Reclaiming Youth at Risk launched the Circle of Courage model which has impacted education, treatment, child care, and youthwork worldwide. Drawing on a wealth of wisdom from Native American traditions and Western psychology, the authors offer a unique perspective for educating and rearing all children in cultures of respect. This book provides inspiring values and practical tools to foster resilience in all youngsters and restorative strategies for reclaiming youth at risk. The Handbook of Social Emotional Learning identifies the Circle of Courage as presaging the science and practice of positive youth development. Readers will:
- Discover the causes of discouragement for today’s youth.
- Strengthen growth needs of Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity.
- Learn principles and strategies for reclaiming challenging children and youth.
Solution Tree (2009). 174 pages.
“Very well written and researched, it provides wonderful support for alternative approaches to discipline.”
—Allen Mendler & Richard Curwin, authors of Discipline with Dignity
“This book is a treasure for restorative justice work with teens. Great color pictures and visual aids to help educators and community volunteers develop a strengths perspective from which to work with teens.”
“Drawing on the accumulated wisdom of Native Americans and of established leaders in the field, it offers concrete suggestions for creating environments in which all young people can grow and flourish.”
—Jerome Beker, University of Minnesota
“This book is one of the most important works to date about youth in our culture … an exceptional attempt to provide an alternative set of values for youth and to provide steps to structure educational experiences.”