TIP Teens is a program which involves young people (ages 14-21) as active volunteers in the Trauma Intervention Program. It is expected that involving teens in the local TIP Chapter will directly benefit the teens and will also enhance the capability of TIP to serve youth who have been traumatized.
The goals of the TIP Teens program are threefold:
How the TIP Chapter Will Use TIP Teens
TIP Teens may be involved in a number of ways in the TIP Chapter. Following are examples of how the TIP Teens will be involved:
Policies and Procedures
Reminding the TIP Teen of upcoming continuing education meetings and arranging transportation, if necessary.
TIP Teens will report that they use their TIP skills in other areas of their lives beyond the TIP program. For example, the TIP Teen may report:
-“I used my TIP skills to help a friend at school who lost his father.
-I was able to help on my job after a robbery because of my TIP experience.”
-“I now listen a lot more when my friend has a problem.”
TIP Teens will serve as a link between the TIP Chapter and local schools and youth organizations. TIP will more effectively serve children and adolescents who have been emotionally traumatized because of the addition of TIP Teens to our volunteer corps.