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Adult Trainings

PAL® Initial Adult Training for Secondary Education
Become certified to implement and maintain a PAL® peer helping program in secondary schools.

This in-depth, two day course provides secondary educators an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to implement and maintain a PAL® peer helping program. The following components are covered:

  • Using the PAL® Teacher’s Manual
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Student training
  • Lesson planning
  • Supervision
  • Evaluation
  • Service delivery to peers, schools, and your community

Participation results in certification of participants as required by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) guidelines and by PAL® Curriculum fidelity standards. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are also available.

2021 Training Dates for PAL® Initial Adult Training for Secondary Education

Training Dates: May 3rd, 4th, June 14th, 15th, July 19th, 20th, August 16th, 17th

Due to cover restriction all trainings will be done remotely until further notice and if there is a conflict with the training dates please contact me to schedule a different date. Please email Tory Gant tgant@palusa.org if  Thanks.


We will work with you if you have a scheduling conflict with the above dates, please contact Tory via email tgant@palusa.org to make arrangements

Who Should Attend
Secondary school representatives who are or will be directly responsible for the supervision of the PAL® peer helping program should attend the training. As required by TEA guidelines, anyone who has not been certified through PAL® since 2003 should also attend. In addition to program coordinators, training can benefit teachers, administrators, counselors, and advisory Board Members.

How to Register
Please print out the PAL® Initial Adult Registration Form and fax to (512) 338-0939 or email tgant@palusa.org to register for this event.

PAL Initial Adult Training Registration Form



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Registration for this event is $500 per Texas participant and $500 per out-of-state USA participant. The cost of the PAL® Teacher’s Manual is $200 when purchased with registration. Each school district should have at least one manual per campus where a PAL® program is sponsored.


Training Location

Our Initial Adult Trainings are held in the Austin area,  but the exact location is subject to change. We will update this page with the training locations as the training date approaches. You will also receive information in your confirmation email once you have registered.

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