TIPP programming is youth led and developed, year round, intergenerational, community and evidence driven, and designed to normalize safety, equity and respect (SER) to address and prevent the root causes of harm including Oppression, Silence/Denial, and Normalized Harm (OSN). We cultivate SER to end OSN through The Guts To Be Good – G2BG, five things everyone, everywhere, every day can do to make the world a better place.
TIPP programming validates the root causes of harm with empathy and compassion and strives to be adaptable to all identities and abilities. TIPP strategies are positive, fun, pre-birth through the life span, generational, and permanent.
Peer Solutions offers Trauma Informed Primary Prevention (TIPP) Certification for anyone working with youth and families!
Training is based on Blooms Taxonomy and combines multiple adult learning techniques, networking, and ongoing follow-up.
TIPP Training Components
Guts To Be Good
The Guts to be Good Campaign consists of 5 principles: the Guts to Be Honest, the Guts to Be Respectful, the Guts to Be Courteous, the Guts to Speak Up, and the Guts to Lend a Hand.
From these 5 principles we get the G2BG Daily Solutions: youth-developed examples that everyone can enact daily to make the world a better place.
Monday through Friday, we ask local community members to share and enact our G2BG Daily Solutions. This is a way that we can all make a positive impact on our community.
Monday: The Guts to Be Honest
Tuesday: The Guts to Be Respectful
Wednesday: The Guts to Be Courteous
Thursday: The Guts to Speak Up
Friday: The Guts to Lend a Hand
G2BG School Staff of the Month
Each month, we recognize and honor one person who exemplifies the 5 principles of G2BG. This person receives a gift basket and is highlighted on our webpage, social media, and more! Do you know an AZ school staff member who deserves an award?
We also provide trainings on the following:
Child abuse & adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
Juvenile delinquency & poor school performance
Depression/self-harm/suicide with those addressing Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Interpersonal skills development with individuals, families and professionals addressing TBI
Gang & gun violence
Homelessness & poverty
Adolescent reproductive & sexual health education and STI prevention
You might come across these terms and acronyms for the first time on our site and in our programming. We've defined them here so you can learn what they mean, refer back to them if you need a reminder.
G2BG - Guts To Be Good
A Peer Solutions campaign founded on the idea that because everyone has guts, everyone also has the guts to be good! The G2BG consists of five principles: Respect, Courtesy, Honesty, Speaking up, and Lending a hand.
TIPP - Trauma Informed Primary Prevention
Acknowledging present and historical trauma with empathy and compassion. Including this voice to prevent future harm in practice and policy. Stopping the problem before it happens.
SEM - Social Egological Model
Individual, relationship, community and societal level strategies.
OSN - Oppression, Silence, Normalized violence & harm
What Peer Solutions considers the root causes of violence.
SER - Safety, Equity, and Respect
The opposite of OSN. What heals our communities from violence.
CONSENT - permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.