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

February 21 – Trauma 101
9 am-1 pm

March 13 – Trauma 201
8 am-2 pm

April 20 – Trauma 301
9 am-1 pm

Boone County Electric Co-Op
North Community Room
1413 Rangeline Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Trauma Training Series for Kindred Collective

This three-part training is based on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics© (NMT) developed by Dr. Bruce Perry and provided by trained clinicians from Great Circle.

This training series equips participants to improve their work with families and children by focusing on how brain science can be used to understand trauma’s effects on individuals and the family dynamic. Participants will:

  • Receive an introduction to brain development and how trauma disrupts the process.
  • Explore trauma-informed, developmentally sensitive approaches to treatment.
  • Learn the four means of regulation, environmental factors and interventions for successful therapeutic experiences that match current brain functioning and further development.

Training is sequential, so participants are required to attend all three trainings.
Registration deadline: Feb. 19


The funding that supports this free training is provided by Boone County Children’s Service Fund.

February 24, 2020

6pm – 8pm
Waynesville Community Office
25175 Highway 17
Waynesville, MO 65583

Foster Parenting Informational Meeting

Becoming a foster parent is a big decision and you probably have lots of questions. Check out one of Great Circle’s informational meetings so you can start your family’s journey.
Call 1-844-424-3577 (GCHELPS) to register today!

March 27
10 am-4 pm
United Way Building
105 E. Ash Street, Suite 300
Columbia, MO 65203

May 15
Time & location TBD

September 25
Time & location TBD

Parent/Caregiving Training:
Understanding Tough Behaviors

Parents and caregivers see the effects of trauma and toxic stress when a child acts out with little provocation or a previously outgoing child now sits sullenly and refusing to engage with others. These behaviors can leave a parent or caretaker at a loss on how to respond.

Traumatic experiences and toxic stress can affect a child’s brain development and cause the child to have difficulty regulating emotions, working with others or developing basic learning skills. The child can then have chronic problems in school or at home.

This free workshop is designed for parents and caregivers and is based on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics© (NMT) developed by Dr. Bruce Perry. Trained clinicians from Great Circle will walk through the basics of brain science and give participants:

  • An understanding of how interruptions in brain development can affect a child’s behaviors
  • Knowledge on how to apply basic brain science concepts  to support healthy emotional and behavioral growth in the children they care for

NOTE: Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Registration is open only to Boone County residents whose income is at 200% below federal poverty level.

Registration deadlines:

  • March 13 for the March 27 workshop
  • May 1 for the May 15 workshop
  • September 11 for the September 25 workshop

TO REGISTER: Call Great Circle at 1-844-424-3577 (GCHELPS).

The funding that supports this free training is provided by Boone County Children’s Service Fund.