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Courageous Connections

Courageous Connections

Click this link to view the first video segment of this course.

This online course consists of video segments of a live training. Designed for direct care staff, youth specialists, para-educators, counselors, social workers, therapists, administrators, and any other caregivers, professionals, or crisis responders who work with individuals who exhibit problematic behavior, this course builds upon The Circle of Courage philosophy; providing a set of skills/tools to be used when intervening with individuals in crisis. 


Topics Include:

  • Review of The Circle of Courage philosophy
  • Learn about the four universal growth needs of belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity
  • Identify pain-based behavior and pain-based responses
  • Understand how problematic behavior as symptomatic of “broken circles”/unmet needs
  • Assess behavior using a “courageous lens”
  • The importance of connecting, clarifying, and restoring 


Learning Objectives

  • Review the foundational beliefs and principles underlying the Circle of Courage model
  • Understand the impact of unmet needs and broken Circles and their connection to problematic behavior
  • Learn the brain science between how young people react to stressors and trauma’s impact on the brain
  • Learn the importance of connection and strategies for positively connecting with youth
  • Learn strategies for building response ability pathways

This course is also available as a live training that can be presented at your school, district or organization. Email info@starr.org to book a training.


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