N-O-T On Tobacco Facilitator Training - Brookfield, WI - October 17, 2013

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October 17, 2012 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

American Lung Association in Wisconsin office
13100 W. Lisbon Road, Suite 700 Brookfield, WI 53005 Map

Registration is required to attend. 

To REGISTER online, please click here.

SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 7 DAYS PRIOR TO TRAINING DATE. Training will take place as scheduled only if a minimum of 10 people are registered. A training confirmation will be emailed one week prior to the training. Please call (262) 703-4200 if you do not receive a confirmation or if you have questions.

About Not On Tobacco (N-O-T)

Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) is the American Lung Association’s voluntary program for teens who want to quit smoking.  It is the most researched, most widely used and most successful such program in the United States.  

Major Characteristics of N-O-T:

  • Allows teens to volunteer to participate: no coercion.
  • Includes group activities, discussions, journaling, and role-playing.
  • Has separate activities for boys and girls.
  • Uses a total-health approach: offers advice on healthy behaviors, stress management, and life skills.
  • Consists of 10 sessions and can be used in schools or community settings.
  • Is based on more than 10 years of research and evaluation.
  • Is proven effective: has a 21% quit rate, higher than any other similar program.

N-O-T helps teens understand why they smoke and helps them develop the skills, confidence, and support they need to quit.  Teens learn the skills they need to tackle tough problems such as nicotine withdrawal, cravings to smoke, and peer pressure to continue smoking.

N-O-T also deals with other issues that are important to teens, such as how to control weight after quitting, how to manage stress in healthy ways, and how to communicate effectively.  N-O-T has different tips for boys and for girls because research shows that boys and girls have different reasons for smoking and need different strategies for quitting.

Facilitator Training

The facilitator training explains nicotine addiction, curriculum content and implementation, and how to conduct group processes.

Facilitators learn and experience:

  • How to conduct sessions and group activities
  • What challenges may arise
  • How to handle potential challenges

After the training facilitators should be able to:

  • Help students quit smoking with the N-O-T program
  • Deal with issues that arise during sessions
  • Be committed to and excited about N-O-T

Why training is conducted in-person:

The training is conducted in-person to ensure that facilitators understand the importance of specific skills and can demonstrate their ability to follow the curriculum.  How a smoking cessation program is delivered is just as important as what is delivered.  A good facilitator makes N-O-T “come alive” for participants.  Communication and empathy are interpersonal skills essential to being a successful facilitator.  The training and curriculum manual provide a strong foundation for understanding the content of N-O-T and how to deliver it effectively.

During the training, each facilitator will be asked to sign the Not On Tobacco Facilitator Agreement.

Please read the agreement prior to registration to ensure you will be able to meet the criteria listed.

Registration Fee

Fee includes: one day training, comprehensive facilitator manual, and sample participant packet, certificate of course completion, lunch and other American Lung Association resource materials.

Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) Facilitator Training Workshop

1 day workshop:

  • $50.00 (Wisconsin Residents)
  • $250.00 (Non Wisconsin Resident)

Cancellation Policy

When you cancel registration for this training 2 days or more before the training date, you will receive a full refund. No refunds are granted less than 2 days before the training date.