MASTER CLASS - BODY OF EVIDENCE

MAIN STAGE KEYNOTES

PARALLEL STREAM - A LIVING LIBRARY OF POSITIVE EDUCATION IN ACTION

PARALLEL STREAM - STRONGER, SAFER; BRIGHTER, BOLDER

PARALLEL STREAM - SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNINGCHOOLS

PARALLEL STREAM -WHOLE SCHOOL WELLBEING

PARALLEL STREAM - BUILDING HEALTHY SCHOOLSION

DRUMBEAT QUEST - VIDEO GAMES FOR SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING

The DRUMBEAT Quest video game is a unique resource for educators that utilizes the youth friendly medium of the computer game for social and emotional learning as well as deeper level, client centered therapy. The DRUMBEAT Quest video game is designed for both group and individual application and explores a wide range of relationship themes using scenarios from the game-play. The game acts as a conduit for discussion and self-reflection.

DRUMBEAT Quest operates on a number of different levels including the rhythmic game interface utilized to assist students with emotional regulation; and strategic thinking used to explore different ways of meeting challenges in life. Monsters represent different life-challenges, including difficult people and game characters also include representations of bullies and drug dealers. The game comes with over twelve hours of in-class examples and a detailed facilitator manual detailing the subject themes and questioning opportunities.

Currently a team from UWA are researching the outcomes of both individual and group applications of the DRUMBEAT Quest program, the outcomes of which are due for release in early 2015. Preliminary reports have been highly encouraging.

For further information visit www.holyoake.org.au/drumbeatquest

DRUMBEAT - MUSIC FOR SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING, INCREASED RESILIENCE AND IMPROVED WELL-BEING

The Holyoake DRUMBEAT program is a multi-award winning intervention that supports social and emotional learning with young people and adults across Australia and overseas. DRUMBEAT stands for Discovering Relationships Using Music – Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes and Thoughts. It is a psycho-education intervention used by schools, youth services, adolescent mental health services, child trauma services and juvenile justice agencies amongst others.

The DRUMBEAT program was originally designed to work with Aboriginal youth and focuses on providing a safe form of engagement that promotes social learning and that empowers young people to make healthy choices. The central theme of relationships has seen the program utilised by professionals working with a wide range of client groups, and the strong evidence base has led to the program being recognised by both CASEL and several state curriculum councils as an accredited, evidence based intervention.

Holyoake train professionals to deliver the DRUMBEAT program and to date have over 4,000 trained facilitators with approximately 1,400 being active at any one time. Currently over 400 Australian schools utilise the DRUMBEAT program as part of their behavioural intervention strategies.

For further information visit www.holyoake.org.au/drumbeat

About Simon

Simon Faulkner is the developer of the DRUMBEAT early intervention program, and an addictions counsellor specialising in group work. He is currently manager of DRUMBEAT for Holyoake, The Australian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Resolutions. For 12 years he practiced in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia working predominantly with young Aboriginal men.

In 2005 Simon was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study rhythm based interventions with ‘at risk’ youth across North America. During this study tour Simon worked in Native American communities, Juvenile detention facilities, drug & alcohol facilities and schools.

Simon is the author of the resource – The DRUM as a Healing Tool in Therapeutic Practice, and has published several journal studies on rhythm-based interventions with young people and adults from high-risk backgrounds.

Simon is a father of three young men and a passionate advocate for the rights of young people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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