RAP workshop with Lloyd Martin - catered lunch included
Praxis Christchurch invites you to join us for this inspirational and practical two day workshop with Lloyd Martin.
Lloyd is a certified RAP course facilitator. For over 20 years Lloyd and Anthea have shared their home in Porirua with local young people and worked in their community as youth workers, teachers (in mainstream and alternative settings) and in outdoors education. Lloyd has written several books around youth work and cross cultural communication. He holds degrees from Victoria University in anthropology and education. Lloyd currently works with Praxis, a network of practitioners and educators in youth work and community development across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
RAP is an application of the Circle of Courage model of positive youth development that applies Circle of Courage principles to help all young people develop belonging, mastery, independence and generosity. RAP methods are grounded in research evidence on resilience, brain science and positive psychology. This training offers practical methods providing positive behaviour support and creating climates of respect in schools and youth programmes.
RAP provides a powerful alternative to both punitive and permissive approaches. Young persons are enlisted as responsible agents in positive change. RAP deals with problems by focusing on strengths and solutions. Brief “teaching moments” instill positive behaviours and values. RAP is useful for all who are concerned with youth, whether professionals or lay persons. This course is well-received by educators, counsellors, social workers, psychologists, youth workers, and staff in treatment and juvenile justice settings. Training also can include parents, foster parents, mentors, and mature youth who are peer helpers.
Training leads to RAP certification, and course credit can be arranged. RAP is highly experiential and provides practical skills for building courageous kids. Basic RAP principles are presented in creative formats, and the course is enlivened by engaging videos and small-group role plays. Participants develop abilities to disengage from adversarial encounters, connect with adult-wary youngsters, restore bonds of respect and create climates where all young persons can flourish.