One Circle Foundation Courses
Below is a list of courses we offer with detailed descriptions. Please view our training calendar for upcoming trainings or contact us to bring a training to your agency or region.

Girls Circle Facilitator Training   |   The Council for Boys and Young Men Facilitator Training   | 
Mother-Daughter Circle: Heart of the Matter


Girls Circle Facilitator Training
13 Hours of Instruction,
Course Outline


This initial training provides a comprehensive course on the Girls Circle model for participants of all experience levels and solidly sets the foundation for implementing dynamic female responsive programming via Girls Circle support groups. Workshop facilitators use an experiential model of learning to include lecture, demonstration, group discussion, case studies, simulation, small group interaction, and brainstorming to stimulate participants’ learning.

The subject matter relates to the scope of practice in all youth serving sectors in its particular attention to girls’ developmental stages and needs.

The model is utilized in all service delivery models in prevention and intervention - including education, juvenile justice, child services, behavioral, mental health treatment, and community programming. The training builds on participants’ skills on how to promote girls’ strengths and critical thinking in regard to their behavior and choices. Girls Circle offers an approach that increases positive connections as they pertain to girls’ healthy relationships with adults, peers, and community for the purpose of helping girls to take full advantage of their talents, academic interests, career pursuits, and potential for healthy relationships.
  • 13 CE’s offered to LCSW’s in states approved by the National Association of Social Workers
  • 13 CE’s Offered to MFT’s, LPCC’s, and Social Workers in Ohio approved by the Counselors, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • 13 CE’s offered to Registered Nurses in California
  • 13 CAADAC credits (California)
  • 1 College Credit offered through Sonoma State University Extended and International Education (Apply at training)



The Council for Boys & Young Men
Facilitator Training
13 Hours of Instruction, Course Outline

The training provides a comprehensive course on the program model The Council for Boys and Young Men, for participants of all experience levels and solidly sets the foundation for implementing a dynamic strengths-based group approach to promote boys’ and young men’s safe and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years. The training incorporates a relational-cultural framework and masculinity research practices to help participants build on boys' abilities and create opportunities for resiliency and healthy relationships in boys’ and young men's lives. Workshop trainers use an experiential model of learning to include lecture, demonstration, group discussion, case studies, simulation, small group interaction, and brainstorming to stimulate participants’ learning.  

The subject matter relates to the scope of practice in all youth serving sectors in its particular attention to boys’ developmental stages and needs, building participant skills to meet a core developmental need in boys for strong, positive relationships. The model is utilized in all community-based service delivery models - including education, juvenile justice, child services, behavioral, and mental health treatment. The Council recognizes boys' strengths and capacities, challenges stereotypes, questions unsafe attitudes about masculinity, and encourages solidarity through personal and collective responsibility. Participants learn how to create a healthy and structured environment that is experiential and engaging so that boys and young men can gain the vital opportunity to address masculine definitions and behaviors and build their capacities to find their innate value and a sense of purpose – individually and collectively.

  • 13 CE’s offered to LCSW’s in states approved by the National Association of Social Workers
  • 13 CE’s offered to MFT’s, LPCC’s, and Social Workers in Ohio approved by the Counselors, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • 13 CAADAC credits (California)
  • 13 CE’s offered to Registered Nurses in California



Mother-Daughter Circle Facilitator Training
6.5 Hours of Instruction, Course Outline

This training prepares facilitators to offer a Mother-Daughter Circle program for mothers or female caregivers and girls 11 – 18 in their communities, utilizing the curriculum Heart of the Matter. The purpose of the training is to prepare facilitators intellectually, emotionally, experientially, and logistically to provide a quality prevention or intervention family services program to strengthen bonds between girls/young women and their mothers or female caregivers.

The workshop follows the 8-Week curriculum which integrates the Girls Circle model and best practice parenting approaches. Participants will practice portions of the curriculum to understand the tasks and develop the fundamental skills needed to help mothers and female caregivers promote empathy and a positive female identity, develop healthy coping strategies for stressful times, utilize quality communication skills, and demonstrate effective parental limit setting. Participants prepare to utilize demonstrations and role plays, trust activities, discussions, reflective listening, affirmations, I-messages, open ended questions, and application of the 5 S.T.E.P.S. ™ for navigating the relationship through stressful interactions. The workshop incorporates a variety of learning methods including large group presentations and discussions, small group activities, trainer demonstrations, role play, and small group skills practice.

  • 6.5 CE’s offered to LCSW’s in states approved by the National Association of Social Workers
  • 6.5 CE’s offered to MFT’s, LPCC’s, and Social Workers in Ohio approved by the Counselors, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • 6.5 CE’s offered to Registered Nurses in California




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