Rainbow Days Training
New and Improved Evaluation Tools
In the early 1980’s, after implementing the first few cycles of the CBSG® Program, (known then as Kid’s Connection), people began to ask me, “How do you know what you are doing akes any difference in kids’ lives?” My response was something along these lines, “by the smiles on their faces,” or “their parents tell me they are getting along with others better, their grades have improved, they are handling their anger more appropriately…”

While these anecdotal accounts were true, they were insufficient to meet the growing need and demand for ATOD prevention programming and social and emotional learning opportunities. Increasingly, evidence of program effectiveness was required. Rainbow Days responded with a series of rigorous evaluation studies of the CBSG® Program resulting in its recognition as an effective, evidence-based program

However, we didn’t stop our commitment to continuous improvement and excellence once receiving this recognition. Over the years we have offered various evaluation tools and we are excited to offer two new resources developed in partnership with Jaymie Vandagriff, PhD Prevention Science: Washington State University.

As always, we welcome your feedback and questions. And, if you are so inclined, we would appreciate you sharing your results with us! (catheyb@rainbowdaystraining.org)

With gratitude for you and the difference you are making,

Cathey Brown
Developer, CBSG® Program
"We're So Glad We Had This Time Together"
“Welcome everyone. We are so glad you can join us today.”

Whether attending an in-person or virtual Rainbow Day’s training in the past two decades, you most likely heard Kathy Daley greet you this way. 
And for the hundreds of you who have had the privilege of being in a training with Kathy, you know these words of welcome are not just something appropriate to say. Kathy truly welcomes every person into the training experience and into her heart. 

Kathy is one of those rare individuals who has the knowledge, skills, and caring heart to equip and empower trainees to be the best they can be.  

Because of Kathy’s professionalism, commitment to excellence, and focus on leaving the world better than she found it, thousands of kids, schools, families, and communities have been positively impacted.
Like you, we will miss Kathy’s welcoming voice and many talents. Many of us have become friends with Kathy and we know friendships aren’t dependent on our jobs! 

We wish you well Kathy as you embark on this new path and hope you will facilitate trainings with us in the future when you can.  
We are very grateful indeed that we “had this time together!”
Training Calendar
Virtual CBSG Program Facilitator Training


Kids’ Connection, Youth Connection, and Kids’ Connection, Too (collectively known as the CBSG® Program ) are unique, interactive, multi-cultural curriculum-based prevention interventions that teach high-risk children and youth ages 4-17 a set of essential life skills: skills to help them learn how to cope with difficult family situations (which include Adverse Childhood Experiences), resist negative peer pressure, set and achieve goals, and refuse alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. 

This training is designed to fully prepare schools, community-based organizations, churches, juvenile justice divisions, volunteers, and other youth service professionals to fully implement the CBSG Program with fidelity. 

Those completing this training will receive their choice one of the CBSG Program Facilitator manuals:
  • Kids’ Connection for ages 4-12 in Schools and Communities
  • Youth Connection for ages 10-17 in Schools and Communities
  • Kids’ Connection, Too for Ages 4-15 in Homeless & Domestic Violence Shelters, Group Homes & Other Transitional Living Environments

Please contact us at info@RainbowDaysTraining.org for more information!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our CBSG® Booster Survey!
We appreciate your input! Stay tuned for more details about the CBSG Booster Trainings coming soon!
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