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ERIC Number: EJ950652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0886-571X
Circle of Courage: Reaching Youth in Residential Care
Lee, Bethany; Perales, Kelly
Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, v22 n4 p1-14 2005
The Circle of Courage, based on traditional Native American philosophy, emphasizes belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity. This study assessed the prevalence of the Circle of Courage values among youth in a residential facility and examined the relationship between these ideals and indicators of placement success. After 12 weeks in placement, youth (n = 29) completed a semi-structured interview about their experiences with the four Circle of Courage values. Twelve weeks later, the interview was re-administered to 26 youth still in placement. Administrative records were used to measure youth's success in placement. Findings suggest a positive relationship between youth reports on experiencing the Circle of Courage values and achieving success in placement. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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