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Learning Circles are small, facilitated focused discussion groups designed to increase the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by child welfare supervisors to support the successful preparation of youth in foster care for adulthood. Over the course of six consecutive months, PASS Circles will build a cohesive learning community and provide a structure for high quality peer learning. These learning circles will define real-world challenges specific to the supervision of adolescent cases and identify incremental action steps that address issues raised by Circle members.

Learning Circle One:
Develop and maintain positive permanent connections between youth and caring adults.
Supervisory Competencies
Discussion Guides
Agenda
Session Materials
Action Planning
Resources
Supervisory OJT Activities
Using Digital Stories to Promote Permanency Efforts
Creating a LIFE BOOK as a Unit Project

Learning Circle Two:
Relate to youth as resources rather than just recipients of services in the child welfare system.
Supervisory Competencies
Discussion Guides
Agenda
Session Materials
Action Planning
Resources

Learning Circle Three:
Value the individual strengths and uniqueness of each youth. Actively engage youth in developing life skills that will prepare them for successful adulthood.
Supervisory Competencies
Discussion Guides
Agenda
Session Materials
Case Studies
Strengths-based Assessments
Life Skills Strengths
Individual Progress Form
Individual Progress Form Instructions
Charting My Course
Action Planning
Resources

Learning Circle Four:
Create and maintain environments that promote physical and emotional safety and well being.
Supervisory Competencies
Discussion Guides
Agenda
Session Materials
My Name is Jennifer
Worksheet: Jennifer's Needs
Safety and Well Being Checklists - Early Adolescence
Safety and Well Being Checklists - Middle Adolescence
Focusing on the Experience
Safety and Well Being Checklists -Late Adolescence
Children's Reactions to Trauma
Action Planning
Resources

Learning Circle Five:
Involve a diverse array of stakeholders in the development of a comprehensive continuum of services and supports for youth transitioning out of the foster care system.
Supervisory Competencies
Discussion Guides
Agenda
Session Materials
Broken Squares
Broken Squares Instructions
Action Planning
Resources
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