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Health Educators Reaching Others & Encouraging Success (HEROES) is a peer-led student organization that aims to educate students, faculty, administrators and staff about the health and wellness issues that are prevalent within the MSUB campus community through events, social media campaigns, and the Wellness Course on D2L. HEROES joins the National Association of Student Personnel Affairs (NASPA) in order to provide education and prevention efforts as well as increase awareness and communication within the academic community regarding student health and wellness. 

Health and Wellness Topics

  • Alcohol use, misuse, and abuse
  • Tobacco cessation, prevention, and education
  • Other drugs such as marijuana education
  • Physical fitness
  • Nutrition 
  • Sexual health topics such as consent, contraception, STI prevention, and HIV/AIDS
  • Healthy relationship topics such as boundaries
  • Self-care and stress management
  • Mental health awareness and education
  • Domestic abuse and sexual assault awareness

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Mission

Educate about healthy lifestyles using peer support to encourage success.

Vision

Students live healthy lives here and beyond. 

Become a HEROES Member

  • Connect with others
  • Build your passion around health
  • Improve your resume
  • Attend out-of-state conferences
  • And more!

Apply Today!

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Access the HEROES Application

 

Travel Opportunities

Heroes members at General Assembly

In-state and out-of-state conferences

 

Learn About Wellness

Minnie, a Heroes member, tabling with an educational board

Student health and wellness information

Connect With Us

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Upcoming events, the Wellness & Diversity Center and social media links

Professional Training Opportunities 

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Certified Peer Educator Training

NASPA

CPE Training is a comprehensive, 12-hour foundation training suitable for any health and safety focused collegiate peer education group. The training concentrates on the skills needed by all peer educators. The training consists of 9 modules:

  • Understanding the Power of Peer Education
  • Strategies for Change in High-Risk Behaviors
  • Listening Skills
  • Responding and Referral Skills
  • Intervention Skills
  • Developing Inclusive Peer Education Efforts
  • Programming and Presentation Skills
  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Group Development and Success
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Bystander Intervention Training

Step UP!

Step UP! is a prosocial behavior and bystander intervention program that educates participants to be proactive in helping others. It educates people about the barriers to helping as well as strategies, skills and the determinants of prosocial behavior makes them more likely to help in the future. Now more than ever leaders understand the importance of being an active bystander. The bottom line is many unfortunate incidents are preventable with intervention.

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Foundations Training

Planned Parenthood

The goal of the Foundations Training Initiative is to ensure that all educators tasked with teaching sexuality education are equipped with the skills needed to effectively facilitate student learning, create safe and inclusive classroom environments and provide opportunities for meaningful skill-building and values exploration, regardless of the specific curriculum or grade-level that they teach.

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One Love Workshops

One Love Foundation

One Love educates young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better. One Loveinteractive workshops use captivating films, peer-to-peer discussions, and immersive activities to start life-changing conversations about healthy and unhealthy relationships.

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Campus Security Authority Training 

MSU Billings Campus Police 

Under the Clery Act, MSU Billings is required to designate certain individuals and
organizations as Campus Security Authorities (CSA’s). Crimes reported to any CSA will be included in the annual crime statistics. A written request for statistical information is made at least on an annual basis to all Campus Security Authorities. CSA’s are also informed through training to report crimes to the UPD in a timely manner so that those crimes can be evaluated for timely warning purposes. .

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Mental Health First Aid

National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. The training helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.

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Sex Signals

Catharsis Productions

A two-person team of highly-trained educators takes the audience on an interactive, relevant, and often-hilarious exploration of the cultural messaging we receive about gender, sexuality, sexual health and intimate relationships. It examines what role culture and privilege play in justifying unhealthy and dangerous beliefs about what is acceptable social and sexual behavior.

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QPR Training

QPR Institute

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.