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October Meeting: Rites of Passage

  • October 08, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Northern Valley Catholic Social Services, 2400 Washington Avenue, Redding

1 CEU available to RRC-CAMFT Members
Non-members can purchase 1 CEU for $10.00


Rites of Passage

The Intentional Exploration of, Honoring of, and Celebration of Significant Life Experiences and Transitions.

Mark Telles, M.Ed.

Ancient wisdom and universal cultural tradition holds that certain life experiences and developmental transitions require (or demand) a ceremony, ritual, or significant acknowledgment; a rite of passage, in order support the individual and/or to maintain the cultural integrity of the community.  This presentation will give participants an opportunity to learn about how intentional rites of passage work can be used today to support individuals on their life journey.


Mark is an educator and has been working with at-risk youth in public education for more than 25 years; School Superintendent for five years; High School Principal for more than 10 yrs.

Currently:  Principal for Alternative Education Programs in the Gateway Unified School District.

Professional associations: Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Northern California Representative on the Educational Options Council in Sacramento

Awards: Twice awarded ACSA Region 1 Administrator of the Year

State level work: California Department of Education (CDE) Statewide Working Group for Juvenile Justice Transitions to Public Schools.


Founding member (for 25 years) of the Hepwa Creek Men's Council, a local men’s group.

Has led workshops in the area of Mythopoetic men's work, and has created Rites of Passage experiences and ceremonies for youth and adults and, he is a Storyteller.



   Lunch is available ($5 donation is recommended)
For more information contact RRC-CAMFT Program Director,  Scott La Fein at scottlaf@velotech.net.

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