Trainings and Support

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County is committed to providing additional resouces and training opportunities to our Bigs in order that they might be most successful in developing a relationship with and helping kids explore and find their potential. There are a variety of websites that offer support, as well as online trainings that your Match Support Specialist can send to you that will help you further your relationship, learn more about a specific diagnosis or situation that your Little might be dealing with, or just give you that insight and boost that you need.
For additional information, please contact us at 734-975-0933.

These are presentations compiled by BBBS staff/interns that will assist in your understanding of and gives tips and hints to successfully working with kids that:

-Are on the Autism Spectrum
-Have Experienced Violence
-Are Experiencing Grief and Loss
-Are Experiencing Poverty
-Are Experiencing Homelessness
-Are Depressed
-Has Child Protective Service Involvement

​Other presentations include:
​-Mentoring Tips and Tricks

BBBS Match Support Specialists can help access information and services for families through the Washtenaw County Resource and Referral Guide.  Information within this Resource Guide includes agencies/programs that can assist with:

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Clothing
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency/Hotline/Numbers to Know
  • Employment
  • Eye Care
  • Finanancial Assistance/Tax Prep
  • Food and Meals
  • Household/Personal/Medications
  • Housing
  • Immigrant Assistant/Resouces
  • Laundry
  • Legal Services
  • LGBTQI Services
  • Medical Care
  • Mental Health/Case Management
  • Older Adult Services
  • Service Animals
  • Telephone/Utility Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Veteran Services
  • Washtenaw County Numbers
  • Youth and Family Services

BBBS Match Support Specialists can provide you with links to attend any of the following webinars.

  • A Path to Healthy Youth Development
  • About My Agency- Document
  • Achieving the vision: an overview of Big Brothers Big Sisters 
  • Boundaries
  • Building a Mentoring Relationship
  • Difficulties of Families in Transition
  • Interpersonal Communication: Listening Essentials
  • Leadership Essentials: Building your Influence as a Leader
  • Mentoring Adjuducated Youth
  • Mentoring Youth at Risk for Gang Involvement
  • Mentoring Youth with An Incarcerated Parent
  • Mentoring Youth in Foster Care
  • Talking about a Positive Future
  • Talking about Risky Behaviors
  • Thrive BIGS Introduction
  • Trail Guide for BIGS
  • Understanding Supports and Barriers.