Submitted by Cindy Crabtree, Seminar & Training Coordinator
Spring is the perfect time of year to visit Victoria, British Columbia – and attending the Reclaiming Youth Seminar is the perfect reason to go there next April! This beautiful city is once again the location of our Spring Seminar. It is not a hard decision to make.
Each year, we eagerly look forward to returning to this scenic and blooming backdrop for our Reclaiming Youth trainings. We sincerely and humbly enjoy connecting with the dedicated adults who come from all over the world to join us at workshops based on learning, sharing, encouraging and creating positive relationships and environments for children. We have discovered that no matter where in the world you live and work, children everywhere need the same essential elements as defined within the Circle of Courage™ Model for healthy youth development: belonging, mastery, independence and generosity. The Reclaiming Youth Seminars, open to everyone, are recommended for all adults who work with and care for youth – including educators, counselors, social workers, residential staff, juvenile justice professionals, community leaders and elders, foster parents and parents. It is exciting to look ahead and know that we will get to expand our circle of friends in 2011.
Here is a little trivia test for those of you who have visited Victoria BC in past years, or are planning to join us for the first time next April. (Answers are listed at the bottom of this article.)