Train the trainer

The "Train the Trainer" concept is essential and an integral part of CADRE. As a CADRE member, and being a change agent, it is a great idea to implement a "Train the Trainer" system in your organization. Once the system is in place, everyone in your organization can be CADRE trained, participate, and bring about changes and improvements on every level. The benefits are manifold!


There are many approaches and systems to CADRE train employees, co-workers, and entire divisions in your organization. If you have devised a training system, please share it with us! Below you will find one suggestion submitted by Community Research Foundation (CRF). CRF uses this  its outline in a document to track progress of their representatives being CADRE trained:


  1. Watched Dr Minkoff Dual Diagnosis video
  2. Received 8 Principles Training
  3. Completed University of South Florida's Co-Occurring Disorders online certification course (see link below)
  4. Read IDDT Toolkit (see link below)
  5. Attended Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI) Training (8 hours)
  6. Attended MI Skills Training (4 hours)
  7. Personally Administered COMPASS
  8. Personally Developed a Program Action Plan


Points 3,5,6 require certificates of completion; points 7,8 require a copy of tasks performed. Once all 8 points have been completed, the candidate is ready to be CADRE certified - for procedures, please see below.





  • In your organization, develop and implement a training system
  • Submit an outline of your system to the Executive Committee
  • Once approved, your employees may be inducted into CADRE without having to go through the "official" CADRE Training
  • To have a new employee certified, please submit a letter requesting CADRE certification of the new employee to the Executive Committee
  • Upon approval, a confirmation letter will be issued
  • Your new CADRE member may now attend all meetings