A presenter certification training for Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies will be offered through the Chautauqua Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 17 and 18 and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at the council's Jamestown office. The training is geared toward child care directors, third-tier child care providers, classroom teachers, after school-age program coordinators and counselors.
BABES is a nationally and internationally recognized prevention program - appearing in 50 states and 11 countries. The Basic BABES program is designed to help children in kindergarten through third-grade learn skills to make good decisions, cope with unpleasant situations, manage peer pressure, distinguish between the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and identify helping resources through the use of colorful puppets, stories and songs.
In the 17-hour course, participants will familiarize themselves with the BABES program and application of the curriculum theory and practices throughout the seven story sessions. Trainees will feel confident in their ability to present the program while creating a safe and positive learning environment with the ultimate goal of developing healthy living skills in cared for children.
Pre-registration is required for this training. The fee is $805. The cost includes a complete kit, $550, and registration, $270 - the kit is optional.
CASAC offers a number of professional training opportunities throughout the year. Individualized on-site training, depending upon staff needs, is available. All training can be designed either as an in-service training, conference or workshop.
To register for the above course or to learn more about other training offerings, contact Kathy Colby, training services coordinator, at 664-3608, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.casacweb.org.