Workshops are primarily facilitated by Peer Educators trained by HOPE. They can also be facilitated by professional staff from HOPE and/or CAPS when appropriate. Workshops and trainings can be tailored to fit the individual needs of residence halls, student organizations, classrooms, and Greek-letter organizations. If you are interested in a topic not listed, please contact HOPE at 848-932-1965 and they will work to create a program to fit your needs.

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Important Information

  • All workshop/training requests must be received a minimum of two weeks in advance.
  • All workshop requests for the Fall 2018 semester must be received by Friday, November 2. No workshop requests will be accepted after this date.
  • A minimum of 10 people must be present for the workshop/training to be facilitated.
  • HOPE cannot guarantee any request, but we will do our best to meet requests.
  • If there are changes in the time, location, or date of the requested workshop/training, please notify HOPE immediately at 848-932-1965.

If you your workshop/training has not been confirmed within one week of your requested date, please call HOPE at (848) 932-1965.

Don’t see the topic you were looking for? Contact HOPE at 848-932-1965 or complete the request online with the topic you would like and HOPE will work with you to develop the workshop.

Workshop Descriptions

How NOT to Get Pregnant
This workshop provides students with the information and tools they need to avoid an unintentional pregnancy. This workshop will cover the various methods of hormonal contraception, including forms of long-acting reversible contraception such as IUDs and implants, that are available to students, how they work, how effective they are, and how to access them. Discussion will also cover safer sex and communication skills.

ABCs of STIs
This workshop is designed to assist students in assessing their risk in relationship to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as explaining the various STIs, along with their transmission, prevention, and testing. Discussion also includes communication skills and common myths about STIs, including HIV.

Relationships 101
All relationships take work. Any relationship involving sex adds another dimension to navigate. Relationships 101 involves communication skill-building, determining expectations and boundaries, and learning about individual communication styles.

Beauty & the Booty
This workshop addresses body image and its relationship to sexuality. Topics explored include standards of beauty and attractiveness, perceptions, and understanding how society creates unrealistic expectations for both men and women. Workshops involve discussion about individual perceptions of attractiveness, cultural standards, and how each impacts how people look at one another in relationship to sexuality.

The Party – Breaking It Down
Alcohol and other drugs can impact any part of a student’s life – including sexual health. This workshop addresses the various ways that alcohol and other drugs can impact sexual decision-making and also their consequences. It includes discussion about responsible drinking and safer sex practices.

Mandated Alcohol Education Workshop

The Mandated Alcohol Education Workshop is a one-hour interactive workshop open only to those who have been referred to HOPE from Residence Life or the Office of Student Conduct. The workshop addresses the various ways that alcohol can impact an individual physically and academically and its effects on behavior and decision-making.

Alcohol 101
This workshop looks at the facts and the myths about alcohol. Alcohol 101 explores how drinking affects your body, what responsible drinking looks like, what a serving of alcohol is, and how to help a friend in trouble.

The Party – Breaking It Down
Alcohol and other drugs can impact any part of a student’s life – including sexual health. This workshop addresses the various ways that alcohol and other drugs can impact sexual decision-making and also their consequences. It includes discussion about responsible drinking and safer sex practices.

BeLEAF Me: A Marijuana Mystery
BeLEAF Me challenges what students know about marijuana use, including its short- and long-term effects.

Generation Rx
Prescription drugs are often misused and abused by college students. Find out how, why, and the potential consequences of misuse and abuse in this interactive workshop. Participants will also learn strategies for prevention and about valuable on-campus resources.

Residence Hall Message Boards
Resident assistants with first-year residences now have the opportunity to request a passive messaging board for their hall. A passive messaging board is a topic-specific bulletin board that provide educational content and resources. HOPE will create and design a bulletin board for you addressing the importance of alcohol and drug safety. Please provide any special requests that you may have and times that you are available to discuss your request.

Got Stress?
It seems as if everyone is dealing with some form of stress. Learn the most common sources of stress for college students and tools for effectively dealing with stress. Topics include mindful meditation skills and resources available on campus.

Testing 1-2-3: Test Anxiety
It is easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious when preparing for tests and exams. This workshop will provide the skills you need to effectively recognize and manage your test anxiety.

Tick-Tock: Time Management
Sometimes there are just not enough hours in a day! Or maybe there is enough time – but how we manage our time needs to change. Fill in a time-pie, identify “time suckers”, and learn skills to effectively manage your time. Campus resources are included.

Sick & Crazy: Myths & Stigma about Mental Health
Myths, stigma, and stereotypes abound when it comes to mental health and mental illness. This workshop will explore where we learn these myths, facts about mental illness, and ways we can all confront the stigma surrounding mental illness. Campus resources are included.

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training: How to Identify Warning Signs and Refer a Student to Mental Health Resources
This is a 2-hour workshop geared specifically to staff, faculty, and departments as well as student groups to help them identify warning signs and risk factors for mental health and teach them how to connect a student to help.

Nourish to Flourish
Participants will learn the basics about eating healthy and how nutrition can impact health.

Cooking: The Basics
Everyone can learn cooking basics! In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to prepare simple, healthy meals from grocery-shopping through preparation.

SHADES Theater offers performances on a wide variety of issues from sexual health to sexuality, alcohol and other drugs, body image, LGBTQA issues, racism, relationships, and more.  Performances include 4–5 short scenes followed by a facilitated discussion with the audience while the actors remain in character. Performances can be structured around one specific theme, such as sexuality and sexual health, or around a variety of themes including but not limited to:

  • Sexual health and sexuality
  • Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use
  • Mental health
  • Body image
  • Racism
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues
  • Gender
  • Relationships

When requesting a performance, indicate the issue(s) to be addressed. If the performance is being organized to address an incident in a residence hall, student organization, or Greek-letter organization, please indicate this as well.

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