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.
  • Understanding Self-Injury: As many as 17% of high school students engage in self-injury, and this behavior continues to be on the rise. Students learn healthy coping strategies and how to help themselves or a friend who self-injures.
  • 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 Laura Campbell (516) 826-0244 or email lcampbell@longislandcrisiscenter.org


  • Understanding Sexual Orientation: Raise awareness about what lesbian, gay and bisexual students face both in and outside of school. Encourages attendees to examine their feelings, and opens a dialogue to increase sensitivity and reduce bias.
  • Understanding Gender: Raises consciousness around gender identity and gender expression. Attendees learn about the specific needs of transgender communities.
  • How to be an Effective LGBT Ally: Designed for students who are members of the Gay/Straight Alliances. Through lecture, open discussions, 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 Lauren McCarthy (516) 679-9000 ext. 15 or email  lmccarthy@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.
  • Adolescent Self-Injury: Self-Injury is a behavior affecting as many as 17% of our students. This training reflects the most current studies from The Cornell Research Center on Non-Suicidal Self-Injury. Learn why students self-harm, warning signs, risk factors, contagion risk and the relationship between self-injury and suicide.
  • Stressed or Depressed (also for parents): Typical adolescent behavior often overlaps the early warning signs of mental health challenges. Learn how to differentiate and when it may be time to seek professional help.

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


  • Working with the LGBTQ Community: LGBTQ Individuals face particular challenges. This workshop explores basic terminology, and best practices for serving LGBTQ people. Specific emphasis is places on transgender youth and young men who have sex with men. Learn how you can become more responsive to this population.
  • PrEP/PEP- Creating a Culture of Effective Healthcare for YMSM: Can a pill a day (PrEP/PEP) prevent HIV? Professionals will learn about the challenges facing young gay and bisexual men living on Long Island and provide them with a better understanding of how to utilize PrEP/PEP as an intervention to lessen the HIV risk among this population.

To book one of the workshops listed above, or for more information, please contact Tawni Engel (516) 679-9000 ext. 12 or email tengel@longislandcrisiscenter.org


  • U=U (Undetectable=Untransmittable)- Effectively Incorporating the U=U Message into your HIV Prevention Care Programs: We now have the science to say that a person living with HIV, engaged in effective treatment with an undetectable viral load, cannot transmit HIV to their sexual partners. Learn the science and language, as well as the potential benefits to diminishing HIV stigma and engaging individuals living with HIV into effective treatment.

To book the workshop listed above, or for more information, please contact Maria DeMauro. 516-679-9000 or email mdemauro@longislandcrisiscenter.org


  • LivingWorks ASIST (not available virtually): An evidence based, two-day, face-to-face workshop featuring powerful audiovisuals, discussions and simulations. At a LivingWorks ASIST workshop, you’ll learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing the signs, providing a skilled intervention, and developing a safety plan to keep someone alive. Two knowledgeable, supportive trainers will guide you through the course, ensuring your comfort and safety.

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


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