"Take Care of Yourself. Take Care of Each Other. Take Care DePaul."
Take Care DePaul is a call for all members of the DePaul community (students, faculty, staff, families and alumni) to create a healthy and safe campus community. We encourage all community members to make choices that positively impact their well-being and the well-being of others, and that align with DePaul’s Vincentian mission.
Take Care DePaul Messaging Campaign
The Take Care DePaul messaging campaign encourages everyone in the DePaul community to not only look out for their own well-being, but to also look out for the well-being of each other. The Take Care DePaul posters address a range of health and wellness issues, including sexual violence, alcohol use and stress.
Take Care DePaul Social Media
The #TakeCareDePaul hashtag has been introduced and the message is being shared through social media and various educational initiatives. Follow the office of Health Promotion and Wellness on Twitter @HealthyDePaul and Facebook at Health Promotion and Wellness at DePaul for health and wellness information and resources.
Bystander Intervention Training
A bystander is someone present but not taking part in a situation or event. Even if the situation or event appears to be problematic, a bystander may not intervene because they may or may not know what to do, may think others will act, or may be afraid to intervene.
Bystander Intervention workshops offered by the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness teach potential bystanders safe and positive ways they can act to prevent or intervene when there is a risk for sexual or relationship violence. Workshops equip members of the DePaul community with the awareness, skills, and ability to challenge social norms that perpetuate sexual violence.
Participants not only learn to make observations and recognize warning behaviors that may require intervention, they also learn the appropriate skills to intervene safely and effectively, in both direct and indirect ways.
If you are interested in participating in a bystander intervention training or would like to request a training for your class, organization or group, please email the Office of Health Promotion & Wellness.
Peer Health Education Program
In fall 2015, the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness implemented a peer health education program. The peer health educators are trained to provide educational programs to students on a range of health and wellness issues, including sexual and relationship violence, sexual health, stress and alcohol and drugs. If you have any questions or would like more information about the Peer Health Education Program please email the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness.