Educational Programs

Our programming: 

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ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, & OTHER DRUGS

Our goal is to educate UNH students about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by providing factual information so that students can make informed decisions. Our ATOD programming is applicable to students who choose to use or not to use substances. We approach our programming with a non-judgmental attitude and are open to any and all questions related to personal use or use by others. 

SIZE MATTERS

The Size Matters kit includes educational material on standard drink sizes and all the materials you need to implement an interactive pouring activity. Materials include variety of alcohol bottles, colored water, wine glass, shot glass, solo cup, and pop-up posters. Pre-designed advertisements for newsletters and bulletin boards are also available. 

ATOD & THE WELLNESS WHEEL 

Participants will spin our Wellness Wheel and have the opportunity to test their knowledge as it relates to alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs and the 8 dimensions of wellness.  Fun and interactive.  This program can be tailored to your group’s specific needs.

MYTH OR FACT?

Knowledge is power! Check if your beliefs and what you hear is in fact true when it comes to alcohol, nicotine and marijuana.  This program is based on research, best practice, and social norming data drawn from the New Hampshire Higher Education Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Survey.  Includes discussion about how our perceptions influence our choices.

ALL ABOUT THE BRAIN   

Did you know that your brain is not fully developed until age 25?  Interactive presentation format to learn about the latest scientific finds related to the mechanism of THC and/or nicotine on the adolescent brain.

ALCOHOL & PROFESSIONALISM  

As we progress through college towards our professional careers, we begin to have more networking opportunities and professional experiences. Often, alcohol is offered at networking events and is a part of professional social culture. In this program, students will learn ways to monitor their drinking to maintain professional behavior.

ATOD LAWS, POLICIES, & WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…

“I’m in college, so it’s ok to drink.” “Marijuana is legal in my State, can I consume it at UNH?” “I give my Adderall to friends sometimes so they can study, is that illegal?”

Knowing the UNH policies and State laws can help reduce situations in which we might be in violation. Host an open discussion to learn more about ATOD at UNH.

 

COMMUNICATION

ASSERTIVENESS: PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR PERSONAL SUCCESS

Everyone has the potential to be a strong and confident communicator. Being assertive can be challenging for many people, but will lead to more effective communication, and improved relationships. In this program students will have a chance to explore different communication styles, reflect on their own style of communication, and discover strategies they can use to become more assertive. 

CONFLICT CONFIDENCE

Conflict is a common, inevitable part of life. Having the ability to resolve conflict effectively can prevent unnecessary stress, worry, avoidance, or damaged relationships.  Gaining the confidence to effectively approach interpersonal conflict can positively impact our overall well-being. Students will engage in a discussion about their current approach to managing conflict, explore the benefit of resolving conflicts, and build the skills that can turn conflicts into opportunities. 

 

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

ARE YOU ON THE RIGHT CASH COURSE?

Many college students have minimal skills in managing their money and debt. The CASH (Create a Savings Habit) program gives an excellent overview of budgeting, saving, debt, and money management.

 

SEXUAL HEALTH

Our goal is to educate UNH students about sexual health by providing accurate information so that students can make informed decisions. Our sexual health programming is applicable to students who are sexually active or who are abstinent. We approach our programming with sex positivity and don’t consider any question or topic taboo. Free condoms and lubrication will be provided at all sexual health programs.

SAFER SEX IS HOTTER SEX – CONDOM DEMONSTRATIONS LOBBY PROGRAM

Fact: 1 in 2 sexually active young adults will get an STI (sexually transmitted infection) by the time they are 25.

Fact: Less than 50% of UNH student report using condoms the last time they had sexual intercourse.

Fact: Condoms and other barrier methods can reduce the risk of STIs and unwanted pregnancy.

In this interactive skills-based program, students will have the opportunity to practice putting on and taking off condoms and dental dams with anatomical teaching aids.  Education on why UNH students should be using condoms to prevent STIs will be provided.

This is an interactive lobby program but can be modified to be an educational program.

SEXUAL DECISION MAKING                                               

Sex doesn’t just happen. Hook ups don’t just happen. In this program, participants will participate in an interactive activity that illustrates how feelings, thoughts, communication, gender roles, values, friends and the environment can impact sexual decision making.

SEXUAL PLEASURE, OH YES!                                   

