Request a Health-Related Workshop

Whether you want a professional to come speak to your group or class — or you’re looking for a do-it-yourself workshop — you can request any one of the programs and workshops offered through Wellness Education Services, Student Health Services and Counseling Services.

Who Are These Programs For?

While most of our workshops and programs are designed for students, we also have options for faculty and staff. These faculty and staff workshops raise awareness and promote understanding of student concerns, allowing faculty and staff to better serve students. Please read the program descriptions carefully for more information. 

How to Request a Program

Step 1. Plan Ahead

All programs require at least two weeks advance notice, and should have at least 10 attendees. Please note that you are responsible for providing any required presentation equipment on-site (e.g., a computer, audio/speakers, projector and screen); if you cannot provide the equipment, please let us know.

Step 2. Review the Available Programs

Read the descriptions on this page and decide which program is right for you.

Step 3: Fill Out the Request Form

Make sure you include your contact information.

Step 4. We Will Contact You to Confirm

When your request is received, we will contact you to coordinate details and confirm the time, date and location for your program. Your request is not confirmed until you are contacted by one of our staff members.

Step 5. Promote Your Program

Please collaborate with others and advertise your program to attract attendees and ensure participation.

In This Section

DIY Stress Relief Event

Check out this list of suggested stress-relief events — perfect for Resident Advisors and student organizations.

Condom Requests

If you would like to distribute condoms at an event, please contact Student Health Services to help you plan the event. We have male and female condoms, lubricant and dental dams available.

Workshop Topics and Descriptions

Alcohol

Recognizing Limits: Bystander Intervention for Alcohol Use

This workshop deepens understanding of bystander intervention. Students learn how to recognize problem situations involving alcohol and develop strategies for intervening safely.

At Risk Students

Helping Students in Emotional Distress

At times, you will have contact with students whose problems or behaviors cause you concern, discomfort, or may interfere with your work, their education or the education of other students. This program will focus on providing faculty and staff with the necessary skills to identify, communicate with and refer emotionally distressed students to the appropriate mental health services.

Communication Skills

Communication Skills For Life

Interpersonal stress is one of the most common concerns for college students. Most interpersonal difficulties result from poor communication. In this workshop, students will learn healthy and effective ways to assert their needs and resolve conflicts in their personal and academic life.

Diversity

Diversity Workshop

This program engages students in an interactive exploration and self-assessment regarding culture, diversity, biases, microaggressions, stereotypes, and privilege. Help increase your students’ awareness of who they are and how they interact with the world around them.

Gender and Sexuality

Gender Matters

An exploration and open discussion of gender, and its relationship to how we experience life –sex, television, sports, partying, violence, relationships, health, etc. The program separates the class into groups for a peer facilitated activity, before bringing everyone back together for an open, honest discussion where nothing is off limits.

Relationships

Let’s Get it On: The What’s, Why’s and How’s of Consent

Sex without consent is rape. Learn how to respect yourself — and respect your partner — through this honest dissection of what consent looks like in relationships, and why it's so important.

Relationship Jeopardy

How much do you really know about relationships? This workshop utilizes a fun, competitive game to educate and test your knowledge about healthy relationships, safer sex, sexual violence and relationship diversity.

You + Me =? An Open Discussion About Relationships

Discuss with others the different types of relationships we may find ourselves taking part in, and how to navigate these relationships.

Sexual Health

Male/Female Condom Demonstrations

Participants will get the opportunity to both watch and practice on a model. Anyone who participates gets a prize and condoms to take home.

Health Care Provider Talks

We have registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and board-certified physicians who can come and speak at your event. Please make your request for a health care provider at least four weeks in advance so the provider can allow time in his or her schedule.

Sex Bingo

Test your knowledge of sexual health topics with this fun bingo game. Invite us to your late-night event, club meeting, or sorority/fraternity for a fun bingo night.

STI Jeopardy

Learn the latest information regarding sexually transmitted infections and how to practice responsible intimacy and safer sex. STI Jeopardy is a fun, interactive game where everyone wins prizes at the end of the game. No question is off limits!

Myths and Misconceptions at Safe Sex

This interactive 40-minute workshop covers common beliefs held among college students regarding safe sex and birth control.

Sex in the Elevator

This kit, which allows you to run your own program, includes a list of questions that you can ask, plus giveaways, condoms, lubricant, pamphlets about STIs and Student Health Services informational cards.

Dating and Your Sexual Health

Targeted toward International students, this workshop discusses common dating terminology in the US and the various risk behaviors that come along with different degrees of commitment in intimate relationships.

Condom Requests

If you would like to distribute condoms at an event, please contact Student Health Services to help you plan the event. We have male and female condoms, lubricant and dental dams available.

Sexual Violence

How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor

One in four women experienced a sexual assault during her undergraduate years, according to a 2015 study. Learn how to help others recover from rape and sexual assault, utilize local resources, and get involved in sexual assault prevention efforts at UB.

Bystander Intervention Training

Become empowered to help prevent sexual violence. Through this workshop, you will learn how to identify problem behaviors, decide when and how to intervene, and work through scenarios to practice getting involved in a safe environment. Participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Sleep

The ABCs of Getting Your ZZZZs

Discover the importance of sleep, the effects of sleep deprivation and strategies for getting better sleep. This workshop helps students avoid sleep deprivation, which can lead to decreased performance and alertness, difficulty concentrating, memory problems and emotional distress.

Stress

Got Stress?

The American College Health Association cites stress as the number-one impediment to academic performance in its national college health assessment. In this presentation students will learn to manage stress by utilizing mindfulness, self-care, and school-life balance.

Preventing Burnout for Busy Student Leaders

See which coping strategies can reduce stress and and improve your overall health. This workshop may include discussions of relaxation techniques, time management, sleep, diet and nutrition.

Suicide Prevention

Question, Persuade, Refer — Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. The good news is that most suicides can be prevented if concerned others learn to recognize the risk factors, develop comfort asking about suicidal thoughts, and know where to send someone for help. Participants in this presentation will leave with practical knowledge for helping others who might be at risk for suicide.

QPR training is also available on specific dates throughout the semester.  Visit the Suicide Intervention page to learn more.

Additional Topics

If the topic you are interested in is not listed, select the “Other” option then describe what you need in the “Comments” section along with any other information that will help us deliver the program you want. The Student Wellness Team is happy to work with you to create a presentation that will fit your needs.

Facilitated Workshop Request Form

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University at Buffalo
114 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2837; Fax: (716) 645-6234

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