We aim to engage, impact and empower primary and secondary school students, providing learning outcomes that engender pro-social values, empathy and resilience. We are committed to working with the school to identify the most effective program that suits the needs of the school community and recognise that prevention programs are highly successful when part of a community effort.
We offer additional support and resources including teacher lesson plans with the incursion program so that it produces a long lasting and maximum benefit to students.
We began in 1968 as the pioneering affective domain education program in Australia. It arose from the need to start addressing some of the social issues that young people face when growing up, in a time when schools were primarily addressing academic goals.
Since then we have spoken to over a million students, teachers and parents, with the primary purpose of helping young people make positive life choices at all stages of development.
- To enable young people to develop community building values, make wise choices and fulfil their potential
- To communicate effectively to primary and secondary school students, equipping them with skills and resources
- To research, collate and communicate the best ideas about living a healthy, fulfilling and positive life for young people in a way that is engaging and relevant
- To specialise in presenting excellent seminars that best serve the school community
- To create and distribute quality resources
The program is part of Concern Australia - a Christian welfare organisation that seeks to support young people. We hold to Judeo-Christian values of:
- Respect for others
- That every person is valuable and of great worth
- Creating a positive school culture that is fair and respectful
- Building a safe and supportive school environment
- Expecting positive, supportive and respectful relationships that value diversity
- Promoting pro-social values and behaviours
- Encouraging student participation and student voice
We strive to:
- Conduct our affairs with integrity and respect for all we deal with
- Ensure that our information is current, accurate and relevant
- Focus on positive solutions rather than problems
- Partner with individuals and groups working for the betterment of young people
- Encourage students to be an active participant of their school
- Be connected within the school community with a sense of feeling safe, cared for and valued, as well as actively allowing and helping others to do so
- Promoting a love of learning including ownership of their decisions and future direction