About This Program
Connecting Kids is a program for primary school children aged between 9 and 11 years who possess many great attributes and demonstrate potential in expressing leadership qualities.
The Program encourages respectful interaction with others together with self-management of feelings and behaviours.
- Acceptable behaviour
- Living with rules
- Respect for self and others
- Recognising and managing feelings
- Taming anger by keeping cool
- Affirming self worth
How We Work / Who Can Use This Program
The program is a six week program that is conducted in schools for groups of six children selected by the school and parents. Parents attend several sessions to discuss their concerns about their child and how to be part of the change process. Students participate in one session per week that uses art and craft activities as a vehicle to help build their confidence and self esteem and strengthen the relationships between the school, the family and the child.
Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)