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

May 4, 2023

Offered virtually from 6pm to 7:30pm

Calm, Cool and Regulated

You ask your foster child to help set the dinner table and a melt-down ensues. You’ve had a long day and just need a little help. After all, they are just watching TV. You look them straight in the eyes and say, “Calm down! I just asked you to set the table!” The saying goes, “Never in the history of calming down has anyone ever calmed down by being told to calm down.” This course will help you to find effective strategies to help your foster child to regulate in the moment as well as dosing to build frustration tolerance.

August 3, 2023

Offered virtually from 6pm to 7:30pm

The Important of Relationship

Connection before correction is a good motto to live by! Focusing in on building relationships with the foster children in your home, leads to better outcomes for them and for you. When most people feel like they have someone in their corner, they are more motivated to work harder and try new things. Connection builds safety. This course is all about why relating is important and effective ways to build rapport with your foster children or adolescents.

November 2, 2023

Offered virtually from 6pm to 7:30pm

The Cortex is Open for Business

There has been a focus on regulating your foster child, then relating to them- now it is time to implement reasoning. Once the moment has settled and everyone is back in their thinking brain, then and only then can the discussion begin. If your focus is on teaching skills, then natural and logical consequences help you to achieve this goal. This course focuses in on how to recognize that your foster child is ready for the reason stage and then ways to go about implementing consequences that help your child to build life skills.