The Student Assistance Program Team Training was developed to address the needs of students struggling with at-risk issues.  The training is a research-based and effective response to the negative behaviors that interfere with the success of children and their school communities.  It involves experiential learning and group discussion along with presentations on such subjects as Chemical Dependency, Depression and Suicide, Conflict, Anger and Violence, Communication Skills and Intervention, Family Dynamics, Enabling, Life Skills Development, Treatment and Aftercare, and Group Process.  During the training, information is presented on Developmental Assets and the role that they play in a child’s life.

The Student Assistance Program Team Training is an intensive either 3 or 2 day training for educators to learn how to identify, intervene with, and create appropriate referrals for students that may be at-risk for substance abuse, depression, suicide, or violence.  This workshop trains a Core Team of five to eight educators from a school building or school district on how to intervene early and effectively with students that display patterns of behaviors that threaten their success at school.

Student Assistance Program Team Training


The Student Assistance Program Team Training is an intensive, highly experiential training that serves a Team of five to eight educators.  The training is available in a 3 day comprehensive format and a 2 day condensed format.  Teams are trained in how to identify, intervene with and create appropriate action plans for students who may be at risk for issues such as substance abuse, depression, suicide and violence. 

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Understanding and Teaching Children Affected by Poverty


This training is designed for educators who wish to build a deeper understanding of the needs of children and families affected by poverty.  Poverty is not merely a financial situation, but also includes emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical aspects.  We will examine the critical role that support systems, resources, relationships, and role models play as intervening factors. 

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Safe Schools: Bully Prevention, Conflict Management & Violence Prevention

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This workshop is designed to teach concrete, immediate, and experiential prevention and intervention skills that deal with the issues of conflict, anger, abuse, and bullying.  Educators will learn what triggers conflict and anger; examine various conflict styles; explore competition as a possible root of conflict.  

The Art of Communication: Body Language and Other Essential Skills


Everyone believes they know how to communicate effectively. Unfortunately, we are incorrect. Even the best communicators fail to connect with their audience most of the time. Working with peers in a human laboratory, our talents come alive, versus reading the concepts from the written page. 

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Leveraging Cultural Differences to Promote Diversity and Equity

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This session offers strategies school leaders and teachers can transfer immediately into their buildings and classrooms to reach and engage learners of all cultures, ages, and abilities.

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Mental Health Concerns in our Youth: The Role of Trauma Informed Care


This program is designed to help educators become more effective in recognizing and understanding mental health concerns present in their students.  Focus will be placed upon intervention techniques, proactive approaches, building resiliency, and driving down stigma related to mental health concerns in our society.