March is in full swing. In New York, this means that the first round of PROMOTE regional trainings are also well underway. Having had the opportunity to participate in the Rochester regional training, I am looking forward to implementing this new approach in Western New York. PROMOTE, which stands for Positive Relationships Offer More Opportunities To Everyone; is replacing the current, SCIP-R (Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention); which has been the standard in NY since the 90s. Although a bit longer than SCIP, PROMOTE stands head and shoulders above it’s predecessor. As Newton once said, “…on the shoulders of giants.” It is only because of the vision and dedication of those that have helped shape the field, that we can see our way.