BASICS: BRIEF ALCOHOL SCREENING AND INTERVENTION FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
Following a harm reduction approach, BASICS is designed to assist students in examining their own drinking behavior in a judgement-free environment. It is completely voluntary and confidential. BASICS is not an abstinence-only program. BASICS is designed to help students make better decisions regarding alcohol. This consultation promotes responsible drinking, tips on making healthier choices and provides important information and skills for risk reduction. In order to identify discrepancies between a student’s own alcohol use and their perceptions of their Villanova peers’ alcohol use, every student completes a BASICS online survey prior to their scheduled BASICS consultation.
Nutrition coachings are one-on-one sessions with a registered dietitian to provide evidence-based nutrition education. These free sessions are offered to provide short-term support for students. Topics for nutrition coaching vary, but some topics may include sports nutrition, food allergies, weight management, eating in dining halls and general nutrition for healthy habits. Nutrition coaching consist of one initial session and up to three follow-up sessions. Each session is tailored to the students’ specific needs and will address strategies to make behavior changes in order to live a more balanced, well-nourished life.
SLEEP ASSESSMENT AND PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK
Sleep has many positive effects on health and well-being, but many college students report getting insufficient sleep each night. Students struggle with balancing their time, stress and sleep. The consultation with a Health Promotion staff member helps to identify additional strategies and resources for improving sleep. A student first completes an online assessment which is used to develop a customized feedback profile for them to use in their consultation session. Students are also asked to keep a two-week sleep diary in which they closely track their daily routine and sleep hygiene for additional feedback and recommendations.
Complete the initial online sleep assessment survey.
STRESS MANAGEMENT FEEDBACK PROGRAM
The stress management feedback program focuses on building student skills in resourcefulness and addressing specific expressions of stress. Stress is the #1 reported reason for negative academic consequences among Villanova students. The stress management feedback program consists of three, 30-minute feedback sessions based on The Stress Profiler and a graduated series of steps to evaluating and improving stress management strategies.
Complete this assessment to schedule your stress management consultation.
TOBACCO CESSATION COACHING
The Office of Health Promotion uses the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking program. Because no single cessation technique is effective for all smokers, the program includes a comprehensive variety of evidence-based cessation techniques. The Freedom From Smoking program consists of eight sessions. It is delivered by an American Lung Association-trained facilitator. Each session uses techniques based on pharmacological and psychological principles and methods designed to help smokers gain control over their behavior.
Any student, faculty or staff member can request a Health Promotion program for students and student organizations. If you don’t see what you are looking for, we will work with you to tailor the program to meet your needs.