Do we really know how COVID 19, school lock-downs, and the developing digital age has changed the thinking of young people today? We are looking at a generation some ways more sophisticated than ever, and in others less socially and emotionally able. Such changes are affecting their forever behaviour and understanding, what do we need to know and need to do?
A unique place for young people and their families to create strong learning experiences effecting behavioural change, built on the principles of each one - teach one where people feel safe and welcome.
The Learning Ground in School (LGiS) program is aimed at training teachers to know and understand how to enhance student social and emotional wellbeing.
For parents who really want their kids to enjoy growing up, to have school lives without trouble and grow into strong young men and women who can manage their own lives and learn to appreciate others.
The program focuses on personal leadership as a vehicle to develop an understanding of what students can affect in their communities and in their schools.
A self-leadership program for men and women who would like to take stronger leadership roles in their families, at work, within local community, church groups, or other areas of engagement.
A recreational program for Learning Ground participants and their friends. It offers a variety of activities based on creating a sense of well-being during fun activities, BBQ, enjoying being together, and learning.
Over the past 20 years, Chain Reaction's programs have helped young people and families:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this documentary contains images and voices of deceased people.
Hunger of many kinds alters lives
Lucy was 13, tall for her age, very sulky, and quick to take offence. When greeted in the morning she would respond angrily "What are you looking at?" Her support person would respond, "I'm looking at you and wishing you a good morning". After the first school holidays Lucy had at Learning Ground she returned looking unwell, and very thin. Remarking that she appeared unwell, her angry response was "You wouldn't feel too good either if you had been living on recycled teabags for five days". That was Lucy's experience of day to day living, no wonder she was sulky.