Presentation and Workshops

In addition to one-on-one services, there are many other ways enrolled students and other UF affiliates can interact with GatorWell. Request a GatorWell staff member to present on a health topic for a student organization, class, or other student event.

To provide the highest quality experience for GatorWell and our requestors, please review the following expectations:

1. GatorWell presentations are only available for persons affiliated with the University of Florida.

2. Requests should be submitted two (2) weeks in advanceof your desired program date. Approved request days and times may be adjusted based on GatorWell staff availability.

3. We ask for a minimum of 10 attendees for presentations

  • Resident Advisors are strongly encouraged to team up with other Resident Advisors and their Area Residence Life Government to put on a larger event to increase attendance between floors and halls.
  • Student Organizations are encouraged to partner with other student organizations or schedule presentations as part of an open business meeting or general body meeting.

Presentation Themes

A list of presentation/workshop themes is included below. Select a theme to view objectives that are often associated with that topic. We encourage you to use these provided objectives to identify the information you would like included in your request. Please note that you are not required to include any of the below objectives – they are provided to assist you in completing your request.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • Define common standard alcoholic drink sizes
  • Identify at least 3 risk reduction strategies to use if drinking alcohol
  • Identify 3 strategies to reduce, prevent, or stop tobacco and/or cannabis use
  • Identify at least 1 short-term consequence from high risk substance use
    • Requestor can specify specific substances
  • Explain effects of commonly misused substances on UF’s campus
    • Requestor can specify specific substances
  • Identify signs and risk factors of Substance Use Disorders in self and others
  • Identify signs that someone needs assistance due to intoxication
    • Requestor can specify specific substances
  • Develop way to express concern for a friend’s substance use
  • Develop 1 way to be an active bPreystander in substance use situations
    • Ex: smoking on campus
  • Discuss common reasons and motivations for substance use
    • Requestor can specify specific substances
  • Discuss perceived and actual rates of substance use on campus
  • Describe campus, state, and federal policies as they relate to substance use
  • Describe the interaction of substances and interpersonal violence
  • Describe the interaction of substances and consent
  • Identify the relationship between substances and stress

Sexual Health

  • Identify at least 2 aspects that define sex/sexuality
  • Discuss data associated with the sexual behaviors of UF students
  • Identify at least 2 reasons why people choose to abstain from or engage in sex
  • Discuss the commonly used contraceptive methods among UF students
  • Identify and compare contraceptive options (e.g., birth control pills, IUD, condoms, etc.)
  • Identify factors to consider when choosing a contraceptive method
  • Identify at least 2 tips on how to effectively communicate the importance of using contraception and preferred method of contraception with a partner, or others
  • Describe at least 2 tips on how to talk with a partner, or others, about STI testing
  • Demonstrate proper use of at least 1 barrier method (e.g, condoms, dental dams, lube, etc.)
  • Clarify common myths and stereotypes regarding sexual health
  • Identify 1-2 most common STI’s that affect college students in the US
  • Identify 1-2 factors that place 18-24 year olds at higher risk for STIs
  • Explain what HIV is and how it is spread
  • Identify at least 1 risk reduction strategy to preventing STI transmission
  • Identify campus resources available to meet a student’s sexual health needs
  • Describe the relationship between substances, sex, and consent

Interpersonal Violence

  • Identify at least 3 different types of interpersonal violence.
  • Describe actions they can take to prevent interpersonal violence.
  • Describe how interpersonal violence can affect a community.
  • Distinguish situations in which consent is and is not given
  • Describe different ways to ask for consent
  • Describe the role of consent in sexual assault prevention
  • Identify social norms that contribute to rape culture.
  • Recognize behaviors that contribute to rape culture.
  • Identify actions they can take to prevent a rape-supportive culture.
  • Describe signs/indicators of intimate partner/dating violence.
  • Describe characteristics of a healthy relationship.
  • Identify actions they can take to prevent intimate partner/dating violence.
  • Describe at least 3 cues to intervening in situations of potential harm.
  • Describe at least 2 barriers to intervening in situations of potential harm.
  • Describe the interaction of substances and interpersonal violence
  • Describe the interaction of substances and consent
  • Describe barrier method and contraceptive usage as it relates to consent
  • Identify how microagressions impact peers and the community

Stress Management

  • Discuss effective strategies to manage stress and practice self-care
  • Identify personal stressors, causes and signs of stress
  • Create a plan to manage your stress, practice self-care and/or practice mindfulness
  • Recognize the benefits of mindfulness and relaxation as it relates to academic and personal success
  • Practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques for managing stress
  • Explain stress management and self-care strategies related to final exam preparation
  • Discuss the intersection of substance use and stress
  • Explore how sleep and stress connect with each other
  • Explore how time management and stress connect with each other
  • Explore how procrastination and stress connect with each other
  • Discuss how finances can impact stress
  • Describe how job/career/internship experiences can impact stress
  • Explain the connection between stress and healthy relationships
  • Explain the connection between stress and spiritual wellness
  • Explore the importance of having supportive social relationships for stress management
  • Identify how to set healthy boundaries as an effective stress management strategy
  • Learn how to define mindfulness
  • Describe potential benefits of Mindfulness

Sleep Management

  • Explain the benefits of healthy sleep as it relates to academic performance and personal achievements.
  • Identify strategies to improve sleep quality, quantity, and consistency.
  • Create a plan for improved sleep.
  • Explain strategies for improved sleep environments.
  • Understand what occurs to the body when asleep.
  • Discuss the relationship between time management and sleep.
    • Identify strategies to prioritize sleep
    • Identify common time-wasters and distractions
  • Discuss the relationship between stress and sleep management.
  • Identify relaxation strategies for improved sleep.
  • Discuss relationships between food/alcohol consumption and sleep.
  • Discuss effective communication strategies with others about sleep preferences.

Time Management

  • Discuss strategies to overcome procrastination
  • Identify influencers of procrastination
  • Identify common time-wasters and distractions
  • Assess current time use
  • Explore effective time management strategies
  • Explore the relationship between time management, procrastination, and stress
  • Discuss the benefits of time management as it relates to academic performance and personal wellbeing.
  • Explain the three major stages of time management
  • Practice prioritizing tasks
  • Identify the importance of setting goals
  • Develop SMART goals

General Health and Wellness

  • Identify GatorWell’s Dimensions of Wellness Model.
  • Describe how the Dimensions of Wellness connect to everyday life.
  • Formulate an action step to improve individual wellness.
  • Identify various health resources on campus that are available to them.
  • Describe the decision making and goal setting process
  • Identify ways to get involved on campus
  • Identify strategies for strengthening social connections