Trust II: BRAVING
Trust is a big concept, but breaking it down with the BRAVING acronym helps students understand its contours. The seven elements of BRAVING trust are:
- Boundaries: What’s okay and what’s not okay.
- Reliability: You do what you say you’ll do.
- Accountability: You own your mistakes, apologize, and fix it if you can.
- Vault: You don’t share information or experiences that are not yours to share.
- Integrity: You choose courage over comfort. You choose what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy. And you choose to practice your values rather than simply professing them.
- Nonjudgment: You can ask for help without being hard on yourself and you’re not hard on others who need help.
- Generosity: You extend the most generous interpretation possible to the intentions, words, and actions of others.
This resource is part of a collection of courage-building concepts and tools that can be integrated into the classroom. You can explore more of these resources here.