RAP Training Notice

For those who are interested, Department of Youth & Sports Development is organising a Response Ability Pathway training for those who are working with children, young at risk and even work with young people.

RAP is a curriculum which offers “basic training” for all who deal with challenging children and youth and it provides essential strength-based strategies for all who deal with young persons in family, school, or community, and children and youth need supportive persons who respond to their needs rather than react to their problems.

The training will be held at the police college and with limited space.

There is a fee of vt5,000 for the training and it covers the workbook and resource and lunch.

Date of the training is on the 30th May to 1st June and if any organisation and members of the public are interested must go to the department of youth and sport to make payments through Vira Taivakalo and Rebecca Solomon.

Interested person must send in their name before hand for the certificate preprations and is an international recognised paper.

More Information

Viralakaua Edward Taivakalo
Senior Youth Employment officer
Department of Youth & Sports Development
Private Mail Bag 9043
Port Vila Vanuatu
Tel:(678)23561
Mobile: 5446128/7755813
Email: vetaivakalo@vanuatu.gov.vu

Brochure Details

Ola Fou Pasifika Youth development programme is pleased to offer this workshop to youth leaders, teachers, social workers, policy makers and all who are concerned with the support and development of young people in our communities.

About Ola Fou

Ola Fou provides recognised training for youth workers in the Pacific Islands. The courses are run in partnership with Praxis, a tertiary training provider which is certified by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. The Ola Fou course is supported by NZAID. The RAP Workshop will be presented by staff from Ola Fou.

The RAP workshop is

An application of the Circle of Courage model of positive youth development described by Larry Brendtro, Martin Brokenleg and Steve Van Bockern in their book Reclaiming Youth at Risk. According to Dr. Martin Brokenleg, RAP 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 behavior support and creating climates of respect in churches, schools and youth programs.

The RAP curriculum was developed by Dr Larry Brendtro of Reclaiming Youth and Lesley du Toit, of the Child and Youth Care Agency for Development in South Africa. The curriculum was piloted in North America, South Africa, and Australia. RAP develops the strength and resilience of young persons.

RAP is useful for all who are concerned with the development of young people, whether professionals or lay persons. This course is well-received by educators, counselors, social workers, psychologists, youth workers, and staff in treatment and juvenile justice settings. All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

The RAP workshop will be held at: Police College
The cost is: VT 5000 per person

This cost includes lunch and catering each day, and two text books which are part of the workshop. Places are limited for this professional development opportunity,
Please register with your details here, payment must be received before we can confirm your place at the workshop.

Vira Taivakalo: email: vetaivakalo@vanuatu.gov.vu phone No. 678 5446128
Rebecca Burogu Email: resolomon@vanuatu.gov.vu Phone No. 678 5397392

RAP DETAILS


Response Ability Pathways (RAP)

The Circle of Courage has piloted an innovative RAP curriculum which offers “basic training” for all who deal with challenging children and youth. Response Ability Pathways – or simply RAP – provides essential strength-based strategies for all who deal with young persons in family, school, or community. Children and youth need supportive persons who respond to their needs rather than react to their problems. RAP provides these response abilities which enable one to guide young persons on pathways to responsibility.

RAP is an application of the Circle of Courage model of positive youth development described by Larry Brendtro, Martin Brokenleg and Steve Van Bockern in their book Reclaiming Youth at Risk. According to Dr. Martin Brokenleg, RAP 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 behavior support and creating climates of respect in schools and youth programs.

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 behaviors and values. Rather than enforcing obedience, RAP sets high expectations for youth to take responsibility and show respect for themselves and others.

The RAP curriculum was developed by Larry Brendtro of Reclaiming Youth and Lesley du Toit, of the Child and Youth Care Agency for Development in South Africa. The curriculum was piloted in North America, South Africa, and Australia. According to Dr. Brendtro, RAP taps and develops the innate strength and resilience of young persons. The course focuses on three interventions: Connect, Clarify, and Restore. These are the normal “abilities” of the resilient human brain: we are endowed with the ability to connect to others for support, clarify challenging problems, and restore harmony. RAP content is intuitive, jargon free, and understandable. Strategies are safe, practical, and easily implemented. Goals target universal growth needs of children and youth. Values are universal across diverse cultures and societies.

RAP is useful for all who are concerned with youth, whether professionals or lay persons. This course is well-received by educators, counselors, 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.

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