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BE SAFE Trainings

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BE SAFE 101 is for staff who work directly with youth. This training 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 so as to enhance meaningful, healthy connections between youth and staff.

BE SAFE 101 provides an opportunity for staff to:

  • Engage in a shared experience designed to create an understanding of how their individual attitudes and beliefs about BE SAFE issues affect their work with youth;
  • Build skills on how to respond to youth in ways that enhance connections and foster healthy decision-making by youth.

The sessions are experiential and interactive using group role plays and forced-choice exercises drawn from the realities of the programs. Practice is aimed at assisting participants in how to have complicated and difficult conversations with youth. 


Participants will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of how their own values, attitudes, and beliefs affect their role as a caring adult in the lives of the youth in their program.
  • Increase their understanding of adolescence as a pivotal developmental step towards adulthood.
  • Understand their role as an active listener and resiliency mentor to the youth in their programs.
  • Identify ones own strengths/skills and those strengths/skills of other staff in the program.
  • Explore individual and programmatic responses in the arenas of: sexual health, interpersonal violence, and substance abuse, and how these issues interact with each other.


BE SAFE  201 continues the process of building staff skills as well as assisting programs in the identification of how policies, procedures, and protocols can help to insure a climate of safety for youth and staff.

BE SAFE 201 helps to build:

  • Program capacity
  • Knowledge of resources
  • Consistency of approach and response


Participants will:

  • Become more familiar with their program guidelines, procedures, protocols, and policies as they relate to BE SAFE issues.
  • Identify areas for improvement to further support a climate of safety.
  • Identify program stakeholders and community members that will be instrumental in making change.
  • Strategize ways to implement new policies and procedures to ensure a climate of safety.
  • Gain a deeper knowledge of community resources.

Training Length

  • Each training is 8 hours long, and can be offered in 1, 2, or 3 sessions.

For more information, or to schedule this training, please e-mail us.