What we're about
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 is a multi-award winning, wellbeing and life skills program developed by not-for-profit organisation, The Centre for Non-Violence, in 1997 and is delivered in primary and secondary schools. The program has over 19 years practical experience working with thousands of teachers and over 27,000 children and young people across Australia.
Now in its 3rd year on the Gold Coast, 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.
As a Nationally Accredited Solving the Jigsaw facilitator, in consultation with the creators of the original Solving the Jigsaw program from Centre for Non-Violence, we have adapted the program content using the key concepts to meet these needs and to support both child and parent/carer.
* A key point of difference with the program is that we include families in the recovery process. A first of its kind on the Gold Coast!
We are passionate about taking our experiences and life-skills programs into schools and the wider community to support students, parents, teachers and communities throughout the South East Qld region, ensuring they have direct access to the program and additional support services required to move through and beyond life's challenges!
ABOUT YOUR GROUP FACILITATORS ...
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 of 2, and since 1997 Founder/Director of boutique Training and Development Company, Transformme. Being contracted by the Department of Juvenile Justice in 2002 to write and facilitate a life skills program tailored to meet the needs of young offenders prior to their release, between the ages of 11 to 18 years, was a point of no return. This experience was the start of the journey for intervention and prevention which lead her into many challenging environments and to Solving The Jigsaw, which she brought to the Gold Coast in 2014 and has delivered in an independent school for the past 3 years. Louise is 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, Community Services Work and Nationally Accredited Youth Mental Health First Aider.
Louise is passionate and dedicated to supporting and educating the community to ensure the Gold Coast is the safest place for families to raise a child in Australia!
KYLIE - Solving the Jigsaw Assistant 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 a 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. Kylie is a qualified trainer, youth worker and counsellor currently supporting 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.
We look forward to meeting you soon and together making the Gold Coast the safest place to raise a child!
For program fees and bookings click on the link provided: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/solving-the-jigsaw-for-students-and-parents-tickets-27067052282