Trainings & Workshops

Great Circle offers trainings and workshops for health-focused professionals, educators and caregivers on a variety of behavioral health topics. From “lunch & learns” to full-day trainings, and from introductory to high-level information, these offerings appeal to a wide range of expertise. CEUs are available for some workshops. If you’d like to be notified when new events are posted, please join our e-mail list by clicking here.

Upcoming Events

Identity Development 

The age old question of “Who am I?” stumps the best of us. Figuring out who you are for foster children who have varied experiences can lead to a world of other issues including anxiety, depression, and sometimes even anger. As parents, that can be a lot to handle, especially as we try to remember what is normal and at what stage. This workshop explores physical, cognitive, language, and social & emotional development. From there, we will focus on the adolescent stage of identity versus role confusion as discussed by Erikson’s stages of Psychosocial Development. Encouraging and supporting youth during this time of exploration of who they are is sometimes difficult. It can bump up against a parent’s belief systems, or perhaps there is not understanding. Participants will walk away with practical tips to work with adolescents to help promote healthy identity development in our foster children.