A BE SAFE-trained staff knows that if a youth is using alcohol, other health-related issues may be influencing this teen’s choice to drink. Trained staff also know how to respond accordingly. A BE SAFE-trained program manager knows what policies should be in place to support this staff person’s response. BE SAFE leads two trainings for staff of youth-serving organizations.
BE SAFE 101: This training for staff who work directly with youth creates an awareness of how personal values and beliefs about BE SAFE issues shape individual interactions with youth. It provides skill-building exercises on responding appropriately to youth that helps foster meaningful, healthy connections between youth and staff.
BE SAFE 201: This training continues the process of building staff skills as well as assisting program managers in the identification of how policies, procedures and protocols can help to insure a climate of safety for youth and staff.
BE SAFE Partners also offer trainings specific to their issues.