BUSHkids Annual Report 2019-20

TOPIC SECTION ANNUAL REPORT 2019–2020 45 PROGRAMS GLOSSARY AND HRONOLOGY 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Age 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Age Programs glossary and chronology BUSHkids teams utilise a diverse range of evidence-based, proven programs — including many developed in Australia or in-house — to assist children in the crucial first six years of their lives and support not only their development up to ages 12-13 and beyond but also their parents and carers. PROGRAMS for parents/carers ADHD Parent Group For parents of kids diagnosed with ADHD, this provides information about the diagnosis; family survival tips, strategies for home and school management, and ideas for reducing parent stress. A practical parent/carer workshop to help prepare their child for school, developed in-house by BUSHkids specifically for families in rural and remote areas. Gives parents the skills they need to provide emotional support to young children, enabling them to build their child’s resilience and help prepare them for school. With access to knowledge about development, connection with others and an opportunity to reflect on communication with their children, when opportunities for mindful reflection are created these can lead to positive change, including respectful interactions and increased positive self-identity in children. Gives parents the knowledge and practical skills they need to manage the behaviour of difficult children and teenagers, helps parents build the relationship with their children and provides simple techniques for resolving family issues and preventing problems from developing. The “More Than Words Program” was designed specifically for parents of children aged five and under on the autism spectrum and with other social communication difficulties, providing parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential. haved, loving, competent children. Offered for ages 3–6 and for 7–12 years of age. reactions and use sensory and perspective-taking em-solve and manage emotions and behaviour. esilience and supports the wellbeing of children who have recently experienced loss due to death, family separation or migration. Strong Not Tough © – Adult Resilience Completing the trio of FRIENDS Resilience programs, this is taught to parents to increase their coping skills and ensure that the FRIENDS language is being spoken in the home. Group program designed for anxious children and their parents, with ng fears and developing helpful thoughts and brave behaviours. e © – Anxiety and Resilience hildren to develop resilience and ing maintain happiness and mental hout life.

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