Sex is meant to be pleasurable. In this program, participants will be introduced to the health benefits of sexual pleasure and how they can explore their own sexual preferences to find what turns them on and off. Sex toys demonstrations will be used to help explain sexual pleasure and anatomy. There will be lots of buzz about this program because it is highly interactive. Giggles, awe and lots of questions welcomed!

This program can be modified as an interactive lobby program. 

WE LOVE CHOICES! CONTRACEPTIVE OPTIONS.                                                           

It is amazing how many options are available to prevent unintended pregnancy. Contraception can also be used to help with regulate hormones to assist with painful periods and acne. In this program, participants will have the opportunity to learn about all the options available at Health & Wellness. Samples of each contraceptive method will be provided for students to see, touch and ask questions about. Information will be provided on how to obtain contraception and best practices for safer sex.

This program can be modified as an interactive lobby program.

 

SLEEP 

NAPERCISE – POWER NAPPING                           

Sleep is crucial to students’ academic success and general well-being. In this program, students will learn why sleep is important, general sleep guidelines, and how taking a power nap in the day can help with relaxation and cognitive clarity in the classroom. The program will include education, experiential guided relaxation, a 20-minute power nap, and light stretching. Aromatherapy will be used throughout the program to help facilitate sleep and rejuvenation. Each participant will get a free sleep kit.

This is a 60 minute program that is only offered before 3pm, Monday – Friday as to not disrupt nighttime sleep.

DIY - AROMATHERAPY  EYE PILLOW PARTY 

UNH students report sleep difficulties to be a top concern negatively impacting academic success.  College students need 7+ hours of sleep/night, and many students are getting much less.

Self-Facilitated:

This DIY program will equip you with materials and educational material to engage students in a discussion about the importance of sleep, how stress and sleep interact, tips for a better night’s sleep, and all the materials needed for each participant to create a personal aromatherapy eye pillow. This program is self-facilitated and comes with a facilitators guide.

Note: All materials for the DIY aromatherapy eye pillows are provided by Health & Wellness. Limit one party per year.

 

STRESS

YOU CAN’T POUR FROM AN EMPTY CUP - WELLNESS & STRESS

Our lives are very full with many opportunities and responsibilities. This program offers students a way to look at their personal wellness as a way to better understand and cope with stress.  Participants will learn about the 8 dimensions of wellness, and be guided through creative activities to help them become more aware of just how full their lives are and what they can do to actively bring more balance to their well-being.

2-MINUTE STRESS RELIEVERS

All it takes is 2 minutes – or even less – to tap out of the stress response and into the relaxation response. You’ll learn and practice stress and relaxation techniques that can be used in and outside of the classroom to minimize the negative effects of stress.

THE MINDFUL TWENTY-SOMETHING

It is estimated that the human has between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day, and that doesn’t include all the feelings that usually accompany thoughts. This isn’t necessarily helpful when students are trying to manage school and other responsibilities. In this program, participants will learn how practicing mindfulness can assist in concentration, emotional wellness and general well-being. Guided mindfulness and meditation practice will be included. Please dress comfortably.

Recommended Reading:
The Mindful Twenty-Something by Holly Rogers Click here to access eBook

GOAL SETTING 

Set yourself up for success by setting goals that are appropriate for where you are right here, right now. This interactive workshop will walk participants through the process of creating specific goals and habits to live a life that is meaningful and fulfilling. 

HOW YA DOING? LOBBY PROGRAM

All behavior change starts with personal reflection and awareness. Utilizing our interactive wheel, participants will spin the wellness wheel and based on where they land they will be prompted to think about what they know about that area of wellness and how they are doing in that area of their lives. The prompts provide participants an opportunity to further understand wellness and gain a better understanding where they are thriving and where they may need to insert more self-care.

 

WELLNESS 

POWER UP! 

Meet with staff from the Hamel Recreation Center and Health & Wellness for an informative (and fun!) panel discussion with plenty of opportunity for questions and answers.  Participants will gain an understanding of how physical activity, nutrition, sleep and coping with stress all work in tandem.  This 50-minute program will provide students with information on how to access and best use nutrition, recreation, and wellness programs at UNH to meet their goals.  

 

DESIGN YOUR OWN PROGRAM

Our staff is always looking to run new programs! If you have a program/topical idea in mind we can sit down with you to discuss your ideas and design a program that is tailored to your specific audience and goals. We suggest that you give us at least 2-3 weeks to make this happen. This timeframe includes time to meet with you individually.

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