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This site is for those  interested in  essential  strength-based strategies for working with Youth in family, school, residential programmes or community.

We promote training and learning opportunities based on the Circle of Courage  for those wanting to make a difference in the lives of young people. 

"Because many young people at risk overcome difficult life situations."

Zero tolerance and punishment are often seen as the solution to extreme teenage and adolescent problems. Not so, according to Larry Brendtro, an American researcher and youth worker.   

Details about upcoming training events here

"This challenges traditional approaches that focus on problems through the lens of deficit and disorder. Difficult life problems pose dangers, but also can lead to new strengths and coping ability.”

Brendtro's approach is based on the The Circle of Courage, a model of positive youth development.  The model integrates Native American philosophies of child-rearing, the heritage of early pioneers in education and youth work, and contemporary resilience research. The Circle of Courage is based in four universal growth needs of all children: belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity. The model has been applied world-wide in schools, treatment settings, and family and youth development programs.

Brendtro has run a number of workshops in New Zealand over the past 10 years referred to as RAP (Response Abilities Pathways), in Auckland.  The RAP programme was designed by a team of North American and South African experts in working with youth at risk.   “It translates research on positive youth development into practical methods to foster pathways to responsibility.” New Zealand workshop participants have been impressed with the multi-cultural relevance of the Circle of Courage and RAP training and Brendtro's ability to bring the concepts alive through inspiring real-life stories.  On future tours, sponsored by the Circle of Courage Training and Development Trust New Zealand,  Brendtro will also be introducing an assessment and planning model referred to as the Development Audit. Designed specifically to help young people at risk this model can be used for functional assessment in schools, to inform intervention decisions by courts and in case planning by treatment teams. .... [ more ]

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