Training Framework: 4 Online Modules followed by 1 day in person training at your school site.
The online component is delivered in 4 modules, each lasting approximately 1.5 hours.
Module 1: Foundation and Community Building
During this module participants will get acquainted with their trainer and each other, form group agreements, and understand the structure of the online modules. They will review the SSA Program principles and the Ambassador Job.
Module 2: Identifying mistreatment and the costs to ourselves and community
Participants will begin to learn how to recognize types of mistreatment including mistreatment that occurs in the wider online community and media outlets. They will learn what the costs of mistreatment are to their community and to individual people, and will be empowered to start their Ambassador work beginning with themselves.
Module 3: Ambassador Job & Balancing
During this module participants will learn about the Ambassador Job (the framework for their Ambassador work) and learn how to use the Balancing Action to maintain healthy spaces during physical distancing and beyond.
Module 4: Supporting & Getting Help
Ambassadors will learn the actions of Supporting and Getting Help. They will focus on how to use these actions during physical distancing and in-person with virtual role playing. During this module we will discuss Getting Help and referring other Ambassadors and adults to further support structures.
Virtual Family Groups:
After the initial four modules, the Ambassadors will continue to meet with each other and their adult leaders online in Virtual Family Groups. Best practice is to have this meeting occur weekly. Virtual Family Group Agendas are provided.
A Community Matters Trainer will deliver the in-person full day training on campus when school resumes. The in-person training will strengthen the bonds that were developed during the online modules and during the online Family Group Meetings. The Trainer will review material covered and introduce new Ambassador Actions including: Reasoning, Distracting, Active Listening and Getting Help.
For more information and to schedule these programs, contact LeeAnn Lichnovsky at 707-823-6159 x111 or email [email protected]