supporting school attendance
We work in remote areas with children, their families and their communities to improve school readiness and attendance.
In School Support
Our specialists work with young people who are at risk of developing, or are currently experiencing, issues with alcohol and other drug use or mental health issues. We encourage safe play and development of social skills, as well as providing information, education, care and support for children in their education and healing of past trauma.
Before & After School Support
We encourage positive social connection before and after school through Breakfast Clubs, School Holiday Programs and Youth Drop in Centres. Our team provide a safe and engaging environment for young people to engage in healthy activities including sport, healthy eating, music, art, games and connection with local elders through cultural education programs
Outside the School Gate
Our ‘whole-of-family’ approach to schooling encourages parents, carers and community members to become positive role models for engagement in education. Families are supported to improve school attendance, literacy and numeracy, transition to future education and work.
Our programs help to build the capacity of parents, caregivers and communities to complement mainstream services whilst providing a safe and secure place for children and young people.
The Youth Leadership Development Program helps to develop the leadership skills of youth aged 13 – 25 years to better themselves and their community. A range of activities are conducted during the group and guest speakers talk on topics of interest.
Topics covered as part of the group include:
- Purpose of leadership
- Attributes of a good leader
- Different leadership styles
- Personal well-being
- Family lore.
The Girls New Beginnings Program and Boys Right Track Program is for at-risk young people aged 12 – 17 years to assist them keep on track with school, health and fitness. The program focuses on building team skills and social awareness on societal and cultural issues. It brings the participants together to play sport and receive a healthy breakfast before being taken to school.
The Boggabilla Central School Support Program offers case management to children and young people who are at-risk of developing or are experiencing issues with alcohol or other drug use or mental health. Staff meet the children and young people where they are, including engaging them during school lunch breaks to encourage safe play and development of social skills. This program also includes the Girls Healing Group. Delivered within the school it provides information, education, care and support for girls as well as providing a safe space for healing of past trauma.
The Winangalabaa ‘Place of Knowledge’ Centre provides holistic family support with the focus on helping local children to attend school.
At Drug ARM, we help young people as they work towards their hopes and dreams.
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