The Maine Helpers Program
Become a Helper
The Helpers program is a half-day training conducted by a
Certified Helpers Trainer in your community. After completing the
Helpers Training you will have the skills you need to talk with
someone about their tobacco use in a friendly and effective
manner. You will:
- Be aware of opportunities to talk about tobacco use and
have practical ways to start conversations about quitting tobacco
- Understand what motivates someone to consider quitting tobacco
and identify their readiness to take action
- Help people who have an interest in quitting by offering referrals,
information about successful strategies for quitting and self-help
Download a list of Maine Helpers Trainers.
Download a list of Maine Helpers Trainings.
Become a Maine Certified Helpers Trainer
The Certified Helpers Train-the-Trainer program is a full-day training
conducted by the MaineHealth Center For Tobacco Independence.
Upon completion of the training, participants will be certified by the
Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine to conduct their own Helpers
Trainings. In order to qualify you must be a health professional with
at least an Associates Degree and be tobacco-free for at least one year.
The certification period is 3 years. For more information call
(207) 662-7122 or refer to the Frequently Asked Questions about
the Certified Trainers Program.
Download a Certified Helpers Trainer (Train-the-Trainer) registration form.
About the Helpers Program
The Helpers Program is a copyrighted program of The University
of Arizona College of Medicine, which is being offered by the
Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine. For general information
about the Maine Helpers Program, call (207) 662-7122 or refer to
the Frequently Asked Questions about the Helpers Program.
Below are Helping materials that are discussed in the Helpers training. These are resources that can be printed to assist Helpers after they have completed the training. For additional hard copies, contact an instructor (listed above).