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Please request outreach events at least three weeks in advance to ensure our ability to accommodate your needs. Note: Due to high service demands, we cannot provide outreach presentations beyond the second week of November in fall or the second week of April in spring. Please call us at 903.886.5145 for any questions you have.

Available Programs

Explore our broad range of available programs below. We can also create a custom presentation to suit your group’s needs with advance notice.

The Adjustment to College presentation focuses on assisting students transitioning to A&M-Commerce. Whether you are a recent high school graduate, transferring from another college, or returning to school later in life, this presentation will help you identify challenges, utilize coping skills and access helpful resources on campus.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify stressors within the transition to college.
  2. Identify applicable campus resources.
  3. Use coping skills to mitigate distress.

The Coping Skills presentation focuses on tools and techniques to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress and maintain a sense of internal balance. We often develop negative coping skills because they work to help us survive. This presentation will help you find healthier ways to cope. This will allow you to rely less on coping in ways that are not good for you while using positive coping skills to manage chronic distress more effectively.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify negative coping skills and unhealthy thinking habits.
  • Learn healthy coping skills, including mindfulness and other effective techniques to create positive change.
  • Develop an action plan for self-care and a personal toolkit to manage distress, anxiety and difficult emotions.

Our Mastering Motivation presentation is a hands-on workshop designed to help you define motivation, explore types of motivation, identify reasons why people tend to lose motivation and push past moments when they're “not feeling it.” This workshop also discusses the power of habits and discipline, and delves into James Clear's best-selling book, “Atomic Habits.” You will learn about habit formation, identity’s role in motivation and habit forming, and how to stay on track with goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define motivation and identify what intrinsically and extrinsically motivates you.
  • Explore reasons for loss of motivation and discover ways to stay on track when feeling unmotivated.
  • Learn about effective habit formation and how to tie self-identity into goal setting.

Our Stress Management presentation focuses on identifying different types of stress and their effects on college students. This presentation will cover strategies to understand and reduce unhealthy levels of stress. You will learn skills to reduce stress, including in-session practice and follow-up information for practicing stress management skills at home.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize different types of stress.
  • Recognize the impacts of stress.
  • Learn to implement skills and techniques to help reduce and manage stress.

The Suicide Awareness and Intervention presentation seeks to increase your knowledge about suicide statistics, risk and protective factors, warning signs and referral resources. Additionally, you will learn to take action by utilizing empathic listening skills, communication skills and the ability to ask individuals if they are thinking about suicide.

Training Options:

  1. Campus Connect (2 hrs; open to students)
  2. Responding to Distressed Students (1.5 hrs; open to faculty/staff/students)
  3. QPR Suicide Prevention Training (2 hrs; open to faculty/staff)

Contact Us

  • Halladay Student Services, 203
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011

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