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Welcome to Vision Training Associates, Inc.!

At Vision Training Associates, we proudly provide the highest quality strength-based products and services. Engaging national subject matter experts, researchers, and authors we produce resources to address the needs of today’s practitioners serving children and youth.

Our primary roles are serving as 1.) a partner in the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE), a national resource for school climate content related to Engagement, Safety, and Environment.  (NCSSLE is funded by the U.S. Department of Education) and 2.) the parent organization for Bolster Collaborative, Inc., where you will find numerous FREE resources and opportunity to access exclusive content available ONLY to our Premium Members. Through Bolster Collaborative, we co-sponsor the annual Positive Youth Development Institute and are a member of the national Youth Thrive Training Collaborative.



A primary task for our work at the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments is the production of various toolkits or resource packages. In the past six years, we have produced:

  • Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment on Our Nation’s School Buses
  • Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment in Our Nation’s Classrooms
  • Get Smart, Get Help, Get Safe (For specialized Instructional Support Personnel to address teen dating violence.)
  • Addressing the Root Causes of Disparities in School Discipline
  • Safe Place: Trauma-Sensitive Practice for Health Centers Serving Higher Education Students
  • Safe Place to Learn: Prevent, Intercede, and Respond to Sexual Harassment of K-12 Students
These resources are available FREE OF CHARGE via the link provided above.


All positive youth development speakers and content is now housed at our Bolster Collaborative website.

Product Sampler

(Produced by Vision Training Associates)

NEW PRICE: $20.00

Maria’s Story contains two compelling stories experienced and told by Flora Sanchez (Albuquerque, NM). It also contains three Special Features, including: Discussion Prompts to accompany the stories of the video; Maria’s Song, as performed by Ken Medema; and 50 Ways to Show Kids You Care, a series of asset-building ideas set to orginal music.

View the trailer for the acclaimed Maria’s Story by clicking here or visit our Bolster Collaborative products page for easy ordering!

Our Favorite Links

NCSSLE: (Washington, DC) A school climate gold mine!

Child Trends: (Bethesda, MD) A rich resource for current research on children, youth, and families and powerful databanks to guide your work.

Positive Tickets: (Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) Find out more about a unique approach to policing and public safety that puts a positive spin on “catching kids!”

Mind Positive Parenting: (Minneapolis, MN) Powerful resources and information for parents. Don’t miss them!


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