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Respectful Alliances: Black Hills Seminars Preconference


  • Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn 505 North 5th Street Rapid City, SD, 57701 United States (map)

Respectful Alliances

● Positive Peer Cultures

● Inspired Staff Teams

Black Hills Seminars Preconference: July 25-26, 2018

There is a disconnection between the needs of today’s youth and the ecology of family, school, peer group, and community. While young people seek adult models and guidance, our systems do not nurture supportive relationships. Humans by nature are social beings  who only survive and thrive by helping and caring for one another. This training provides practical tools for creating climates of respect in schools, juvenile justice, residential treatment, and community.

Respectful Alliances is the latest application of Positive Peer Culture (PPC) and EQUIP peer-helping programs  addressing Circle of Courage needs for Belonging, Mastery, Power, and Generosity. This model is listed as a research-based practice by the California Evidence-Based Clearing House. Trainer is Larry K. Brendtro, PhD, co-author of recent books on principles and practices for building positive staff and youth cultures.

Cost: $395 (or $295 with Black Hills Seminars conference registration, June 27-29). Includes 2 days training, 2 lunches, refreshments, book, and training materials.

Location: Rushmore Holiday Inn, Rapid City, SD

Certification: Participants who combine this 2-day preconference with the 3-day Black Hills Seminars will receive basic PPC Certification. Graduate university credit is also available.

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