This is the first of two books on the theme of “Deep Brain Learning” published by Starr Commonwealth (the second title was released in 2015). In this volume, the authors integrate recent findings from neuroscience with youth development research and traditional Circle of Courage values to provide strategies for developing potentials in challenging youth. Much has been written about educating and working with these young people, but what’s often missing from those theories is what youth think and how they feel. Deep Brain Learning uses the voices of youth, case studies, and insights gained over decades in the field, to create powerful principles for success with youth. The roadmaps in this book show that true, lasting transformations come from person-centered approaches where quality relationships are key. The book provides 25 principles that lead to transformational change in challenging children.
Starr Commonwealth (2009). 169 pages. Hardcover.
“The authors passionately challenge the devaluation of the young that haunts modern culture.”
—Sandra Bloom, founder of the Sanctuary model
“This book places the voice the young person at the center of evidence-based practice, building respectful alliance to surmount challenges.”
—Waln Brown, PhD, the William Gladden Foundation
“This enlightening book calls for a major overhaul of our approach with youth. The authors skillfully blend cross-cultural research and practice wisdom to create a blueprint for success.”
—Howard Bath, Commissioner for Children, Northern Territory, Australia