Health, Wellness & Prevention Services professional staff provide educational programs to students, staff and faculty on a variety of topics. We strive to provide programs that are culturally relevant, inclusive of diverse communities and identities, sustainable, responsive to community needs and informed by research. Our programs also align with a socioecological model that considers risk and protective factors in the context of the student, relationships, institution, community and the broader society.
Programs to Prevent Interpersonal Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking
EWU offers both primary prevention and awareness programs to new students, as well as ongoing prevention and awareness campaigns. These include:
Eagle Upstanders! is a required, online course for incoming students. New first year students, transfer students, and graduate students automatically be enrolled this course through their CANVAS account. This course provides information on healthy relationships, consent, sexual assault prevention, alcohol and substance use, mental health, and bystander intervention.
Speaking of Sex occurs during welcome week addresses sexual communication and sexual assault awareness. This program uses an interactive, improv style to engage students in real life scenarios that talk about consent, healthy relationships, hooking up and bystander intervention.
Start By Believing provides students with the information and skills they need to help a friend who discloses they have been sexually assaulted.
Sexual Assault Action Week happens in April each year with a week of activities to highlight the issues of sexual assault and harassment.
Ongoing programming is also provided through the Health Hut, in educational presentations to classes, sororities and fraternities, athletics and through social norms campaigns.
Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention Programs
QPR is an evidence-based, skill building suicide prevention gatekeeper program for students, staff and faculty. Through discussion and role play, participants will learn the warning signs of suicide and how to intervene when they are seen.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based, skills development course for students, staff and faculty to learn how to support someone who has a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.
Other Prevention Programs
If you are interested in presentations on topics not currently covered by our professional staff or peer health educators, please contact us to discuss your idea and we will work to create a program that fits your needs. Please provide a minimum of 2 weeks notice for development of a new presentation or program.
Presentations from one of our professional staff can be scheduled by contacting Health, Wellness, and Prevention Services at: 509.359.4279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.