Peer Education Programs
TitanWell employs and trains Cal State Fullerton students to become Certified Peer Health Educators through NASPA’s BACCHUS initiative. Our Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are able to work on various teams within our department, including our TitanWell Hut, AMOD Squad, and Nutrition Advocates. To learn more, please email TitanWell@fullerton.edu
The TitanWell Hut is a mobile extension of our office that provides peer-to-peer education on a variety of health topics, multiple days a week. Students who visit the hut are offered a safe, inclusive, informative, and welcoming environment in which they become empowered to make more healthful choices for themselves and to promote healthy behaviors and wellness among the CSUF student population. Our Peer Health Educators are Certified through the BACCHUS Network—an initiative of NASPA. The hut program utilizes the Transtheortical Model to identify where a student is currently, and provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to elicit change. Participants interact with our peer educators through fun, interactive games and activities, walking away with increased awareness of health topics, resources, and prizes! The hut is in a different location each day— stop by and say hello! Follow us on Instagram to see what we’re up to this week! @titanwell
The Alcohol, Marijuana, and Other Drug (AMOD) Squad focuses on reducing harm associated with these substances among students at Cal State Fullerton. Through engaging presentations and activities that involve participants, students learn strategies to make a change regarding their use of alcohol and/or marijuana. The AMOD Squad facilitates group workshops and individual appointments for students who have been sanctioned for alcohol or marijuana use. CHOICES and BASICS are our alcohol sanctioned evidence-based programs and the M Project and PATH are for marijuana sanctions. Our goal is to motivate students to decrease their high-risk behavior, enabling them to increase their academic performance and their positive Titan experience.
TitanWell’s Nutrition Advocates are trained to provide nutrition workshops to classes, student organizations, as well as individuals. The Nutrition Advocates are the bridge between students and nutrition counseling with our campus dietitian. Before a student sees our dietitian, they can drop into one of our workshops to learn general nutrition information, or visit our more advanced Nutrition Hot Topics workshop, where they can learn about current trends in nutrition.
Sleep and Self-Care Team
The Sleep and Self-Care Team, also known as the Dream Team, works on promoting the importance of sleep and self-care amongst college students through a variety of outlets including: presentations, workshops, Dog Therapy, and other outreach events. The Dream Team provides an inclusive, judgment- free environment where students can explore their own forms of self-care and reflect on their personal sleep hygiene. Our objective is to have students contemplate on both their healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms of stress as well as their sleep health, and how to make the best of their college experience.
Sexual Health Team
The Sexual Health Team makes the sometimes-taboo topic of sexual health approachable for students through inclusive presentations and outreach events. This peer education group provides presentations to students on sexually transmitted infections, birth control, safer sex, healthy relationships, and much more. Presentations are by request and can be tailored for special populations. The Sexual Health Team also organizes free HIV testing events each semester and maintains our Condom Availability Program, providing increased access to reproductive services to students.