Customized Training & Quality Supports
School’s Out Washington offers customized training that is tailored to the specific needs of youth development programs.
It can take the form of one-on-one coaching, consulting, or delivering a workshop at a program site so all staff can gain skills together. Staff members learn how to support each other and improve their work practices with young people, families, and communities.
Customized training is a cost-effective way to ensure that all program staff have the same knowledge base about critical issues and best practices. Organizations with multiple locations find this approach particularly helpful for improving quality across locations.
We connect organizations with a trainer who works with staff to develop the content, competencies and resources needed to address each program’s unique strengths and challenges.
Our trainers can:
- Provide assessments and recommendations for programs
- Assist with program start-up
- Provide workshops on a wide range of topics
- Provide the state-required School-Age Initial Training Requirement to new staff
For those working with children ages 5-12 in licensed programs, SOWA can assist you with the STARS-record process or provide a STARS approved trainer. Licensed providers may use STARS scholarships to pay for any training we offer.