- Weller Health Education
- Secondary Programs
Weller’s school-based health education programs are approximately 45 minutes long and are presented in person to small or large groups. The option of virtual delivery is always available.
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Program Offerings 2023-2024
The Body Positivity program teaches students to appreciate and be confident in their bodies. Students will learn how to debunk the unrealistic standards of beauty and to build self-esteem.
In Brain Health, students learn how the brain functions and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle as it relates to brain health. Topics of discussion include lifestyle factors that affect brain health, the impact of drugs and alcohol on the brain, and recommendations for improving the brain health.
The Cyberbullying program discusses the seriousness of cyberbullying and challenges students to actively resist and report it. Students will learn how cyberbullying can sometimes result in deadly consequences and why bystanders play a critical role in stopping it.
Drugs and Addiction
The Drugs and Addiction program is an introduction to how drugs affect the body. Students will learn about the different categories of legal and illegal drugs, including stimulants, depressants, and opioids. Topics of discussion include medical marijuana, responsible use of prescription drugs, and the stages of substance abuse.
The Gender Identity program is intended to educate school faculty and staff about gender identity and sexuality. Topics of discussion include myths and facts regarding transgenderism, the difference between sexuality and gender identity, and how to foster an environment that is inclusive for transgender persons.
Opioids: Heroin & Fentanyl
In the Opioids: Heroin & Fentanyl program, students learn about the highly addictive nature of heroin and opioids and a brief history of heroin and the origins of opioid epidemic. Students will learn about the stages of substance abuse, how to say ‘no’ to drugs, and what to do if someone around them is experiencing a drug overdose.
Mental Health Awareness: Stress & Anxiety
This program teaches students how to identify sources of stress within their lives and how to cope with feelings of nervousness or sadness that that are often associated with stress. Students will develop an understanding of anxiety and depression, and will learn strategies for safely dealing with stress.
Nutrition for Student Athletes
The Nutrition for Student Athletes program discusses the relationship between food and athletic performance. Topics include the best foods to eat before and after a game, best practices for hydration, and foods that can inhibit performance.
Relationships 101: Communications & Conflict
Relationships 101 teaches students the key factors to maintaining healthy relationships, appropriate styles of communication, and resolving conflicts.
Relationships 201: Consent and Toxic Relationships
Relationships 201 teaches students about the key elements of a healthy and safe relationship. Students will learn what constitutes consent, and how to determine if consent has been granted. Students will learn how to recognize signs of a toxic or potentially abusive relationship.
Social Media Awareness
The Social Media Awareness program teaches students about the consequences of misusing social media. Students will understand the connection between social media and poor mental health, body image, and other social harms. Social media addiction and its effects on the developing adolescent brain will be discussed in detail. Students will ultimately learn how to use social media responsibly and in moderation.
In STI Health students will learn how to protect themselves and others from contracting and spreading sexually-transmitted infections. Topics discussed include the most common types of STIs, how STIs are spread, and resources for testing and treatment.
Understanding Depression teaches students about the symptoms, causes, and treatment for depression. Students will learn about risk factors for developing depression, how to recognize signs of depression, strategies for managing depression, and how to get help for themselves or a loved one who might be showing signs of depression.
The Vaping program teaches students about the risks and uncertainty about vaping. Students will learn about the harmful short and long-term effects of vaping, including the impact of nicotine addiction on adolescent brain development and exposure to potentially carcinogenic chemicals. The program concludes with students learning how to identify the signs of nicotine addiction as well as available resources for treatment.