CONNECTION CIRCLES & ELDER CIRCLES
The Center for Community Dialogue & Training, a program of Our Family Services, coordinates two “dialogue circle” programs as part of its mission to help Southern Arizonans talk about challenging issues in skilled, civil, respectful – and meaningful – ways. Dialogue circles are structured conversations guided by a facilitator that enable all voices to be heard around a specific topic.
This program for youth-serving organizations provides dialogue circles for youth ages 14-24 focused on communication and conflict resolution topics. See below for free Connection Circles resources for host sites and facilitators.
Connection Circles is a program for youth, including vulnerable and structurally disadvantaged youth, that promotes communication, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skill-building through engagement in dialogue circles about these topics.
Elder Circles are discussion groups that meet once per month to discuss important topics that cultivate the value of Elders as mentors and wise counsel in our community. Our skilled and compassionate facilitators create a safe and respectful place to share our stories, learn from each other and gain a renewed sense of our contributions to others. We have Elder Circles in Oro Valley, Tucson and Green Valley.
Elder Circles are open to anyone who desires to join in the adventure of aging consciously and to find joy in continuously learning and giving to their community. Please share with your friends, family and colleagues.
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