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Training

This teacher-focused, interactive training (currently provided virtually) includes group-wide discussions, small-group discussions, and development of a relationship with a TRAIN buddy. Training materials and additional resources are also sent to training participants for their own use.

The training covers the following topics within a four-hour time frame:

Addiction

Learning objectives

  • Teachers will be able to define addiction and identify basic behaviors (signs? symptoms?) of someone with an addiction.
  • Teachers will be able to identify basic behaviors (signs? symptoms?) of children with caregivers who have an addiction.

Family Systems and Student Adaptive Roles

Learning Objectives

  • Teachers will be able to utilize strategies to interact with parents/caregivers with addiction.
  • Teachers will be able to recognize barriers to approaching parents.
  • Teachers will be able to introduce skills to individuals impacted by addiction in a variety of ways.
  • Teachers will be able to communicate addiction to the student in a developmentally appropriate way.
  • Teachers will be able to identify strategies to implement in their classrooms.
  • Teachers will be able to identify strategies to use in the classroom based on identified behavior sets (roles)

Self-Care

Learning Objectives

  • Teachers will be able to define enabling and identify signs of professional enabling.
  • Teachers will be able to describe burnout and secondary traumatic stress and describe strategies for prevention and response.

Schedule a Training

If you’re interested in upcoming trainings in your county or would like to schedule a training, please contact Megan Mikesell, TRAIN program coordinator at mesamples@mail.wvu.edu.

A map of WV depicting serviced counties which are listed on the left

Counties eligible for Project TRAIN services are highlighted in gray.

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West Virginia counties covered by a conductor for Project TRAIN:

  • Barbour
  • Berkeley
  • Braxton
  • Brooke
  • Calhoun
  • Clay
  • Doddridge
  • Fayette
  • Gilmer
  • Grant
  • Hancock
  • Harrison
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Kanawha
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Marion
  • Marshall
  • Mason
  • McDowell
  • Mercer
  • Mingo
  • Nicholas
  • Randolph
  • Ritchie
  • Roane
  • Summers
  • Tyler
  • Wirt
  • Wood
  • Wyoming
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