Long Island Crisis Center offers community education workshops both on-site and virtually, to students, faculty and staff in schools, agencies and community centers on a variety of topics pertaining to today’s youth.

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Free Workshops for Students and Young People

  • Suicide Prevention for Adolescents: Four out of five students tell a peer they are thinking of suicide. Students learn the warning signs, risk factors and ways to help a friend who is thinking of suicide.
  • Managing Emotions: Students learn the difference between positive and negative expression of emotions. They are given strategies to deal with their emotions in ways that avoid negative consequences.
  • Cyber Bullying Awareness: Students learn consequences of negative social media behavior, how to keep themselves safe, their legal rights in cyberspace, and the correlation between bullying and suicide. The workshop also addresses sexting and sextortion.
  • Let’s Talk Mental Health: Students learn what it means to have a good, positive mental health. In this interactive workshop students share coping strategies, learn how to create new strategies, and learn about helpful resources.
  • Peer Leader Training: Any of the above workshops can be customized for your school’s Peer Leader Program. Peer Leaders will learn the importance of their roles in the school, how to connect with a peer in crisis, and the resources available.

To book one of the workshops listed above, or for more information, please contact Theresa Buhse (516) 826-0244 or email tbuhse@longislandcrisiscenter.org


  • Understanding Sexual Orientation
    This workshop raises awareness regarding what lesbian, gay, and bisexual students face both in and outside of school. It encourages students to examine their own feelings and opens dialogue to increase sensitivity and reduce bias.
  • Understanding Gender
    This presentation helps to raise understanding and awareness surrounding the topics of transphobia, gender identity, and gender expression, and what it means to be transgender and non-binary.
  • Allyship in Action
    Designed for students who are members of Gay/Straight Alliances (GSAs). Through lecture, open discussion and role-playing, students examine their own viewpoints and develop improved skills for responding to anti-LGBTQ bias in their schools and communities

To book one of the workshops listed above, or for more information, please contact Christine Salama at (516) 679-9000 Ext. 15 or email csalama@longislandcrisiscenter.org


Workshops for Faculty, Administrators, and Professionals

Note: An honorarium is charged for these workshops

  • Suicide Prevention: 80% of young people who attempt suicide tell someone first. Learn the risk factors, what leads a young person to think about suicide, warning signs, and how to talk to someone who is feeling suicidal.

To book the workshop listed above, or for more information, please contact Theresa Buhse (516) 826-0244 or email tbuhse@longislandcrisiscenter.org


  • Creating Safer Schools for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning/ Queer (LGBTQ) Youth
    Designed for all school personnel to raise awareness about challenges faced by LGBTQ youth. Participants will discuss the risk factors and explore realistic strategies to make school a safer place for all students, including the creation of Gay/Straight Alliances.
  • Navigating Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community
    This discussion based, informative presentation gives attendees an opportunity to leave with a greater understanding of how to create an affirming environment within their own therapeutic space, includes a full review of the “do’s and don’ts”. This workshop is designed for mental health and/or clinical professionals.  The objectives of this presentation is to help mental health providers understand the ways in which sexual orientation and gender identity impact mental health and gain a greater understanding of Gender Dysphoria and how to help people identify coping skills to manage it.
  • Working with the LGBTQ Community
    LGBTQ individuals face particular challenges while navigating supportive services and the world around them. Service providers, social workers, and mental health professionals are introduced to the dynamics of growing up as a member of the LGBTQ community. Specific emphasis is placed on transgender youth and young men who have sex with men. Learn how your organization can become more responsive to this population.

To book one of the workshops listed above, or for more information, please contact Aiden Jay Kaplan (516) 679-9000 ext. 11 or email akaplan@longislandcrisiscenter.org



Agency Materials: Posters, brochures and hotline cards are available by request. Please call (516) 826-0244.