Implementation Training

Available Training's:


  • Building Assets, Reducing Risks
  • Olweus Bullying Prevention Program


  • Safe Dates
  • Too Good for Drugs
  • Project Northland & Class Action
  • Model Smoking Prevention Program


  • Marijuana Brief Intervention
  • Teen Intervene
  • Exploring Trauma
  • Healing Trauma


  • Living in Balance
  • The Matrix Model
  • Twelve Step Facilitation
  • Co-occurring Disorders Program
  • Severe Mental Disorders Program
    (IDDT & IMR)
  • Beyond Trauma
  • CANDIS Marijuana Treatment


  • A New Direction
  • The Matrix Model for Criminal Justice
  • Responsible Decisions DUI Program

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Product implementation training

Peer Helper and Peer Empowerment

There are many prevention strategies that can be implemented by the community, family,
school, and youth. Peer Helper and Peer Empowerment trainings were designed to help young people develop the skills to prevent some of the problems of adolescence, and to take the initiative to be leaders and improve their school and community.

Who should attend

  • Middle or high school students
  • Adult advisors

Participants will be able to

  • describe a Peer Helping Program and the role of a peer helper interfere with peer empowerment
  • demonstrate several active helping skills with other students
  • implement a plan of self care 
  • utilize problem-solving strategies in the helping process
  • identify ways to show concern for their students
  • implement the referral process for specific situations
  • develop a personal and a group action plan


Day One
  1:00 Registration, room check-in
  1:30 Welcome and introductions
  2:00 Energizer: Do you know your neighbor?
  2:15 Poster activity: introductions
  2:45 Break
  3:00 Profile an empowered peer
  3:15 Swiss cheese theory: why teens act the way they do
  3:30 What is prevention? (assessing school/community needs)
  5:00 Dinner
  6:00 Fitness time/relaxation
  7:30 What are risky behaviors?
  8:00 Risky behaviors, short attention span theatre, presentations & awards
  9:45 Housekeeping reminders
10:00 Ice cream social

Day Two
  8:00 Breakfast
  8:30 Check in and review
  8:45 Your groups as a team; team building
  9:00 Energizers: people to people
  9:15 Decision making
  9:30 Effective communication
10:00 Break
10:15 Refusal skills and practice
10:45 Carefrontation skills and practice
11:25 Lunch
12:25 Conflict resolution skills
12:50 Goal setting activity (dream doodling)
  1:15 AODA continuum
  1:30 Recovering teen panel
  2:30 Break
  3:00 Self care/relaxation
  3:30 Walk and talk
  5:00 Dinner
  7:30 Special objects
  9:30 Movie/snacks/socializing

Day Three
  7:30 Breakfast and packing
  8:15 Empowerment pictionary
  9:15 Options for peer helping
  9:30 Marketing and implementing peer helping
  9:45 Break
10:00 Action planning: what will you do for your school?
11:25 Lunch
12:15 Sharing action plans
  1:30 Closing

For more information, please contact Hazelden Publishing at or call 800-328-9000.