Frequently Asked Questions
- Community buy-in about the importance of a bystander intervention program for alcohol-related medical emergencies from students at the institution all the way to the President's Office.
- Student input and active involvement.
- Customization to the campus environment and campus policies.
- Integration of program into a broader comprehensive alcohol and other drug prevention plan.
- Institutional support.
At Stony Brook, peer health educators and alcohol and other drug specialists teach and facilitate the alcohol emergency portion of the program including the role plays. CPR instructors from across campus partner to provide the CPR certification.
Because the program is so new, there are no formal evaluation results at this time. However, student engagement in participating in the training has been high despite little marketing effort on campus. Between the period of March 15 and April 26, 2009, nearly 100 Stony Brook students were trained, and student requests for training continue. Training sessions are planned for the Fall and Spring of the upcoming academic year. As data become available on impact of training, it will be posted to this website.