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Please give at least two weeks notice for all requests. You will be contacted within a week with a response.  In addition, please note that we do not facilitate presentations during the last week of classes that precede finals week.

 

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

Alcohol Bystander Intervention Training Graphic. Text says, "Be the Change You Want to See In the World"

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

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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. 

Presented by: Healthy Cats

Contraception 101

Graphic displaying Condom

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.

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 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. 

Presented by: Healthy Cats

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

Graphic of Marijuana leaf along side pills

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.

Presented by: Healthy Cats

Sex, Lies, and Chocolate

Graphic of two chocolate kisses

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.

Presented by: Healthy Cats

Staying Healthy in College

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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.

Presented by: Healthy Cats

The Buzz on College Drinking

Graphic of a Solo cup along side a table ping pong ball

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.)

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

A red flag outlined in white

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

Text reading "Hate" with the prohibition symbol over it

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