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Upcoming 2024 TOTs
TRAINING DATES

This year, become a certified TACT2 or TBM Staff Trainer

The most cost-effective way to certify your staff is by training a small team of your most experienced people as TACT2 trainers.  

 

Training of Trainers (ToT).  It requires four very intensive days to be certified as a full TACT2 trainer (two days for verbal skills only).  By the time your candidates complete our ToT, they will have:

(1)  An in-depth understanding of TACT2's trauma-informed content;

(2)  Solid skills in safe physical intervention techniques; and

(3) Significant practice with successful teaching/coaching strategies for both.

 

COVID-19 (updated 2.17.24).  At present we have no COVID-19 related restrictions.  However, we believe that it is wise to be cautious when people are indoors and in close contact, and encourage those who are concerned to wear face masks.  Any participant who shows cold- or flu-like symptoms may be asked to take a rapid antigen self-test (provided) . Those who test positive will be rescheduled or receive a full refund or credit.

To learn more about what makes TACT2 different, and about the process of becoming a TACT2 Staff Trainer, visit our FAQ page.

Sphere on Spiral Stairs

Training of NEW Trainers in 2024:

Register for your training below!  Trainings are typically limited to only 16 registrants to be certain every participant has individualized attention.  

April 23-26, 2024 in Easton, PA

8:30AM - 4:30PM daily

Colonial Intermediate Unit #20

6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA  18045

[  ] Register & pay online          [   ] Download registration form

June 3-6, 2024 in Monaca, PA 

8:30AM - 4:30PM daily

128 Friendship Circle

Beaver, PA 15009

[  ] Register & pay online          [   ] Download registration form

June 24-27, 2024 in Archbald, PA

8:30AM - 4:30PM daily

Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit #19

110 Line Street, Archbald, PA

[  ] Register & pay at NEIU site       

July 15-18, 2024 in Easton, PA

8:30AM - 4:30PM daily

Colonial Intermediate Unit #20

6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA  18045

[  ] Register & pay online          [   ] Download registration form

August 13-16, 2024 in Des Moines, IA

8:30AM - 4:30PM daily

Orchard Place

925 Porter Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315

[  ] Register & pay online          [   ] Download registration form

August, 2024 (TBA)  in MD/DC area

8:30AM - 4:30PM daily

Date & Location TBA soon

[  ] Register & pay online          [   ] Download registration form

October 21-24, 2024 in Easton, PA 

8:30AM - 4:30PM daily

Colonial Intermediate Unit #20

6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA  18045

[  ] Register & pay online          [   ] Download registration form

Full verbal + physical certification (4 days)  = $1,695/person, including all materials. 

Verbal-only certification (2 days) = $1,195/person, including all materials.

$100/person discount when registering  5 or more from same agency.

Contact SBParese@aol.com for information about on-site training.

Recertification of Existing Trainers in 2024:

May 6, 2024 in Easton, PA

8:30AM - 3:30PM

Colonial Intermediate Unit 20

6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA  18045

[  ] Register & pay online          [   ] Download registration form

May 20, 2024 in Easton, PA

8:30AM - 3:30PM

Colonial Intermediate Unit 20

6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA  18045

[  ] Register & pay online          [   ] Download registration form

June 7, 2024 in Monaca, PA 

8:30AM - 3:30PM

Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit #27

147 Poplar Ave, Monaca, PA 15061

[  ] Register & pay online          [   ] Download registration form

June 21, 2024 in Des Moines, IA

8:30AM - 3:30PM daily

Orchard Place

925 Porter Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315

[  ] Register & pay online          [   ] Download registration form

August TBA, 2024 in MD/DC area

8:30AM - 3:30PM daily

Date & Location TBA soon

[  ] Register & pay online          [   ] Download registration form

August TBA, 2023 in Norristown, PA

8:30AM - 3:30PM

Date & Location TBA soon

[  ] Register & pay online          [   ] Download registration form

October 2, 2024 in Swiftwater, PA 

8:30AM - 3:30PM daily

Pocono Mountain School District

208 Campus Drive, Swiftwater, PA 18370

[  ] Register & pay online          [   ] Download registration form

"VIRTUAL RECERT via ZOOM"

Monthly dates  April - Sept 2024

Only Trainers with 2+ years experience with high level of competence with verbal and physical skills are eligible.  

[  ] Register & pay online          [   ] Download registration form

Full Trainer Recertification (6 hours)  = $250/person, including all materials. 

Verbal-only Recertification (3 hours) = $200/person, including all materials.

  Interested in an on-site Training of Trainers? Contact Dr. Parese (sbparese@aol.com) for a proposal.  

More about Training of Trainers

Trainer Prerequisites.  Trainer candidates need not be accomplished public speakers or athletes but should be comfortable in front of peers, have a strong understanding of basic psychology and active listening, and be in reasonably good physical condition.   Prior training in TACT2 or TBM is very helpful, but not required. We strongly recommend a training team of two or more, especially when teaching physical skills, and choosing candidates with at least 2 years in the field.
 
After completing the Training of Trainers with author Dr. Steve Parese or one of his highly qualified Master Trainers, your Staff Trainers will be fully prepared to certify others in Basic TACT2 or TBM. They will have a solid grasp of the program's core content and techniques, more skill in adult-friendly instruction, and the ability to test both verbal and physical competencies.

To learn more about what makes TACT2 different, and about the process of becoming a TACT2 Staff Trainer, visit our FAQ page.

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