At bloom365, we develop all of our education, advocacy and activism strategies by doing what

matters most to the youth who have experienced, witnessed or caused emotional verbal, physical

or sexual violence – we listen to and hear every one of them. 


BLOOM365 trained and certified Trusted Adult Allies provide unbiased guidance, support and safety to youth who disclose experiencing, witnessing or causing emotional, verbal, physical or sexual violence. Trusted Adult Allies are seen by youth as approachable, supportive and available to listen or answer questions without judgment or bias.

Our Allies know how to accurately aid, listen and connect young people dealing with issues such as bullying, gender based violence, and domestic/sexual/teen dating violence to help. 

The Virtual Trusted Adult Ally Training is delivered over the course of one week. Live and interactive training sessions will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Independent learning modules are designed for completion before each interactive live session. 


  1. Our 16 hour training is now offered online through a series of three, 3-hour live sessions and on-demand self paced courses via Adobe Connect.

  2. Select an AM (9am-12pm) or PM(1pm-4pm) cohort. Classes are M, W, and F.

  3. You will receive an email with information on how to access the course after you register.

Track 1: Recognize & Remove (Mondays)

Track 2: Respond & Refer (Wednesdays)

Track 3: Resources & Root Solutions (Fridays)


Morning: April 13, 15, 17 | 9 AM-12 PM | Free Virtual Pilot

Afternoon: April 13, 15, 17 | 1 PM--4 PM | Free Virtual Pilot



Morning: April 27, 29, May 1 | 9 AM-12 PM | $90

Afternoon: April 27, 29, May 1 | 1 PM-4 PM | $90 



Morning: May 4, 6, 8 | 9 AM-12 PM | $90 

Afternoon: May 4, 6, 8 | 1 PM-4 PM | $90 



Morning: May 18, 20, 22 | 9 AM-12 PM | $90 

Afternoon: May 18, 20, 22 | 1 AM-4 PM | $90 

Upon completion of the training, you will be a certified BLOOM365 Trusted Adult Ally and ready to support the youth in your community. 


  • School Personnel

  • Coaches

  • Parents/Guardians/Parent Service Organizations

  • Youth Development Staff

  • Hospital/Health Care Staff

  • Employers of 16-24 year olds

  • Youth Pastors

  • Behavioral Health Specialists​

  • School Resource Officers



  1. Alleviate the barriers to safety, healing and support for youth

  2. Reduce the stress associated with disclosures and reports of violence and their aftermath

  3. Build community with a national network of Trusted Adult Ally peers

  4. Cultivate the youth/adult collaboration for safer schools and communities

  5. Receive ongoing tech assistance and relevant case study webinars

Click here for an overview of the training.



Bring your teen to work and join us for our 2nd Annual Gen Z Peer Advocate Academy at the 2020 NOVA Conference in Orlando, FL!

Teens from across the globe are coming together to develop, refine, practice and share ideas and solutions to prevent domestic violence, sexual violence and teen dating violence at the root causes. 

You will leave this 3-Day Academy as an inspired, informed and trained BLOOM365 Peer Advocate ready to: 


  • Amplify your voice, experience, and influence to help #UprootAbuse. 

  • Educate, advocate and activate with your peers to prevent violence in your school and/or community. 

  • Partner with trusted adult allies to recognize and remove the help seeking barriers faced by friends and/or peers who are witnessing, experiencing or causing domestic violence, sexual violence, teen dating violence, and/or gender-based violence. 

  • Change the social norms that promote and normalize gender-based violence. 

  • Activate your peer to peer influence to #UprootAbuse in Gen-Z, Gen-Alpha and beyond!


Check back for our updated 2020 agenda! Make sure to join us on July 28th for our Peer Advocate Crew Meet & Greet from 3pm-5pm.


Registration fee includes materials, a t-shirt and snacks!

DAY 1 - July 28, 9am-3pm: EDUCATE

Learn the characteristics, symptoms, and root causes of healthy v. unhealthy relationships and ways to remove the barriers to help for teens who have experienced, witnessed or perpetrated interpersonal violence.

DAY 2 - July 29, 9am-3pm: ADVOCATE

Gain new skills for supporting and validating teen survivors and engage in peer to peer conversation on how to remove barriers to help for young people.


DAY 3 - July 30, 9am-3pm: ACTIVATE

Build community by activating peers and trusted adult allies to work together to cultivate a culture, free of dating abuse, sexual assault and gender based violence


Young people who attend the Academy leave with a greater understanding of the root causes of interpersonal violence and skills to intervene and prevent these experiences, peer to peer.


This experience also provides 13-19 year old Next Gen Advocates with a safe space to cultivate their leadership skills and develop their unique leadership style.


Though qualitative and quantitative outcome measures, we expect the Lead Peer Advocate experiences to reflect the following:

  1. More familiarity with how to support peer survivors of interpersonal violence (teen dating violence, sexual violence, domestic violence, gender based violence, cyber-stalking, etc.)

