Wed, January 20, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Power of Circles in OST

Do you want to help youth process their thoughts and feelings so they can better handle situations that arise? Do youth in your program need a way to connect and reflect? Circles in the OST environment can help build the relationships and skills youth need to support one another and successfully face challenges. This training will show you, step by step, how to facilitate meaningful circles with youth in your program either face to face or virtually through an online platform.


Core Competencies Addressed:

Core Knowledge Area- Child/Youth Growth and Development

1C: Use Developmental Knowledge to Create Healthy, Respectful, Supportive and Challenging Environments- Entry level and level 1

Primary QIS Scales Addressed:

Supportive Environment:

II-L.: Manage Feelings


III-M: Sense of Belonging

III-O: Youth Lead and Mentor

Training Objectives:

  1. Define the components of effective circle practices in OST
  2. Explain the ways in which circles can be used with youth to meet various needs
  3. Develop a plan to facilitate a meaningful circle with youth