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Update on Health Promotion Presentations

Due to COVID-19, all Health Promotion Services presentations have been placed on hold for the Summer and Fall sessions. We will update this page once we are ready to accept presentation requests. If you have any questions, please email healthycats@txstate.edu.

05/21/2020


Alcohol Bystander Intervention Training

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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.

Presented by: Healthy Cats & Men Against Violence

Close Your Eyes and Count to Zen: Managing Stress in College

Individual sitting and Meditating

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 explains the science behind stress and ways to manage it as a student.

Presented by: Healthy Cats

Contraception 101

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Many people have heard of condoms and birth control pills, but what are other ways to prevent pregnancy? This presentation is a comprehensive show-and-tell of the many methods of contraception and their effectiveness. Students will be able to describe a wide range of contraceptive methods as well as resources for taking care of their sexual health.

Presented by: Healthy Cats

Let's Talk: Destigmatizing Mental Health

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Mental health is a growing concern among colleges across the nation. This presentation seeks to start the conversation and destigmatize many of the negative perceptions associated with mental health. Students will address mental health stigma, discuss common mental health concerns, and identify ways to help others with their mental wellness.

Presented by: Healthy Cats

Half-Baked: Myths and Facts about Marijuana, Prescription, and Other Drugs

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This presentation covers myths and facts about marijuana and prescription stimulant drugs (a.k.a. study drugs) like Adderall. We’ll discuss the current survey data regarding drug use by Texas State students and how these drugs can impact students’ academic performance and overall health, including mental health.

Presented by: Healthy Cats

Sex, Lies, and Chocolate

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Answer a question in this interactive presentation and earn a Hershey Kiss! In this program, students will be quizzed on sexual health in a positive environment. Topics such as safer sex practices, preventing sexually transmitted infections, and utilizing methods of contraception will be addressed.

Presented by: Healthy Cats

Staying Healthy in College

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Sleep, exercise, nutrition, flu shots, and more! This presentation is a Cliff's Notes version of overall health and wellness. Students will receive an overview of relevant health information to not only prevent illness, but maximize their potential at Texas State.

Presented by: Healthy Cats

The Buzz on College Drinking

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Some students arrive on campus with expectations about drinking which have been formed by parents, media and peers. We’ll discuss how prevailing campus social norms about drinking can further influence students’ decisions about alcohol use. Current Texas State survey data will be used to address the actual drinking norms on campus. Other important topics will include preventing alcohol overdose, learning and implementing protective behaviors and identifying on and off-campus resources.

(Note to US1100 instructors: This presentation is very similar to the presentation students receive during Alcohol 101 at Bobcat Preview.)

Presented by: Healthy Cats

Yes Means Yes: Getting Consent

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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.

Presented by: Men Against Violence

Red Flags in Relationships

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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.

Presented by: Men Against Violence

Hate Wears Many Faces

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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.   

Presented by: Men Against Violence