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Community Recovery Services team visit Broadwater Public School

Royal Far West’s Community Recovery Services team visit Broadwater Public School

Four members of Royal Far West’s Community Recovery Services team visited Broadwater Public School between May 6-9, delivering a range of supports:

Support for children:

  • Students who participated in a Stormbirds group in Term 4 last year were brought back together for a reconnector session. This session offered the opportunity for students to reconnect with their peers, reflect on what they have learned in the group and engage in creative activities to reflect on their hopes for a climate resilient future.
  • Students in years K-2 were provided with a Resilient Kids toolkit filled with many easy-to-follow strategies for parents and activities for kids. It’s designed to help develop positive relationships, strengthen mental health and build resilience and self-awareness.

Support for Educators:

  • A professional learning workshop was offered to teachers at the school focusing on trauma informed classroom strategies. Clinicians spent time in classrooms and were able to target the strategies based on what would work best for the school’s unique context.
  • A workshop was offered to the student learning support officers (SLSO’s) at the school focused on using emotional and arousal regulation strategies to help engage students higher-order cognitive functions needed to learn, socialise and problem solve in the classroom.

3 female staff outside Broadwater School

Team members pictured (left to right): Darby Salter (Clinical Psychologist), Lily Nethery (Speech Pathologist) and Tayla Iellamo (Occupational Therapist)

Royal Far West Community Recovery Services

This Royal Far West Community Recovery Service activity received grant funding from the Australian Government.