Reclaiming Youth at Risk:
Futures of Promise
Trainers: Larry K. Brendtro & Mark Freado
Dates: July 16-17, 2019, 8:30am-4:30pm daily
In their book Reclaiming Youth at Risk, Larry Brendtro, Martin Brokenleg, and Steve Van Bockern described how Native American and First Nations peoples reared responsible, respectful children by meeting needs for Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity. This traditional knowledge is validated by emerging research on resilience and neuroscience. When growth needs are met, children thrive. But youngsters who experience trauma or neglect present a host of emotional, behavioral, and learning problems. This course presents principles and practical strategies for creating living and learning environments where all children and youth can flourish.
The Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning describes the Circle of Courage as presaging other models of positive youth development. These principles are being employed world-wide in settings including schools, residential treatment, juvenile justice, and child and youth care. Participants gain essential knowledge and skills for working with all children and youth, including those most vulnerable.
Registration for the Reclaiming Youth at Risk 2-day pre-conference is $395 US which includes two days of experiential training, lunches, refreshments, and course materials.