When does innovation occur? When a problem demands a new solution and a different approach. If there is no curiosity, how can these new paths be forged? Without curiosity, innovation simply cannot happen.
The Australian family looks a little different today to the way it did four decades ago. Walk into an average Australian household in 1976 and you would likely have seen a heterosexual couple raising dependent children – this was simply the most common family structure at that time.
Politics was once about causes and moral obligation; about standing up for what we believed in and making our voices heard. However, it feels that, recently, this idealism is lacking from modern governance.
Take a look at a successful workplace; a working environment in which everything runs smoothly, resources are well managed and goals are systematically achieved. Then, look at another, similarly successful organisation; what common elements do you notice?
There is no magic age at which we graduate from children into adults, no hard and fast cut-off point when our youth ends and the rest of our life begins. Adulthood may be legally defined as eighteen and over in Australia, but this is more out of necessity than anything biologically reliable. At Chain Reaction we provide support for the youth of Australia, but we also understand that...
When we are young, the prospect of raising a family is one of those things that we entrust to nature. The event feels so distant – so safe and tucked away somewhere in the far-flung future – that we don’t worry about it too much. We simply assume that, when the time comes, we will know what to do.
Safeguarding the Social Development of the Next Generation: Chain Reaction’s Youth Activity Program.
One of the first things that each child must learn on their pathway to adulthood is that we are not alone. We are connected, we are parts of a whole – not homogeneous and generic but unique, valuable pieces in a far larger social organism.
History is full of variables, but there are also constants. One such constant is as follows; exclude at your peril.
Societies which deny communities a seat at the table, which marginalise and dismiss the voices of certain groups of people, cannot survive. Whether this is done intentionally...
Storytelling and narrative culture is – quite literally – etched into the very landscape of Australia. For millennia, oral narratives have been a key component of Indigenous life and tradition, and have been spoken at gatherings, sung around campfires, passed on from generation to generation as a means of keeping beliefs and customs alive.
But the tradition goes deeper...
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