Circle of Courage CP6651
Circle of Courage Martin Brokenleg’s(Reclaiming Youth at Risk, 1990) Circle of Courage model for youth empowerment has proven success in working with high-risk youth all over the world, where it has been adopted in numerous schools, youth correctional and therapeutic settings. Brokenleg, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Lakota and psychologist, works with Native Ministries in Vancouver, BC.
Spirit of Belonging The Spirit of Belonging – significance is nurtured in a cultural milieu that celebrates the universal human need for belonging. Significance is found in the acceptance, attention, and affection of others. To lack significance is to be rejected, ignored, and not to belong.
Spirit of Mastery The Spirit of Mastery – competence is assured by guaranteed opportunities for mastery. Success brings innate satisfaction and a sense of efficacy. Chronic failure stifles motivation.
Spirit of Independence The Spirit of Independence – power is fostered by encouraging the expression of independence. Power is shown in the ability to control one’s behavior and gain the respect of others. Those lacking power feel helpless and without influence.
Spirit of Generosity The Spirit of Generosity – virtue is reflected in the value of generosity. Worthiness is judged by valuing one’s culture and significant others. Without feelings of worthiness, life is not spiritually fulfilling. Contributing positively to others. Caring-sharing with others-supportive-helpful-compassionate-showing social concerns.