TRAININGS

bloom365

Professional Development & Continuing Education

Professionals | Paraprofessionals | Parents/Guardians

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. Designed for any adult interacting daily with youth, our practical and comprehensive trainings transform caring adults into Trusted Adult Allies and sets the foundation for creating a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to prevent verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and violence.

BLOOM365 TRUSTED ADULT ALLY CERTIFICATION

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.  Our Allies aid, listen and care about young people dealing with issues such as bullying, gender based violence, and domestic/sexual/teen dating violence.  Examples of those taking our training:

  • 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

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

Our Trusted Adult Ally training provides participants with the knowledge, confidence, tools and skills to:

  • Proactively address risk factors and youth at-risk for causing harm or perpetrating violence

  • Model survivor-centered, non-victim blaming language

  • Incorporate best practices for culturally relevant responses for LGBTQ and marginalized youth

  • Navigate the nuances of non-judgmental and inclusive youth-centered prevention and intervention

  • Adhere to state mandatory reporting and Title IX laws, while maintaining victim confidentiality

  • Advocate for youth experiencing or witnessing emotional, verbal, physical or sexual violence

  • Partner with youth to cultivate a culture of health and safe relationships

  • Develop, in collaboration with teen Peer Advocates, a Coordinated Community Response Team for the local community

 

TRAINING COSTS

Costs cover the BLOOM365 certified Trusted Adult Ally training either for a two day on-site or online intensive training, as well as ongoing monthly technical assistance via webinar. Contact us for a custom quote. 

THE BENEFITS OF BEING A TAA!

  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

$80-$250/pp (Contact Us for Group Pricing)

"ARE YOU BLOOMING OR WILTING?" FOR ADULTS

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)

PREVENTING THE ROOT CAUSES OF GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

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)

INTERSECTIONALITY & YOUTH VICTIM ADVOCACY

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)

UNLOCKING THE NUANCES OF LAUNGUAGE IN YOUTH VICTIM ADVOCACY

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the importance of implementing inclusive language when communicating with the survivors they are serving. Through the lens of BLOOM365, a youth-centered education, advocacy and activism organization, this workshop will focus on teaching participants ways to effectively use accessible language when communicating with under served populations of any age. Emphasizing the importance of being intentional with their language, we will focus on the barriers that language has the power to build up or break down and the ways in which inclusive language can aid in ensuring advocates are communicating in a way that is culturally competent and creates a safe space that honors and empowers all survivors.

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

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Interested in elevating your school or community response to teen violence?

CONTACT US to learn about the opportunity to implement 

 our interconnected strategies in your region!

"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."

 

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