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

July 17, 2020

9 am-3 pm

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

 


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

Professional Training:
Understanding Trauma Through the Neurosequential Perspective: Implications for Treatment

(CEUs available)

Brain science is a fast-growing area of focus for those who work with individuals who have been exposed to trauma and toxic stress through childhood adversity. Understanding the stress response system and circumstances that impact functioning is critical when trying to support growth and development. Participants delve deeper into both brain science and the impact of stress and trauma, and learn additional skills to help individuals reach their greatest potential.

The free workshop is based on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics© (NMT) developed by Dr. Bruce Perry and presented by trained clinicians from Great Circle. Participants will:

  • Learn how trauma during early childhood impacts the brain’s development and affects a child’s relational capacity as they mature.
  • Discover how healthy and unhealthy relationships contribute to a  person’s ability to self-regulate and achieve long-term success.
  • Understand how to create an environment that is conducive to healthy development and learning.

This workshop is approved for 5 continuing education hours through the Missouri Social Workers Committee and the Missouri Licensed Professional Counselors Committee.

Registration deadlines:

  • July 3 for July 17 workshop

TO REGISTER ONLINE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCUnderstandingTraumaRegistration.  Lunch is provided; please note any dietary concerns during registration.

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

August 10, 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!

September 25, 2020

10 am-4 pm

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

 


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

Parent/Caregiver 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:

  • 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.

October 15, 2020

6pm – 8pm
Lebanon Community Office
25573 Highway 5
Lebanon, MO 65536

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!