Workshops & Trainings

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Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs (ATOD)

Party Safe - For Party Throwers and Goers (1 hour)

Let's talk about ways to get the good without the bad. This interactive program is intended to improve party culture by discussing ways to have fun while minimizing problems related to alcohol. Hospital transports, injuries, and public nuisance incidents don't have to be part of the college experience.

Cannabis Today (1 hour)

A more traditional presentation format, this program is intended to educate students about cannabis culture, campus policies and state and federal laws, how to use cannabis safely, and some of the facts and myths about cannabis.

Come Up for Air: Self-Care Alternatives to Substance Use (1 hour or 2 hour)

Deep breaths. Stress and anxiety have become such a part of our daily lives that most of us don't even realize we're stressed until we feel overwhelmed and are turning to alcohol or other substances to help us relax. In this interactive workshop, participants will consider what self-care means and explore strategies, techniques, and activities that may alter how they think about and manage stress. The 2 hour workshop also involves coming up with a personal self-care maintenance and emergency plan.

Let's Talk About It - Motivational Interviewing (3.0 hours either as a single session or split into two)

This program prepares students to have sometimes difficult conversations with peers about behavior change. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a style of communication used in clinical and non-clinical settings. Through the use of MI students can help their peers work through ambivalence and find the internal motivation to change harmful behaviors. The first hour of the session educates participants about the fundamental skills of MI and the second hour is spent engaging in role-playing activities. The program can be done in a single 2-hour session or broken into two separate 1-hour sessions.

Leave No Bearcat Behind: Recovery Ally Training (3-hour or 5-hour training)

The Recovery Ally Training program exists to increase the local community's substance use recovery capital. This means expanding knowledge and awareness of substance use disorders, decreasing stigma, and growing individual intervention skills. Recovery ally training is delivered in an interactive format and is meant to provide a starting point for friends, family members, lay persons, employers, health care providers, etc. to support those in or seeking recovery from a substance use disorder.

Individual modules in the 3-hour program include: Basic Science; Social Justice, Stigma & Recovery; What Does an Ally Do; Stages of Change & Motivational Interviewing; and Pathways to Recovery. The 5-hour training provides more in-depth training on motivational interviewing techniques.

Individuals who complete the Recovery Ally Training are provided a recovery ally sticker and certificate.

CLICK HERE to request an ATOD program. Please submit a separate form for each individual program request.

Naloxone Training (1 hour)

If you would like to request a training for an organization or have additional questions, reach out to Bennett Doughty, program director, at

The Binghamton University Opioid Overdose Prevention Program regularly provides Naloxone training virtually and in -person throughout the academic year. Individuals interested in participating in a training should view the events calendar on B-Engaged.

For more information about trainings visit the Binghamton University OOPP website.

Mental Health 

Depression & Anxiety

Self-reported anxiety and depression has skyrocketed since the beginning of the pandemic. This workshop provides students with a judgment-free space to discuss depression and anxiety, as well as the role that college students stressors play in mental health. Facilitators will encourage discussion around risk factors, warning signs, and when to seek professional help. This workshop also offers information regarding coping strategies and aids in the de-stigmatization of seeking help.

How to Help a Friend

This workshop encourages students to take action steps to support the safety and mental well-being of their friends and loved ones, and prevent a mental health crisis. The facilitators review how to identify signs of distress and how to support someone who is struggling (including providing on-campus and local resources). 

Mental Health Stigma & Advocacy

This workshop identifies and outlines the impact of mental health stigma facing college students, and provides guidance on how students can fight stigma in their personal lives and communities. Additionally, the workshop details what it means to advocate for others in need of support, provides guidance on how to support peers, and reviews on campus, local, and national resources.

Stress Management & Self-Care

The goal of this workshop is to bring attention to the "culture of stress" within the college student population, and the potential risk factors. Additionally, participants will be provided education around how to prevent burnout due to stress and suggestions for developing a self-care action plan.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for those ages 18-24; indicating there is  great need to have conversations about suicide prevention. This workshop focuses specifically on suicide warning signs and risk factors, how to discuss suicide, how to ask friends if they are having thoughts of harming themselves, and how to connect peers who are at risk to potentially life-saving resources. 

CLICK HERE to request a mental health program. Submit a separate form for each individual program request.

Sexual Health

Safer Sex (1 hour)

A workshop, discussion, and educational opportunity that covers contraception, STIs, campus resources, and much more. If you would like to request a Safer Sex workshop, please fill out our Request a Workshop form.

General Health

Sleep (1 hour)

Daytime sleepiness, sleep deprivation, and irregular sleep schedules are highly prevalent among college students, as 50% report daytime sleepiness and 70% attain insufficient sleep. Sleep helps college students stay focused, improves concentration and academic performance, and improves mental health. 

This workshop covers:

  • Importance of sleep
  • Stages of sleep
  • What affects sleep
  • COVID and sleep
  • Technology and sleep
  • Tips for getting better sleep

If you would like to request a Safer Sex workshop, please fill out our Request a Workshop form.