The strategy developed from the Safe2Tell Colorado model prevents tragedy and saves lives. Safe2Tell Colorado works to change attitudes by providing resources around the state to educate, equip, empathize with, empower, and engage youth. Safe2Tell Colorado works to break the code of silence through awareness, education and outreach activities. Data shows that more Safe2Tell Colorado tip reports come from schools that incorporate the Safe2Tell solution in all practices.
Train the Trainer Certifications
To spread the Safe2Tell message, a Train the Trainer program certifies individuals to present Safe2Tell Colorado's classroom discussion materials. The materials are used beyond the classroom, including the trainer’s local community. This training program expands the reach of the Safe2Tell Colorado message, as well as promotes the use of, and ensures the effectiveness of, the tip-reporting program. Available for students, staff, call center employees, and certified trainers, training requests go through Safe2Tell Colorado staff for initial scheduling and processing. Training presentations emphasize creating safe environments, identifying risky behaviors, and Safe2Tell implementation strategies. Click here to request a Train the Trainer opportunity.
Safe2Tell Colorado provides training modules to provide counselors, school resource officers, and school administrators a tangible tool lead them in guided classroom discussions. Available Conversation Jumpstart topics include bullying, cyber bullying, dating, sexting, weapons, dating, depression, and substance abuse. While discussing issues, trainers talk about the code of silence, when it is appropriate to make a report, and what happens once a report is made. Safe2Tell Colorado schools incorporate Conversation Jumpstarts classroom guided discussions into their health and wellness curriculum and present the information each year to students.
Trainings and Presentations
Safe2Tell Colorado regularly conducts trainings and presentations in order to educate students, school staff, law enforcement, and community members about the Safe2Tell model. A variety of trainings and presentations are available for free to Colorado schools and communities. Click here to request a Safe2Tell Colorado Presentation or Training.
Messaging and Student Awareness
The best way to reach students is often with a visual story and by utilizing the communication mediums relevant to today’s student populations. Colorado schools promote the Safe2Tell Colorado to students through effective messaging, marketing and communications. Examples of how Colorado schools promote Safe2Tell to students include:
- Printing the Safe2Tell trademark and reporting information on the back of student IDs
- Encouraging the downloading of the Safe2Tell mobile app through extra credit or prizes
- Hanging posters and banners with the Safe2Tell information inside and outside the school
- Putting the Safe2Tell information on the school's outdoor marque sign
- Incorporating messages about Safe2Tell in bullying or healthy and safety curriculum
- Adding a link to Safe2Tell on school and district websites
- Including information about Safe2Tell in student handbooks
- Printing the Safe2Tell trademark and reporting information in student planners or binders
The Student Education Toolkit is designed to provide an overview to students, by appropriate age-level, the importance of reporting concerns to Safe2Tell Colorado. Toolkits are available for free to Colorado schools and communities to equip teachers, school staff, SROs, and law enforcement.. Toolkits contain educational videos, classroom materials, and discussion guides, parent letters and pledge sheets. You may find the Toolkit for Elementary Schools and the Toolkit for Middle and High Schools available for downloading, printing, and distributing here.
Student Materials and Items
Promoting Safe2Tell Colorado goes beyond a poster on the wall. By combining direct messaging along with relevant promotional materials, Safe2Tell Colorado effectively spreads the Safe2Tell Colorado message and tipline number and website to thousands of students each year. Data shows that more Safe2Tell Colorado tip reports come from schools that incorporate the Safe2Tell Colorado solution in all practices. Safe2Tell Colorado schools utilize promotional student materials to help spread the message of Safe2Tell Colorado to students. Safe2Tell Colorado schools embrace the full prevention model by providing more than merely a poster on a wall.
Safe2Tell Colorado has developed a set of promotional posters for Colorado schools and communities that encourage an empower students to report safety concerns and help friends who may be hurting. Click here to view the available posters for sale and for free downloading.
The best way to reach students is often with a visual story. Safe2Tell Colorado has provided the framework for many schools to best reach their students using customized videos that promote the messages of Safe2Tell, shown by caring, committed adults at their schools. Click here to view the library of Safe2Tell Colorado videos.