With COVID-19 restrictions easing across the country, and devastating floods recently hitting Queensland and NSW, change and uncertainty have become a constant in the lives of children, young people and their families.
To support children and young people to understand the impact of change and build resilience to respond to change, the MacKillop Institute has partnered with Professor Anne Graham AO and the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross University to develop resources designed for primary aged students that offer a creative and safe approach to social and emotional learning.
The Rockhopper Toolkit has been designed to be easy to implement in schools, delivered through a series of three short videos. The first two are available now!
Each session is approximately 30 minutes long and the videos are designed to build upon one another. The sessions are ideally delivered over several days or weeks to give children the opportunity to practice the learning between sessions. All instructions and almost everything needed for the sessions are contained within the videos.
A facilitators' guide which can be accessed by completing this form, provides further information and details any other resources that need to be prepared in advance.
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MacKillop Family Services acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the communities where we work.