Preview.)
Staying Healthy in College
Social connectedness, exercise, sleep, nutrition, alcohol, stress, tobacco, and sexual health. This presentation is a Cliff's Notes version of overall health and wellness while trying to adjust to student life at Texas State.
A virtual tour of the Student Health Center will also be included in this presentation. The virtual tour gives students information about the facility and services offered at the health center.
(Note to US1100 instructors:Incoming students have already viewed the tour during Bobcat Preview.)
Yes Means Yes: Getting Consent
Fact: 1 in 5 American women experience rape or attempted rape in the course of their lifetime. Unfortunately, those odds change to 1 in 4 when a woman enters college. This presentation is an interactive discussion based program that reviews acquaintance rape scenarios and emphasizes the importance of explicit verbal consent in sexual relationships.