• SHEP: Sexual Health
Education Program
Spring 2013 Interns
University Health Services,
Tang Center, Health
Promotion Unit
Sponsored Program
• Group of trained student
interns who promote
sexual health at Cal by
providing accurate,
Sexual Health Education Program
Based on a public health model, our target audience
includes all Cal students, regardless of gender, sexual
orientation, and level of sexual knowledge or
SHEP Components
• Outreach
• 1:1 appointments
• Topics in Sexual Health DeCal
• SHEP social media sites
• Special events
The SHEP Way
Harm Reduction:
a non-polarized, nonmoralizing, pragmatic,
realistic and client
centered philosophy that
sees any behavior that
reduces negative health
effects and its
consequences as a
positive step towards
minimizing harm and
possible injury.
Sex Positive:
an attitude that regards
all consensual sexual
activities as
fundamentally normal,
healthy and pleasurable,
and encourages sexual
pleasure and
SHEP Outreach
(Workshops and Tabling)
• Interactive games
• Discussion
• Lecture
• Demonstrations
Outreaches are tailored to fit the needs of the requesting group.
Icebreakers, games, and activities are an
important part of SHEP workshops and help
keep them fun, engaging, and interactive.
2013-2014 Workshop Topics
• Sexual debuts
– definitions of virginity; deciding when to become sexually active; mechanics of sex;
role of hormones; negotiating sex.
• Safer sex
– review various safer sex methods – commercial and DIY; communication skills
including consent
• Healthy relationships
– types of relationships; negotiating sex; characteristics of healthy, unhealthy and
abusive relationships; communication; dealing with conflict/break ups.
• Sexual pleasure
– overview of pleasure physiology, sexual arousal; importance of lube, toys and other
aids to enhance sexual experience.
• Intro to sexual health
– brief summary of reproductive and pleasure physiology; self-tests like testicular and
breast exams; STI testing - when and why to get tested.
– common STIs including modes of transmission, possible symptoms, testing options,
and treatment.
Cal students meet with a
trained intern one-onone
Free safer sex samples offered
Common Appt Topics
•Safer sex
• STI testing
• Birth control
• Sexual pleasure and
• Sexual
communication with a
• Healthy relationships
• LGBTQ issues
Sex 101: Topics in Sexual Health
Safe space and sex positive
• Mondays and Wednesdays
• 6-8PM
•30 students per section
•Lead by SHEP Student Leaders
Special Events
• Sexual Health
Awareness Week
(SHAW) – Fall
• National Condom
Day/Week (NCD/W) Spring
SHEP Social Media
Help Cal students maintain their sexy with sexual health
information and education via:
Articles written by interns
Safer Sex Supply map
Anonymous Questions
SHEP Talk Blog
Fall Training
Prepares interns with
sexual health information
they will need to be
successful in SHEP.
– Monday, August 26th –
Wednesday, August 28th
– Manual provided
– Handbook provided
• Interns meet with staff coordinator for a mandatory 2hour class on sexual health issues and receive Public
Health units
• Class is held Tuesday evenings 4-6PM in the Section
Club room at Tang
• Seminar focuses on continuing education and further
preparation for outreach, social media, and major
Who Should Apply?
• We accept applications from all UC Berkeley
• Students of all years and majors are welcome
to apply.
• While you don’t need any prior knowledge of
sexual health to be selected as an intern, a
base level knowledge will be helpful.
• We encourage students of diverse
backgrounds and experiences to apply.
**To apply, you must be able to commit to all of the
program components previously discussed.
• Available online on UHS SHEP page, FaceBook
page, and SHEP Talk Blog
• Applications are due by 5PM on Monday, April
• Application has questions regarding general
background data (name, major, etc.) as well as
essay response questions
• Interviews will be completed in small group
Upcoming Dates
• Application Deadline: April 8th at 5PM via
email to [email protected], or hardcopy to
Health Promotion front office.
• Group Interviews: April 15th – 26th
• Application status: Chosen peers will be
notified via email by Friday, May 3rd
• Party for current and accepted SHEP
Sexperts: Tuesday, May 7th from 5-6PM
Further questions?
• Contact Robin Mills, MA
Staff Coordinator
– (510) 642-3620
– [email protected]

SHEP Overview power-point - University Health Services