Professional Training


Our Training Institute, launched in 2004, is part of our initiative to share expertise with fellow professionals in mental health, education, and organizations serving children and families. In creating this community for learning, growth, and diversity, we hope to challenge ourselves and others to think deeply, creatively, empirically and to act boldly.

Our training model incorporates what we call experiential and embodied learning, drawing on strength-based and mindfulness approaches in a relational, culturally responsive context. Our training program provides an opportunity to collectively develop our own wise and authentic voices to advocate for social change while helping girls stand strong with zest for life.

Join us Summer 2023 for our Professional Training Series!

Stand Up! Speak Out!® Empowering Friendship & Conflict Resolution Skills: June 22-23 –  Two day curriculum training for professionals empowering girls – and all children and teens – to navigate their friendship worlds.


Friday Morning Tea & Training Webinars

Grab your tea or coffee – and join us for online learning in our professional training webinar series.  The three live, interactive webinars are offered Friday mornings from 9am to 11am. You’ll connect with colleagues and expand your skill set from the comfort of your own home.  Register for one, two or all three!  The webinar series is designed for mental health professionals, educators, school counselors, and youth program leaders.   Mental health professionals will earn 2 continuing education credits per session.   Early bird cost is $95 per session; $110 after June 30.  Build essential skills to do your best work during these extraordinary times.   


Be Body Positive: June 30th  – You’ve heard of diet cultural. Do you know about anti-diet culture? Learn empowering tools to build grit and support your clients and students!


Support Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Learners: July 14 – Expand your skills with our toolkit for educators and psychologists.


Wellness Grit-Help Kids and Teens Use Their Superpowers to Manage Chronic and Procedural Pain: July 21 – Learn effective tools to support clients and students.


Email Paige Hobey, Director of Community Education and Outreach, at to learn more or to join our email list for updates on Professional Training!


Courses Offered Throughout the Year:

Health and Wellness Center Professional Training

In-Service Trainings for Educators and School Staff

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