The HAWKS Peer Health Educators offer several programs by request for residence halls, student organizations, and other populations. Request a program now (please provide two weeks notice).

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New for Spring 2022

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)

Just as CPR helps anyone save a life in a medical emergency, QPR is a simple educational program that teaches students how to recognize a mental health emergency and get a person at-risk the help they need. In these trainings, certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructors teach the three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide: Question, Persuade, and Refer. In just 90 minutes, you can learn to save a life.

Training Audience and Goals

The more people trained in QPR, the more lives are saved. This is a bystander-intervention program delivered peer to peer. Note: Limit is 35 participants per session. Larger groups can run concurrent small groups. Goals of QPR Gatekeeper Training include:

  • Educating participants on the myths and facts associated with suicide
  • The warning signs of suicide and contributing causes
  • How to Question, Persuade, and Refer someone who may be suicidal
  • Sharing resources available to help someone in crisis

Generation Rx

You’ve heard about prescription drug misuse, but what are the facts and myths? This discussion-based program addresses questions and issues students have about polysubstance use, stimulants including ADHD medications, depressants, opioids, and more.

Other Spring 2022 Programs

Behind Happy Faces- Taking Charge of Your Mental Health

Each individual program module is about 20 minutes and available by request either as a single program or any combination:

  • Understanding mental health
  • Changing ineffective coping
  • Good stress and stopping procrastination
  • The neuroscience of happiness

Behind the Post- One Love Foundation

Billions of photos are posted to social media every day, but you can’t always see the big picture through the small ones, especially when it comes to unhealthy relationships. BTP examines unhealthy relationship behaviors and the role social media can play.

Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP)

An evidence based program, ASTP provides information about legal, low risk alcohol use and focuses on decision-making and responsible actions around alcohol use. The program helps students determine what is low risk for them, making a plan for times alcohol may be a choice, and resources available on and off campus.


Based on positive psychology, Flourish guides students to the daily habits that improve overall mental well-being. We share campus and community resources and encouragement for everyone who wants to Flourish and thrive in their Miami experience!

Healthy Relationships

Help students celebrate their identity by establishing healthy, fulfilling relationships with partners, friends, and family. This program includes how to use effective communication to maintain healthy relationships and how to recognize warning signs of unhealthy relationships.

Sex in the Basement

A popular sexual health program, especially with first year students, including a review of high-risk and low-risk sexual activities, how to put on a condom, an introduction to contraceptives and STIs, a discussion on the importance of consent and sexual assault, what may happen when sex and alcohol mix, and the safety of abstinence. Furthermore, students learn about valuable on- and off-campus sexual health resources.

Sexual and Interpersonal Violence

Do you know the signs of a healthy relationship? The definition of relationship violence? Learn the resources and answers to these and other questions about respect, consent, dating, and sexual intimacy decision making.

Step Up! Bystander Awareness

Bystander intervention gives students the tools they need to assist in a variety of situations.

Brief Presentations: “Fit in 15”

A limited number of 15-minute presentations are available to groups looking for information and resources. Topics include fitness, nutrition, interpersonal violence prevention, and alcohol risk reduction. Our Program Coordinator can talk with you about content specific for your group.

***HAWKS Peer Health Educators are always open to new ideas for programs!

Programs Offered by Our Partners

How to Help a Friend Training

Provided by Miami University community partner Women Helping Women, this training is designed to help equip students with best practices to responding to friends or peers who disclose sexual assault, harassment, stalking, or intimate partner violence. The spectrum of gender-based violence will be discussed along with responses that are helpful to support friends when they disclose and responses that can unintentionally shut someone down. Students will learn about both confidential and reporting resources on-campus and in the community.

  • Contact: Women Helping Women at or call/text 513-431-1111
  • Program Director – Casey Frazee Katz