News: Healthy Relationships Week
Posted February 4, 2019
During the week of February 11th- 14th, Health Initiatives (HI) will be focusing on healthy relationships. The purpose of healthy relationships week is to inform the campus student population of the characteristics and tools needed to develop healthy relationships. It offers everyone an opportunity to dive into subjects about sex, “situationships”, consent, getting over heartbreak, and so much more. There will be activities and seminars throughout the week.
Healthy Relationships week is designed with the “hope that students will have greater confidence in practicing healthy relationships” said HI Health Educator, Deontez Wimbley. “Relationships are a part of life. Most people throughout their lifetime engage in some form of intimate partner relationship. Students need to know resources are available to help them thrive in life now and beyond their years at Tech,” said Wimbley. Join in on any or all of the events happening all week long:
Poly, Mono, Open, Solo: Healthy Relationships for everyone
Monday, February 11th Piedmont Room 6:00 pm-7: 00 pm
Healthy relationships are developed and maintained by characteristics and tools ranging from open communication to trust and equity. This program dives into healthy relationship themes that are necessary no matter one’s relationship dynamic.
Sexual Health 101
Tuesday, February 12th Unplugged Reading Room WVDC 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Come learn about a wide range of topics surrounding sexual health. There will be discussions about contraception methods, STI transmission, boundaries, condoms, and consent. Come learn about these topics and so many more.
Wednesday, February 13th Student Center Under the Couch 11am-1: 00 pm
This is a round table discussion where VOICE peer educators will lead guided conversations about sexual violence, healthy relationships, and consent.
Healthy Relationships Week Tabling
Thursday, February 14th 11 am - 1pm
Stop by our table in the Student Center Healthy Space. There will be games about various healthy relationship characteristics and styles. There will also be information about ways to support friends or loved ones who might be in unhealthy relationships. We will also have some Valentine’s giveaways!
Adulting and Relationships:
Thursday, February 14th Piedmont Room: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
As we navigate adult life and establish intimate partner relationships with new people, we are often confronted with rejection, heartbreak, new emotions, confusing “situationships”, and a host of other adulting relationship dilemmas. This workshop provides students with information on dating safely, dealing with rejection, setting boundaries and effectively communicating.
Please contact Deontez Wimbley from Health Initiatives if you have any further questions about Healthy Relationships Week. To learn more about relationships visit healthinitiatives.gatech.edu/relationships.