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SOLD OUT – Dr. Martin Brokenleg comes to the Comox Valley, September 28

Jul 10, 2019 | Events, News

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“Building Strength in the Early Years”

The Comox Valley Child Development Association and PacificCARE Childcare Resource and Referral are very thrilled to be presenting Dr. Martin Brokenleg to speak in the Comox Valley. Join us in Courtenay at the Stan Hagen Theatre on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Those who work with young children have the best opportunity to lay the foundation of experiences that strengthen a child from within.  The Circle of Courage philosophy operates at the level where all children are alike regardless of the ethnic community from which they come. Positive youth culture works, and research documents that positive approaches are effective in actually helping children.


Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 9am – 4pm
Stan Hagen Theatre  North Island College





Tickets will be available online through Eventbrite or at the CVCDA Main Reception, 237 3rd Street, downtown Courtenay (cash, credit, debit). Tickets will also be available at the door starting at 8:30am, while quantities last. Lunch is not provided.

This event is open to anyone in the community and may be especially beneficial for child care professionals, educators and parents. The presentation will break for lunch and one morning and afternoon coffee break.

Stan Hagen Theatre is located at North Island College, 2300 Ryan Road, Google Map

FREE Parking is available on campus. Accessible parking is available, Campus Map.



Circle of Courage model

Dr. Martin Brokenleg is co-author of the book Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future and co-developer of the Circle of Courage model and provides training worldwide for individuals who work with youth at risk.  He holds a doctorate in psychology and is a graduate of the Anglican Divinity School.  He is a retired professor and was most recently Director of Native Ministries and Professor of First Nations Theology at the Vancouver School of Theology.  For thirty years, Dr. Brokenleg was Professor of Native American studies at Augustana University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  He has also been a director of The Neighborhood Youth Corps, chaplain in a correctional setting, and has extensive experience as an alcohol counselor.  Dr. Brokenleg has consulted and led training programs throughout North America, New Zealand, Europe, Australia, and South Africa.  He is the father of three children and an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Learn more about Dr.Brokenleg and his topics: http://martinbrokenleg.com


In this materialistic, fast-paced culture, many children have broken circles, and the fault line usually starts with damaged relationships. Having no bonds to significant adults, they chase counterfeit belongings through gangs, cults, and promiscuous relationships. Some are so alienated that they have abandoned the pursuit of human attachment. Guarded, lonely, and distrustful, they live in despair or strike out in rage. Families, schools, and youth organizations are being challenged to form new “tribes” for all of our children so there will be no “psychological orphans.”  ~Martin Brokenleg

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