Required Training

Required for all tutors, mentors, coaches, volunteers, and staff members.

Access the Online Training Modules

*** NEW TRAINING VIDEO ***

Power Tools - How to Facilitate the Program

To watch, click here or scroll down.

Before accessing an online training module, please be aware of the following: 

  • At the outset of the training module, you will be asked to give personal details, such as name, address, phone, e-mail address, date on which you are viewing the module, and the time you start the module. 
  • You will then be asked to type the name of the training module.
  • You must provide all the information requested so that we can document your training.
  • You may be asked for similar information at the end of the module: Name, e-mail address, date, and time of completion.
  • These training modules are REQUIRED for insurance purposes. Without the opening and closing details, your training can not be documented.
  • All required training modules must be completed and documented before being assigned as an academic mentor, tutor, or coach.

Directions: Read the description and instructions for each module, then access the online content by clicking the appropriate link(s). All online content pages open in separate browser windows. This page remains open behind them. Each open window has its own tab. To get back to this page, simply click its tab.  The training modules are accessible 24/7 via the web and can be accessed on desktop computers and mobile devices, such as iPads and tablets.

TRAINING MODULE 1

An Introduction to the Academic Mentoring Program

Module 1 provides an overview of academic mentoring, the goals and expectations of academic mentoring within the Crossover Mission organization, qualities of successful mentors, and practices to avoid. Of great importance are the guidelines and rules outlined in this training. 

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Specific cautions are offered regarding: 

  • Communication with a young person 
  • Guidelines to follow when difficult situations arise
  • How to avoid situations that can be misinterpreted 
  • What to do if unusual or life-threatening situations occur 
  • Understanding the proper reporting protocol
  • Knowing correct safety and evacuation procedures in case of an emergency, accident, or illness 

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This training module is mandatory for all volunteer academic mentors, tutors, coaches, and staff. Completion of the module must be documented. Please provide the details requested at the beginning and end of this training module, otherwise your training cannot be documented. 

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To access the online training module, click the button below. 

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TRAINING MODULE 2

Sexual Predator Awareness and Prevention

Module 2 is designed to make you aware of sexual predators and the methods these individuals use to obtain access to young people. For this module, you will reference two web pages. First, you will read the information presented on each page, then you will return here and access the interactive portion of this module. The interactive portion consists of a series of questions based on the information presented on the assigned web pages. 

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Please read the information on the two web pages carefully. Not only is it important for adults who work with children and youth to effectively spot a predator in their midst, it is also imperative that they avoid behaviors that could appear suspicious. Mentors must know how to prevent their own efforts with young people from being called into question. In short, mentors must not only learn how to protect young people, but also how to protect themselves.

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As you review the web pages and go through the interactive quiz, you will notice that predator behaviors and mentor behaviors are often similar. It is very important to understand the subtle differences between legitimate and appropriate interaction with young people and the manner and purpose of predators.

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Note: Each web page will open in a separate browser window. You might find it helpful to leave these open after reading, so you can refer back to the information while completing the questions in the interactive portion of the module. You may also want to print the pages for easier reference. This training module is mandatory for all volunteer academic mentors, tutors, coaches and staff.

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Steps to Follow

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Step 1: Read the two required web pages. Below are links to the two web pages you must read:

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  • 1. Warning Signs To Watch Out For When Dealing With a Sex Offender: We are aware of a few typos/grammatical mistakes in this material, but aside from these, the information is very accurate and to the point. Also, please disregard any pop-up adds that may appear, as well as links or other services that may be advertised (simply ignore or click the "x" to close). The only intended purpose is to read the information in the article. 
  • 2. Red Flags & Warning Signs: If you find the blue color of the text on this page difficult, print the page and read the printed information instead.

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Step 2: Complete the Interactive Quiz. 

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Click the arrow below to access the Module 2 Interactive Quiz. 

You need a score of 80% or higher to pass and have your training documented.

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TRAINING VIDEO

Power Tools: How to Facilitate the Program

This training video will take you through the five-step process of correctly facilitating the Crossover Mission Power Tools Program. Each step is explained fully, along with additional information regarding the scientific foundation and educational research upon which the program is built. The video runs 18 minutes. As more training videos become available, we will add them to this page.

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When you have finished watching the video, please submit the “Training Video Completion Form” by clicking the link provided below.

To document that you have watched this video, 

please click this link to submit the Training Video Completion Form.

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