NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1038553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
Strengthening Resilience in Families
Guild, Diane; Espiner, Deborah
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v22 n4 p38-41 Win 2014
Rolling with Resilience (RwR) provides a springboard for developing strategies that build strengths and supports to foster developmental assets in children and youth (Benson, Scales, & Roehlkepartain, 2011). In Circle of Courage terms, resilience is strengthened by opportunities for Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity (Brendtro, Brokenleg, & Van Bockern, 2002). Participants describe this training experience as different from other parenting courses that focus on problems and consequence-based discipline. Instead, they learn practical, positive strategies which apply to daily life in home and community. This experiential learning can be useful for all who work with youth--as well as for young people themselves. Also, organizations that embrace the Circle of Courage philosophy find RwR effective either as an induction or a refresher for those who have completed Response Ability Pathways and other Circle of Courage trainings. The overarching goal of RwR is to understand and apply the Circle of Courage to real-world challenges faced by children and families. This is achieved through opportunities for reflection and activities that translate each of the four Circle of Courage principles (Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity) into action. The RwR training package caters to a wide range of learning styles. Resources include a PowerPoint presentation with facilitators' notes and a guidebook for participants. This article describes each of the three modules of experiential learning through which RwR participants progress in order to understand, explore, and apply the Circle of Courage to their life situations.
Reclaiming Children and Youth. PO Box 57 104 N Main Street, Lennox, SD 57039. Tel: 605-647-2532; Fax: 605-647-5212; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A