Outreach Topics Offered


This one-hour interactive program gives students a multitude of information on the benefits of proper sleep along with an understanding of the cognitive deficits that occur without proper sleep. Individual assessment and tips to improve sleep are included.

These one-hour programs center around alcohol and substance use topics relevant to students. A range of topics are offered. Please provide specific topic preferences in the comments field when requesting an outreach program.

This one hour program will explore the impact of advertising and media messages on women's body image. It explores cultural ideals and the myth of attainable perfection and how these contribute to body (and self) dissatisfaction and can lead to disordered eating attitudes and behaviors. Strategies for developing and maintaining a positive and healthy body image will be emphasized.

This one-hour interactive program will provide education about depression, anxiety, suicide, and SAD and can be customized to focus on any one or combination of these topics. The program discusses symptoms, risk factors, prevalence rates, and how to help those affected.

This one hour interactive program gives students a multitude of information on eating disorders. The program begins with a discussion of the media's influence then transitions to a look at types of eating disorders, their symptoms, and consequences. The program gives tips for healing negative body image and promoting positive body image as well as how to talk to a friend about their eating disorder or seek help for your own eating disorder.

This one-hour program will provide education about friendship building on college campuses, the importance of healthy relationships to our functioning, basic friend-making skills, basic effective communication skills, and recognizing and combating loneliness.

This program is designed to help students learn how to establish and maintain healthy romantic relationships. Specifically, you will identify healthy and unhealthy characteristics of current and/or past relationships. Participants will be provided with information about appropriate relationship boundaries and communications skills. 

This one hour interactive program will provide education about reasons to approach an instructor and ways in which one can successfully interact with the instructor. The program also provides information on how to prepare for a meeting with an instructor and how classroom preparation and behavior influence the professor's opinion of and attitude towards students.

Adjusting to university life can be very stressful for first-year students. This interactive workshop discusses some of the common issues first-year students face in adjusting to college life and promotes a dialogue that centers on connecting to peers and getting involved on campus. Information regarding campus resources will be provided.

This program will look at the seldom discussed topic of male sexual assault. Although men may have some of the same feelings and reactions to sexual assault as women, this program will show how men also have unique responses. This program will also discuss others issues regarding male sexuality such as male consent to sex and supporting males who have been sexually assaulted.

This one-hour interactive program gives students a multitude of tactics to help remember information. Students discuss mnemonics, acronyms, rhythms, and other techniques that help to make memorizing information easier.

This one-hour interactive program will provide education about online relationships. The program will facilitate a discussion on the pros and cons of online relationships. The program will also discuss the basics of safety and security of online relationships. Finally, the program will provide a component that promotes the maintenance of in-person healthy relationships.

This one-hour interactive program gives students several tactics to help overcome test anxiety. Students discuss preparation, stress management, cognitive restructuring, and behavioral tips to help make test taking easier.

In the United States, a person commits suicide every 15 minutes and suicide remains the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. The QPR program will help students recognize the warning signs of suicide and teach the QPR method (Question, Persuade, Refer) of suicide prevention. It will also relay common myths and misconceptions about suicide.

This one-hour interactive program will provide education about dating, healthy and unhealthy components of relationships, how to know when to leave an unhealthy relationship, tips for healthy relationships, daters rights, and sexual rights, as well as precautions related to online dating.

This program will give a brief overview of self-injurious behavior: definition, incidence and prevalence rates at GVSU as well as nationally, risk factors, theories about why people engage in this behavior, and how to help.

This program will provide valuable information and resources in the area of sexual assault as well as explore the effects that rape has on the individual and those who care about them. The seminar will also have an open dialogue about the concept of rape culture and challenging social assumptions.

This one-hour interactive program will provide education about stressors and stress management - more specifically the consequences of stress, common stressors that exist in college life, and a basic stepwise approach to self-care and stress management techniques.

This one-hour interactive program will provide education about common reactions and feelings when a romantic relationship ends, common stages involved in recovering from a loss, and self-help strategies to manage the pain and help oneself recover.

This one-hour interactive program will provide education about time management. The program begins with an exercise demonstrating how all the hours in a standard week are accounted for. The program highlights the basic principles of time management and goal setting strategies. The program ends with a discussion of ways to overcome procrastination.

The program will consist of information concerning the common stressors of transitioning home for the holidays, self-help strategies to manage holiday stress, and discussion concerning students personal experiences or stressors regarding transitioning to the home environment. Approximately 45-60 minutes in length.

The program will consist of information concerning the common stressors of transitioning from college, self-help strategies to manage stress, and discussion concerning students personal experiences or stressors regarding transitioning from GVSU to the working world or graduate school.

The program will consist of information concerning the common stressors of transitioning home for the summer, self-help strategies to manage stress, and discussion concerning students personal experiences or stressors regarding transitioning to the home environment. Approximately 45-60 minutes in length.



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