Trusted Adult Ally Training: Preventing and responding to the root causes a...

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Blooming Point Phoenix

19th Ave & Northern

Phoenix, AZ 85021

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September 19-20, 2020 | Phoenix, AZ

Cultivating Empathy & Safety

Schools | Communities | Workplaces | Homes

16-Hour Training Delivered Over the Course of 2 Days

The Role of the Trusted Adult Ally

Do you know what to say, who to call, and what to do if a child, teen or young adult discloses that they have experienced, witnessed or caused bullying, domestic, sexual or teen dating violence? If not, this training is for YOU!

BLOOM365 trained and certified Trusted Adult Allies gain the knowledge, confidence and skills to provide unbiased guidance and resource connections to young people who disclose experiencing, witnessing or causing emotional, verbal, physical or sexual violence.

Our Allies are equipped with empathetic listening skills and prepared with "step taking" tools to navigate young people to safety and wrap around support.

This certification training is designed for any adult who works with or interacts with youth or young adults.

Trusted Adult Allies

  • School Personnel/Student Support Teams
  • School Resource Officers
  • Coaches
  • Parents/Guardians
  • Youth Development Staff
  • Hospital/Health Care Staff
  • Employers of 16-24 year olds
  • Youth Pastors
  • Behavioral Health Specialists

Training Objectives

Our 16-Hour Trusted Adult Ally training provides adults with the knowledge, confidence, tools and skills to alleviate the barriers to safety, well-being and support for children, teens and young adults who witness or experience domestic/sexual/teen dating violence.

Increase Knowledge:

  • Discover the dynamics and warning signs of power and control in teen relationships.
  • Label the social norms and root causes that create an environment in which domestic/sexual /teen dating violence is more likely to occur.
  • Remove the barriers students face with reaching out for help.
  • Understand the consequences of interpersonal and structural marginalization.
  • Explain how Adverse Childhood Experiences and Risk Factors can place students at risk for perpetrating violence.
  • Know how to make appropriate referrals in safe and accessible spaces.
  • Analyze how victim-blaming language compromises student safety and well-being.
  • Describe mandatory reporting and Title IX laws.
  • Demonstrate understanding of confidentiality.
  • Learn how to build a youth-centered, Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) for your school, community or workplace

Gain Skills & Tools:

  • Empathetic listening
  • Validation
  • Risk assessment
  • Safety planning
  • Responding to disclosures
  • Cultural competency
  • Modeling respect, empathy, safety and gender equality
  • Modeling survivor-centered, non-victim blaming language when students disclose abuse or violence
  • CCRT Toolkit to build youth/adult partnerships to uproot abuse
  • "Step Taking" tools

Boost Confidence:

Reduce the stress associated with responding to disclosures and reports of domestic/sexual/teen dating violence.

Research-Based & Youth Informed Learning Modules

Root Causes, Risk Factors, Protective Factors and Adverse Childhood Experiences:

  • Data and Research Review
  • Case Studies
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention Social Ecological Model

Trauma Informed/Survivor and Healing Centered Responses:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Trust Building
  • Recognizing and Removing Barriers to Help
  • Nuance of Language
  • Empathetic Listening
  • Inclusivity

Coordinated Responses:

  • Policies/Practices
  • Disclosures and the Law
  • Coordinated Community Collaboration (trusted adults & youth)

Prevention Pipeline

BLOOM365's TAA Certification addresses all three levels of prevention:

Primary: Prevent domestic/sexual/dating violence BEFORE it starts. Prevent attitudes that tolerate abuse and violence. Stop potential offenders BEFORE they commit their first act of domestic/sexual/dating violence.

Secondary: Short-term responses and interventions to prevent offenders from committing domestic/sexual/dating violence.

Tertiary: Ongoing support for victims. Ongoing treatment for offenders causing harm.


$250-$180 per person, based on annual organizational budget
Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Contact donna@bloom365.org for group pricing and the registration discount code.


On-site at Blooming Point Phoenix or at your location.

(Travel/lodging/per diems are additional costs for off site trainings.)

For an overview of costs and information about scheduling this or other BLOOM365 trainings at your location, please contact:

Donna Bartos
P — 602.524.9607
E — donna@bloom365.org

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