Students are welcome to schedule individual consultations or BASICS appointments to gather information and resources. To schedule, email Wellness & Prevention Services at email@example.com or call us at 781-239-5200.
Personalized Feedback Intervention (PFI)
The PFI is an online tool designed to analyze the participant’s substance use based on their personal reporting, and provide feedback and education. While often utilized as an education sanction, the PFI is available for all Babson students. Take the 10-minute Personalized Feedback Intervention survey and receive your results immediately. A Wellness & Prevention Services Staff member may reach out upon completion of the PFI to offer an optional individual consult (see below) to expand upon the PFI results.
Wellness & Prevention Services offers free and confidential consultations by appointment. These sessions typically last 45 minutes and provide students with an opportunity to explore the nature of their relationship with alcohol or other drugs, or to discuss concerns for friends, partners, and family members.
Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS)
BASICS is a two-session assessment designed specifically for college students. Developed at the University of Washington, BASICS is an evidence-based intervention that has been found to significantly reduce negative consequences associated with high-risk drinking. Students meet with a BASICS Provider for an intake interview and to complete an online screening instrument that gathers information about the student’s relationship with alcohol (BASICS I). A comprehensive personalized feedback profile is generated for the second session (BASICS II), which features comparisons to campus norms, consequences, and student goals. The Provider guides the student through their profile, using principles of Motivational Interviewing throughout the process.
In addition to these services, there are online screenings which may be helpful.