  2. A decrease in tolerance of violence

  3. More empathy and respect for others

  4. An increase in peer-to-peer support

  5. An increase in community awareness and involvement

  6. An increase in self-esteem and self-awareness

  7. More confidence in leadership abilities

  8. Enhanced communication, conflict resolution, and healthy relationship skills


One 17-year-old from Surprise AZ stated the following regarding her experience at the Academy:

“Having the opportunity to educate my friends through the 7-Doses has helped me form deeper connections with my peers and made me more aware of the hidden issues plaguing teens”

Another 18-year-old from Glendale shared:

“I chose to be a Lead Peer Advocate in order to activate and amplify the voices of my peers to create a future that supports healthy masculinity, free of sexual violence.”



Preventing teen dating abuse before it starts will help to ensure relationships, homes, schools, and communities are healthy, safe and free of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

At bloom365, we take a collaborative and comprehensive public health approach to preventing teen dating abuse and sexual violence at the root causes. Through our 7-Dose education curricula, ongoing advocacy and youth-led activism, we change the social norms that support violence. 

Join us at one of our upcoming trainings from 9:00 am-4:00 PM to experience our curriculum for yourself! This interactive training is suitable for high school teens and adults! Visit to learn more!

Questions? Email

2019-2020 Dates:

  • February 8

  • March 7

  • April 4

  • May 2

  • June 6


7-Dose Curriculum Overview & Agenda

DOSE 1: 9:00 am-9:50 am

RECOGNIZE THE RED FLAGS Spot the red flags of domestic/sexual/teen dating violence.

DOSE 2: 10:00 am-10:50 am RESPOND & REFER Learn how to respond to interpersonal violence without blaming the victim. Learn how to safety plan. Learn about resources for teens and how/where to refer a friend to help.

DOSE 3: ROOT CAUSES 11:00 am-11:50 am Decode the Root Causes of interpersonal violence; rigid gender norms.



DOSE 4: ROOT CAUSES Noon -12:50 pm (lunch and learn) Decode the Root Causes of interpersonal violence; social acceptance, insecurity, taught abusive behavior, oppression.

DOSE 5: SELF-ESTEEM 1:00 pm-1:50 pm Cultivate positive self-esteem, self-love and peer support beyond body image and appearance.

DOSE 6: 3 C’s 2:00 pm-2:50 pm Communicate and resolve conflicts through “I Statements.” Learn how to ask for consent.

DOSE 7: SOCIAL CHANGE 3:00 pm-4:00 pm How to change #wilting culture to #blooming as an upstander for social change. Starting a Peer Advocate Crew in your school or community. 





Root Causes, Risk Factors, Protective Factors

What every parent/guardian/adult ally should know to help prevent teen dating violence/sexual violence.


Are you a parent, guardian, or special adult in the life of a child or teen? If so, this workshop is for you! Facilitated by BLOOM365 Founder & CEO Donna Bartos, this interactive two hour workshop uncovers the individual, community and systemic root causes and risk factors that lead to power and control based violence (bullying, domestic/sexual/teen dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking).


You will develop a toolkit that includes practical strategies for increasing protective factors, as well as resources to help you talk about healthy and safe relationships with the child(ren) and/or teen(s) in your life.

$200 Groups of 5-10 (Inquire about pricing for groups of 11 or more and trainings outside of Phoenix, AZ)


As we have seen time and time again, existing conditions among youth that tolerate abuse and violence as a social norm pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of future generations and school communities. This 90-minute "FLASH DOSE" training will uncover the root causes of gender based violence. It is designed for individuals with an interest in youth-driven social change efforts to prevent gender based violence. Through facilitated conversation and interactive exercises, you will have the opportunity to understand how rigid gender norms and stereotypes adversely impact the self-esteem, safety and well-being of youth. You will hear from the voices of teens and walk away with new tools to start a movement to uproot abuse in your local schools and communities.

$200 Groups of 5-10 (Inquire about pricing for groups of 11 or more and trainings outside of Phoenix, AZ)


This FLASH DOSE is designed to explore the importance of having a knowledge of intersectional identities as we develop advocacy skills to better serve diverse populations.  Specifically, the workshop will help beginning advocates gain skills around using inclusive language when working with Youth Victims who have experienced teen dating violence, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Roughly defined, intersectionality is the understanding of how people’s overlapping identities including race, immigration status, gender identity, class, ethnicity, religion, disability status, and sexual orientation impact the way they experience oppression and violence. When working with youth victims, being mindful of their intersectional identities is important in order to gain a full picture of the nature of violence they may experience. 

$200 Groups of 5-10 (Inquire about pricing for groups of 11 or more and trainings outside of Phoenix, AZ)

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"This training was phenomenal! I really want to see this curriculum get implemented into our community. Everything that was taught spoke to me and I could agree with the message, not just pieces. Thank you so much for all of the hard work and dedication you all put into delivering this program."