Workshops For Family & Friends

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Ten things you MUST know about young people

There’s physical stuff, social stuff…and the time is now. Things are different, and we know things about brains we didn’t know before. We have FACEBOOK (OMG!) and texting and the NET…and totally new things. Parents deal with this every day, and we sometimes just wander about bumping into new worries and new technology. This workshop/seminar will...

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Risk-taking and young people

What do we know about young people and what is going on in their bodies? We know that being young means being able to do physical things you can do only at this time of your life, and never again. We know that thrill-seeking is part of growing up in a way unique to adolescence;...

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Surviving – even ENJOYING – the HSC

Every year, towards the end of it, there is this disturbing/exciting event. And there are many websites to help you with lots of advice. And they are useful. So this workshop/seminar seeks to add something different to help you on this journey. Something about being clear about how your young people learn, how you learn, and...

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Young people and drug use (and yes this includes alcohol)

This workshop is not about drugs. It’s about people. And it’s about making sense of young people’s action, and why they might do something dangerous or even harmful to themselves. So as important as pharmacology is, this is not the focus of this workshop. The focus is on understanding why young people might do what...

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Resilience, motivation and self-esteem

Is ‘resilience’ the new buzz word? Well yes, it probably is, which is a pity because it really is an important idea and it would be nice if it didn’t get lost. So this workshop will look at how parents can help their children become resilient, that is, how to help them grow strong as...

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Discrimination and its opposite

What sort of school, community, society, and world do we want to live in? And how do we create it? What do we do with those things which we think are wrong with our school or community or world? How do we encounter the views of others in a respectful way and how do we...

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Being a parent today…being a young person today

What does being a parent mean today? And what do young people expect of their parents? What do parents expect of their children?We hear a lot about the importance of boundaries, of clear communication and of the importance of listening, but what do parents do if the music is blaring, the world is beckoning and...

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