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  • What should I say to a young person who has questions about their sexual health?
  • What if I’m concerned about a staff person’s boundaries with a young person?
  • What if a youth comes to program clearly under the influence?

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 trainings with youth workers have been evaluated by National Institute on Out of School Time and have been shown to be necessary and effective. Download the evaluation report.

BE SAFE Partners also offer trainings specific to their issues.