Rainbow Days Training

September 2022

Rainbow Days - Celebrating 40 Years



It has been said “time flies.” This is what it feels like when I reflect on a chilly October night in 1982. My young daughter, Catherine, and I made our way to Lovers Lane Methodist Church for the first Rainbow Days children of alcoholics support group. It is difficult to comprehend that was 40 years ago!

I don’t know who was more nervous, me or the 7 children who made up that first group! It was exciting to see the many months of preparation come to fruition. And as our discussion about the group process and what was unique and special about each of us unfolded, nerves were quieted with the realization we shared the experience of having an alcoholic parent(s). The feelings of isolation and doubt were gradually replaced with the comforting realization we were not alone. And some of our “don’t like feelings” such as anger, guilt, and anxiety subsided as we embraced being in a safe place where it was okay to break rules such as “don’t talk,” “don’t trust,” and “don’t feel.”

In the decades to follow the curriculum was enhanced and the locations were expanded in the Dallas metroplex, across Texas, as well as in 43 other states and three countries. The number of trained facilitators grew to more than 23,000; and the original 7 children participating in what would come to be known as the Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG) Program grew to hundreds of thousands!

As I humbly reflect on this amazing journey I am reminded of the talented and dedicated individuals who are and have been part of the staff; the thousands of passionate and caring volunteers; the generous donors who sustain our work; the hundreds of Board members who support and guide us; the committed local, state and national partners who work alongside us; and God who has blessed us with His guidance, protection and grace every step of the way.

As we begin the next 40 years, we are honored to partner alongside each of you who are committed to making a difference in the children’s lives in your communities!

With Gratitude,

Cathey Brown

Founder, Rainbow Days, Inc.

Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG) Program Facilitator Training Dates

Now Available!

Join us soon for a CBSG Program Facilitator Training!

All trainings are conducted in the virtual format from 9:00am-12:30pm Central Time.

Cost is $300 per participant and includes choice of one manual adaptation.


CBSG Program Facilitator Training Dates

November 8 & 9, 2022 - Registration Open!

January 24 & 25, 2023 - Registration Coming Soon

April 18 & 19, 2023  - Registration Coming Soon

June 13 & 14, 2023  - Registration Coming Soon

August 22 & 23, 2023 - Registration Coming Soon


Have you already been trained in the CBSG Program and need a refresher? Join us for the 3.5-hour virtual Refresher Training! Great opportunity to connect with other facilitators and learn the latest information about the program.


CBSG Refresher Training Dates

November 15, 2022  - Registration Coming Soon

June 28, 2023  - Registration Coming Soon

Please visit our website for more information and to register. www.rainbowdaystraining.org


We Would LOVE to Hear

From You! 

As trained CBSG facilitators you are the best advocates for the program! We would love to hear your success stories about how the program is making a difference in your community.

Please drop us an email, wendim@rainbowdays.org, and let us know your latest CBSG success story. No success is too small or too big –we would love to hear them all!

Submit a response by Thursday, October 20th to be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Testimonial Spotlight

We are so thankful to have so many wonderful partners in Texas, and across the nation, who conduct the CBSG® Program. 

Many have shared their personal testimonials which can be found on our website.

In this month’s featured Testimonial Spotlights, you will hear from Kim Hallom, ACPS Lead Prevention Specialist, Recovery Resource Council. 

Kim Hallom, ACPS Lead Prevention Specialist, Recovery Resource Council

Order the Newest Editions of Kids' Connection & Youth Connection Today

The 2022 Revised Editions of Kids’ Connection and Youth Connection Curricula are now available for purchase! If you have completed a CBSG® Program Facilitator Training, you are eligible to order these new editions. Don’t miss out on these “hot off the press” editions!

Please click here to order these new editions.
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