Outreach and Education
This branch of our services allows our staff to meet, educate, and provide support to a large number of Wesleyan students. Our outreach programs span a diverse range of topics and formats; some are designed to provide basic information about our office while others are geared toward particular student groups and/or issues. Our outreach and education program makes it possible for us to connect with far more students than we see in individual and group counseling, and it allows our office to actively participate in and support the Wesleyan community.
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WeSupport Workshop Series
Wesleyan Counseling and Psychological Services is accepting applications for the WeSupport Workshop Series. WeSupport is a series of six 1-hour sessions that prepares students to be peer mental health advocates. Participating students will learn about a variety of mental health topics, become familiar with the signs that a friend or acquaintance may be in distress, gain practice talking with someone who is struggling, and become familiar with both campus and community resources. Students who complete all six sessions are eligible to join the WeSupport student group, an active network of peer mental health advocates.
Two concurrent workshops will be held, beginning the week of March 24th. Students can attend on Mondays from 4:15 – 5:15 or Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00. All workshops are held in 41 Wyllys room 110.
Interested students should contact Dr. Jennifer D’Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which day they prefer. Please respond soon as there are a limited number of spaces left in each section.
Register here by Thursday, February 6th.
WE Speak, WE Stand, Wesleyan’s Community of Care program, aims to create a campus that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol. The goal of the program is to empower bystanders to intervene in high risk situations involving alcohol use, sexual assault and relationship violence. Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be challenging for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.
Learn more about being an active bystander on Sunday, February 9th in Usdan 110 from 10am-2pm. Participants must attend the full training. Lunch will be provided. The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual violence prevention and alcohol use intervention. The sexual violence prevention track will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault and relationship violence, separate myths from facts and demonstrate and practice effective ways to intervene with friends, fellow students and community members. The alcohol track will equip you with the tools you need to intervene in situations involving alcohol and empower you to use those tools. Specifically, you will learn how alcohol affects your physiology and behavior and how to recognize an alcohol related medical emergency. We will demonstrate and practice appropriate ways to intervene when a fellow community member has a problem with alcohol use.
Contact us at 860.685.2910