Workshops & Trainings

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Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs

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

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.

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 bdoughty@binghamton.edu.

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.

Interpersonal Violence Prevention

To request a workshop email: 20to1@binghamton.edu

Bystander Intervention Program

Students learn how to safely intervene when confronted by a variety of interpersonal violence issues. The Bystander Intervention education functions as a forum  for students to learn about sexual violence prevention, domestic violence, hate crimes/bullying, hazing and other incidents of potential situations of interpersonal violence where there might be opportunity for bystander intervention. A critical part focuses on what influences the decision making process as it relates to student's individual experiences and perspectives. The program utilizes an interactive format with the fundamental purpose of engaging the audiences in meaningful dialogue.

Bystander Intervention - Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

Students are trained in the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships. This program explores different aspects of dating violence including verbal, emotional, physical, sexual abuse and stalking. 
20:1 Talks: Peer educators lead group discussions to engage peers in healthy conversations about current interpersonal violence topics with the goal of changing campus culture.

Consent Program

In this program, students learn about affirmative consent, how to obtain consent and why consent is important. Students also learn about incapacitation and coercion, the two most prevalent forms of violence on college campuses. Through the use of interactive activities, topics such as affirmative consent, victim blaming, predatory behavior and rape myths are addressed.

In Their Shoes

Teens and Dating Violence: In Their Shoes is an interactive program in which participants engage in interpersonal violence scenarios by becoming one of six characters who experience sexting, pregnancy, homophobia and stalking. The program increases understanding of the impact of interpersonal violence and creates empathy.

Men’s and Women’s Programs

These program focus on gender-based violence. The Men’s Program is an empathy building program, bringing men into the conversation of sexual violence, supporting survivors and creating safe spaces.  The Women’s Program focuses on victim blaming, preditory behavior, support and resources for victims.

One Love

Peers facilitate film-based workshops which spotlight on the early warning signs of unhealthy relationships. The Escalation Program is a bystander program using a depiction of dating violence. Behind the Post, examines unhealthy relationship behaviors and the role social media can play.

Tough Guise

After viewing Jackson Katz’s Tough Guise2 film, peers facilitate a discussion on toxic and healthy masculinity.

Understanding and Navigating Healthy LGBTQIA+ Relationships

This program examines aspects of unhealthy and healthy relationships that might impact those in the LGBTQIA+ community specifically.  

Mental Health Topics

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

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. 

Sexual Health

Safer Sex

An open discussion and educational opportunity about contraception, STIs, campus resources, and much more.