Contribution to Book
This chapter promotes the “Circle of Courage” as a model for developing resilience in young people. Resilience in the context of this chapter refers to factors which contribute to the success of young people and protect them from participating in risk behavior. The “Circle of Courage” is a child rearing model used by Native Americans before white conquest and has four main components – Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity. The components are in alignment with what modern psychologists are promoting for young people today and are common to most indigenous groups.
Ministering with Millennials: A Complete Report on the 180° Symposium
Roger L. Dudley with Allan Walshe
The 180° Symposium
Duffy, Jonathan and Hopkins, Gary, "Circle of Courage" (2009). 180 Symposium Publications. 61.
Posed with permission, Center for Youth Evangelism at Andrews University