Solving the Jigsaw for Students and Parents is a 10 week life skills program specifically designed to enhance the wellbeing of students and their families by developing important life skills, coping strategies, problem solving skills and the art of assertive communication. Building Resilience and teaching children, young people and parents/caregivers strategies is essential for students and families recovering from or dealing with their child’s experience of bullying and violence.
Solving the Jigsaw for Students and Parents consists of structured weekly activities where the children learn about a number of topics that impact on young people’s lives today and their wellbeing.
During the 10 weeks we will address the building blocks of resilience and optimism, relationships, strategies and support, develop a sense of belonging, and present a clear position that bullying and violence is unacceptable and must not be ignored.
The program has been tailored specifically to act as an early intervention and recovery program for children who are experiencing these issues, or might be confronted by them. The students are all in the age groups between upper primary and lower secondary school years in which early intervention and prevention programs have proven to have significant short and long term benefits.
* A key point of difference with the program is that we include families in the recovery process.
- To teach children, young people and parents strategies for dealing with bullying and violence
- To learn and practice problem solving skills, communication techniques, explore ideas and support strategies. As a result, participants gain confidence and certainty about what is important in relationships, such as communication, the ability to deal with conflict, speaking up and staying safe and the importance of respect for self and others.
STRUCTURED ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
- Building Resilience
- Exploring bullying and violence
- Strengths and qualities, beliefs and values
- Trust and support systems
- Conflict resolution
- Communication skills and strategies
- Speaking up and staying safe
- Feelings and emotions
- Self-awareness and warning signals
- Families and Solving the Jigsaw of Wellbeing
We look forward to meeting you soon and together making the Gold Coast the safest place to raise a child!
* Transformme Donates a Sponsored Placement for a child or family going through hardship. To find out more go to www.transform-me.co.au/community
* Program Profits are Donated to Sanctuary Refuge for Woman and Children, recently opened to support woman and children escaping domestic violence and homelessness on the Gold Coast.
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LOUISE – Nationally Accredited Solving the Jigsaw Facilitator
Louise has dedicated the past 30 years to the education sector, is the author of a unique multi-award winning government accredited life skills program, consultant, parent, and since 1997 Founder/Director of boutique training and development company, Transformme. A Nationally Accredited Solving the Jigsaw Facilitator with the Centre for Non-Violence. NLP Practitioner, Master NLP Coach and NLP Modelling. Nationally Accredited Trainer and Assessor with LLN, Certified Career Development Practitioner, Dip in Business Management and Community Services Work, Nationally Accredited Youth Mental Health First Aider. Louise brought the Solving The Jigsaw program to the Gold Coast in 2014 and has facilitated the program in an independent school for the past 3 years. She is passionate about taking her experiences, and life-skills programs into schools and the wider community to support students, parents, teachers and communities throughout the South East Qld region to assit those in need move through and beyond life’s challenges.
KYLIE - Assistant Solving the Jigsaw Facilitator
Kylie is passionate about community empowerment and social justice. Kylie began her commitment to supporting those in need in the community in 2011 as lifeline telephone crisis support worker and has expanded this to encompass community recovery during cyclones and floods and is an integral member of Gold Coast Suicide Prevention Network. Kylie commenced her Jigsaw training in 2014 and helped bring it to the Gold Coast in 2015. Kylie is a qualified trainer, youth worker and counsellor. Currently Kylie supports out of home care children and youth transitioning from care through her work with Life Without Barriers and is in her second year of a Bachelor in Social Work at Griffith University.
Rising statistics show that 1 in 6 Australian children are being bullied in some way on a weekly basis, and with the increasing reports of Australian children experiencing or witnessing violence in their lives, we have identified a need for alternative supports to be available within the community for students and their families who are unable to access recovery programs through schools and local agencies / service providers.
Fostering inclusive schools and inclusive communities!