Strong Self Strong Spirit

Strong Self Strong Spirit (SSSS) uses strengths based practices to improve the wellbeing of children aged 8 – 12 years of age in Geraldton.

Weekly mentoring sessions will engage mentees in activities aimed at building resilience and self-regulation of behaviour.  The mentors will act as a role model and supporter, to intervene early and prevent or reduce emergence of anti-social or offending behaviour.

SSSS will engage parents and family members in family evenings, peer support groups and participant exhibitions.

We will…

Form community partnerships that enhance children’s social and emotional development.

Involve families and others in educating and caring for our children nurture their healthy development and wellbeing.

Ensure children have well rounded development and are supported to self-regulate their behaviour.

By…

Working in partnership with services and the community in the planning and development of a program to enhance children’s wellbeing and social and emotional development.

Increasing opportunities for mentoring.

Creating awareness of the Strong Self, Strong Spirit program and generate referrals.

Improving knowledge and skills related to children’s social and emotional development.

Increasing opportunities for parents to establish informal networks that promote positive parenting.

Providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming, acknowledging and valuing all families.

Increasing children’s capacity to self-regulate their behaviour.

Providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming, acknowledging, valuing and supporting all children, individually and as part of a family and as part of a group.

 

This program is funded by the Department of Social Services

Contact

Sarah Forsyth & Nicola Tropiano
Coordinator

Phone: (08) 9921 4477

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