2019 Reclaiming Youth Seminars
Join Us at Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD, July 16-20, 2019
We are excited to announce that after 25 years of leading-edge training, the annual Black Hills Seminars are relocating and beginning a new era. We are launching the 2019 Reclaiming Youth Seminars at the birthplace of Reclaiming Youth at Risk, the Circle of Courage and Reclaiming Youth movements - the Augustana University campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Commencing with a two-day preconference from July 16-17, 2019, Larry Brendtro and Mark Freado will host a Reclaiming Youth at Risk Certification Course.
Then from July 18-20, 2019, the historic main event, Reclaiming Youth Seminars will feature Keynotes plus dozens of presenters explore timely topics:
- Trauma, Resilience, and Thriving
- Social and Emotional Learning in Classrooms and Schools
- Strength-Based Treatment with Children and Families
- Positive Climates in Residential Care and Juvenile Justice
- Native American and First Nations Youth and Communities
Pre-Conference (July 16-17, 2019)
$395 for two days, including lunches and training materials
Reclaiming Youth Seminars (July 18-20, 2019)
$475 for three days, including lunches and training materials.
Group discounts and university credit are available.
Lodging and Travel
Lodging is in historic Downtown at the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls-City Centre, ten minutes by car or bus from the Augustana campus. For those on a tight budget, on-campus dorm rooms are available. Click here for more information or to reserve a room.
Major airlines serve Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD). Traveling by auto, the city connects to Interstate Highways 90 and 29.
The Reclaiming Youth Movement
The book Reclaiming Youth at Risk by Augustana University professors Larry K. Brendtro, Martin Brokenleg, and Steve Van Bockern introduced the Circle of Courage medicine wheel showing Native American values of Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity. Inspired by Indigenous cultures that deeply respect children, these needs are now validated by research on resilience, neuroscience, and youth development.
For twenty-five years, the Black Hills Seminars on Reclaiming Youth have been at the leading edge of strength-based approaches with challenging children and youth. Now this annual conference is relocating to Augustana University in Sioux Falls where the Reclaiming Youth movement originated.
These seminars are sponsored by Reclaiming Youth at Risk, a non-profit research and professional development organization, in collaboration with Augustana University, the Resilience Academy, Growing Edge Training, Straight Ahead Ministries, and Turtle Island Learning Circle.
Your Hosts for the Reclaiming Youth Seminars
Martin Brokenleg, EdD
Professor Emeritus of Native American Studies
Transforming Cultural Trauma into Resilience
Larry Brendtro, PhD
Reclaiming Youth at Risk
Positive Peer Cultures and Inspired Staff Teams
Steve Van Bockern, EdD
Schools that Matter: Teaching Minds, Reaching Hearts™
Mark Freado, MA
Growing Edge Training
The Art of Kid Whispering: Reaching the Inside Kid
Other Timely Topics Include...
Karla Abbott, RN, DNP, Faculty of Nursing, Augustana University
Walking in Two Worlds: Exploring Stress and Resilience with Traditional Lakota Talking Circle
Randy Boardman, EdD, Educational Consultant
It’s About Time: Time to Teach! Time to Learn
Doug Bolton, PhD, North Shore Academy
Through a Different Lens: How to Support Students with Mental Health Issues
Robert Foltz, PsyD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Medicating our Youth and Discovering Myth-information
Raquel Hatter, EdD, Kresge Foundation, Tiffany Day, Ascent at Aspen Institute, and David Jordan, Agape
Meeting Families Where They Dream through a Two-Generational Whole Family Lens
Vikki Hennard, PhD, Char-Em (Michigan) Intermediate School District
The CLEAR Behavior Planning Process: Clarifying Needs and Solutions
Adrienne Brant James, MSW, and Tammy Lunday, EdD candidate, Turtle Island Learning Center
Moccasin Paths and Other Trails
Susan Jones, MSEd, Trauma Informed Practices Coach, Broome-Tioga BOCES, New York
Leaving an Imprint: One Student, One Family at a Time
Stacy Kelsey, MA, Wentzville (Missouri) School District
The Power of Moments
Scott Larson, DMin, Straight Ahead Ministries
Helping Youth Discover Purpose in Life
Jenise Pischel, MA, with students from Our Home, Huron, South Dakota
Positive Peer Culture in Action: Voices of Youth
Michelle Powers, EdD, Professor of Special Education, Augustana University
Autism: The Long Route to Learning
Cheri Thurman, MS, Wentzville School District
Educational Support Counselors—A Teacher/Therapist Model
Jerica Widow, Meghan Tompkins, and students, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Lakota
Cheyenne River Youth Project
Larry Wilke, EdD, and Darren Solomon, Little Red River School, Alberta, Canada
Engaged Schools with First Nations Youth
Conference Options and Travel Information
Welcome to Sioux Falls!
Discover Historic Downtown
Conference participants can stay in quality, reasonably-priced downtown hotels. Sioux Falls is the largest city in the region but has a welcoming Midwest feel with shops, the Sculpture Walk, and unique bistros and restaurants for every taste.
Explore Falls Park
This 123-acre park lets you see up close the city’s namesake. Cascades of water rush over pink Sioux quartzite to make this an inspiring spot for a jog or walk. An open-air music venue in Falls Park offers free evening performances on the green.
Museums, Galleries, and Concerts
The downtown Washington Pavilion hosts live performances, art galleries, science exhibits, and an I-MAX theater. The Augustana Center for Western Studies houses arts and artifacts of Native Americans and peoples of the prairie.
Tour a First Peoples Settlement
The Seminars offer the option of a two-hour excursion to the early Native American city of Good Earth, located near Sioux Falls on the Great Sioux River. This trade center, active until 1700, had a population larger than New York or Boston.
Feel free to give us a call at 605-906-4694 or email email@example.com