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CF Learning is your gateway to our international network of professionals, leaders, and educators in the field of youth care. For decades, we have developed this network through cooperative learning, direct experience, research, writing, and teaching. Cal Farley’s has built strong relationships which have resulted in our ability to share innovative ideas, practical strategies, and proven models to strengthen families and enhance the overall development of children. We invite you to join us on our journey.
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We offer consultation and customized training by experts in residential treatment, foster care, juvenile justice, and mental health. Our purpose is to come along side you and share, not just what we have done in the past, but what we are currently learning.
We provide assessment services based on Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). Let us assist you in the creation of an individual metric report to guide the formation of targeted interventions for children you serve. Learn more here.
by Larry K. Brendtro The leading pioneer in research on developmental needs was Abraham Maslow (1908-1970). Ironically, as a youth, he was deprived of positive support from his own parents, peers, and teachers. His father Samuel escaped from an unhappy home in Russia by sailing alone to America when only fourteen. Becoming a barrel maker[…]
by Larry K. Brendtro What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthy goal. ~Victor Frankl As a small boy in Vienna, Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) dreamed of becoming a medical doctor. When a high school science teacher contended that humans were little more than chemicals under combustion, Viktor[…]
Better understanding the short and long term effects of neglect on child development
Classroom Motivation When thinking about classroom motivation, first consider: What do you do to motivate yourself? For more ideas on how to motivate the students in your classroom as well as a complimentary article from Steve Van Bockern, sign up for our eNewsletter here.
A Brain Facts Infographic. This infographic (designed by eyecandy infographics), posted on elearninginfographics.com details fifteen fascinating facts about our brains. See more about this inforgraphic on elearninginfographics.com
CF Learning Recommended Brain Awareness Week Website. When you are ready to learn more, a lot more, about your brain, check out brainfacts.org. The site is the CF Learning recommended website for Brain Awareness Week and contains information for all degrees of neuro-enthusiasts, from beginner to expert. It was launched in May of 2012 as a public information initiative of The Kavli[…]
What do we and don’t we know about the brain? When was the last time you heard you only used 10% of your brain or were told that you have only five senses? Laura Helmuth of Smithsonian.com debunks these and other popular brain lore in the article, “Top Ten Brain Myths.” Read more here. Join us tomorrow[…]