More certified TIPS (Training and Intervention ProcedureS) trainers are coming to Buffalo County thanks to the Train the Trainer event sponsored by Community Partners, Positive Pressure, the University of Nebraska at Kearney Student Affairs and UNK’s Counseling & Health Care.
“This TIPS training for universities is more than training for alcohol servers. It also educates on what to do to help a friend who has had too much to drink. This training is a wonderful resource and UNK is proud to team up with our area’s [Community Partners], an organization which takes the lead in improving our community’s health,” said LeAnn Obrecht, Director, Counseling & Health Care.
The all-day event will produce several trainers who will be certified to teach TIPS classes at UNK and at businesses throughout the community. There will now be a Spanish/English bilingual trainer to help spread the TIPS curriculum to previously untrained parts of the community, as well.
“With a diverse and ever-changing community, it is important that we strive to serve everyone we can. It is exciting to add a bilingual trainer to our mix and help a wider range of businesses, said Positive Pressure Coordinator Tana Nelsen.”