Strengthening Children & Families

   since 1939

           "It's easy to smile when someone cares" Cal Farley


PO Box 1890

Amarillo, TX  79174-0001

(806) 372-2341

Toll Free (800) 687-3722


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Upcoming and Recent Trainings



Amarillo Parenting Conference

April 11, 2008



Patsy Roybal

Search Institute Trainer,

Vision Training Associates



"40 Ways to Help Kids Succeed"


Concrete, common sense, positive experiences and qualities essential to raising successful young people.


For information and registration

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Training Presentations

North Battleford Circle of Courage Training


Garland Adolescent Symposium



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Updated March 7, 2007


Training and Resources


The Cal Farley Organization provides training that enables personnel to enhance their knowledge, skills, and capabilities; and ensures that personnel are appropriately trained to assume their responsibilities.


Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI)

Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) is a therapeutic strategy for using crisis situations as opportunities to help individuals learn alternatives to patterns of aggressive, disrespectful, or self-demeaning behavior.  LSCI focuses on chronic patterns of self-defeating behavior that often do not respond to traditional behavior management such as:

  • “Imported” conflicts from outside the current environment

  • Distorted thinking

  • Social skills deficits

  • Destructive peer influence and bullying

  • Conflicts with authority and anti-social values

  • Self blame and self-destructive behavior

Adults and youth, in respectful alliances, explore the logic, values and goals that perpetuate these self-defeating patterns.  The goal is to help young persons develop clear thinking and pro-social behavior.


Response Ability Pathways (RAP)

Response Ability Pathways – or simply RAP – provides essential strength-based strategies for all who deal with young persons in family, school, or community. 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.


For more information about Cal Farley's Training or to request training, please click here to contact the Training Department.