Ohio University

Health Promotion Response to COVID-19

The Office of Health Promotion is currently open but staff are working remotely and there may be a delay in response time. For questions, please contact individual staff members directly or email healthpromotion@ohio.edu.

During remote learning and working, many program offerings have been suspended. However, our staff are offering virtual presentations, which can be accessed by downloading from the links below. Please feel free to follow up directly with staff (via email) to ask questions about the presentation offerings.

Please check in with the Ohio University Coronavirus Response page often for updates.

University COVID Info

Recovery is Spoken Here

Recovery Ally Training

This presentation is recommended for Ohio University staff and student workers seeking meaningful work during COVID-19 remote working. Questions about the presentation can be directed to Ann Addington.

Download the Recovery is Spoken Here presentation [PPT]

Violence Prevention Remote Workshops

To schedule the following remote workshops on violence prevention issues, contact Mathew Hall at hallm2@ohio.edu. Remote workshops can be provided either synchronously or asynchronously.

Power-Based Personal Violence & Bystander Intervention

This program examines the intersectional nature of violence and the ways in which bystander intervention can be used to disrupt behaviors like racism, sexism, homophobia/transphobia, xenophobia, micro-aggressions, etc.

Microaggressions and Bystander Intervention

This interactive workshop will employ bystander intervention techniques to combat micro-aggressions and other forms of oppressive behavior in the classroom and/or workplace. The goal is to determine what specific strategies will work for you when reacting in the moment, as well as proactive steps that you or your office/department can take to create a proactive atmosphere that prevents these issues before they happen. Bystander Intervention is both about management of a situation AND systemic culture change.

Comprehensive Sex Education as Violence Prevention

By re-centering sexuality education in a comprehensive and medically accurate fashion that focuses on bodies, boundaries, pleasure, inclusiveness, and communication, research has shown that young people are better able to navigate health choices, feel increased self-confidence, have lower rates of STI transmission and pregnancy, etc. Further, with more self-efficacy, young people rely less on alcohol and unhealthy means for negotiating sexual activity, thus reducing problematic health outcomes (like sexual assault, condom failure, etc).

Masculinity and Media: How Gender Scripts Impact Sexual Violence

An important element of deconstructing sexual violence involves critical analysis of popular media and how it influences gender scripts, cultural attitudes about sex, and its normalization of rape culture. In this workshop, attendees will examine popular media from the early 20th century to present to explore the constructs of masculinity. Afterwards, the workshop will examine how toxic masculinity and toxic gender roles influence the prevalence of sexual violence, the normalization of rape culture, and the continued issue of campus sexual assault.