A New Look for "Training Connects"

We are excited to unveil our new look for the Training Connects newsletter this month. Also, we are beginning a new feature entitled Resource Connection. Each month this section will feature a new resource such as a group activity, article, book recommendation, or video just for you. Keep an eye out for a “new” resource each month to add to your CBSG Toolbox!

It is also that time of year where we welcome in the fall season. In some ways October is the kickoff for the traditional holiday season. Whether it is the beauty of fall’s changing colors, scarecrows, crisper mornings, or the fun of Trick or Treating, most of us can pick our favorites for this festive month! This month in the first Resource Connection feature there is a new activity entitled, Pumpkin Patch Feelings, which focuses on feelings. Please see below for this fun activity.

Whether Trick or Treating or enjoying those famous pumpkin spice lattes, we wish you all a wonderful fall season!


The Rainbow Days Training Team


Region 10 Conference

Pictured (L-R) Tiffany Beaudine, Rainbow Days’ CEO, Susan Delarosa, Region 10 Counseling Consultant, and Cathey Brown.

On Tuesday, October 4th Rainbow Days’ Founder Cathey Brown presented the workshop “Paths to Resilience” at Region 10’s Educational Service Center in Richardson, TX. Rainbow Days was honored to be a part of their “Illuminate the Path: Ways to a Brighter Tomorrow” Conference this year. It was such a pleasure to be at an in-person event and meet so many wonderful counselors and teachers dedicated to improving children’s lives!

Cathey Brown and Wendi McMullen, Rainbow Days Training Manager

Resource Connection

This month’s Resource Connection feature is a new group activity, Pumpkin Patch of Feelings. Enjoy this fun fall themed activity!

Pumpkin Patch Feelings 

Activity Instructions

Children's Activity in English

Children's Activity in Spanish

Youth Activity in English

Youth Activity in Spanish

Join us for a Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG®) Program Facilitator Training

on November 8 and 9!

Register Now

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 ages4-17 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 Transitional Living Environments

NOV 8 & 9

9am-12:30pm each day

Virtual CBSG® Program Facilitator Training via Zoom ($300/participant)

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NOV 15


Virtual CBSG® Program Facilitator Refresher Training via Zoom ($75/participant)

* Please note that you must have previously completed the   7-hour CBSG Program Facilitator Training before attending the Refresher training. 

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JAN 24 & 25

9am-12:30pm each day

Virtual CBSG® Program Facilitator Training via Zoom ($300/participant)

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APRIL 18 & 19

9am-12:30pm each day

Virtual CBSG® Program Facilitator Training via Zoom ($300/participant)

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The program is amazing, and I love it. I recommend it for any school or youth organization.

Katelyn Fuller, LMSW

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 Suzanne Tsatsoulas, Director of Prevention Programming, Richardson ISD. 

Suzanne Tsatsoulas

Director of Prevention Programming

Richardson ISD

Order the Newest Editions of

Kids' Connection & Youth Connection Today!

The 2022 Revised Editions of 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!

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New activities in Kids’ Connection and Youth Connection

Inclusion of 2021 Theory Logic Model and Outcomes Approach Logic Model 

New CBSG® Program Evaluation Summary (2021) and Evaluation Pre/Post Tests

CBSG® Program outcome statements for implementers and revised overview and implementation guidelines

Updated guided discussions and activities, forms and reporting requirements to support CBSG® Program implementation

Spanish translation of updated and new activity worksheets and newly developed parent/partner information and permission documents

Got Questions? We've Got Answers!

Please don't hesitate to email us at info@rainbowdaystraining.org for more information

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