What is our Youth Education Programme?

Our programmes consist of a series of sessions tailored to meet the needs of each school. Our individualised programmes include training of:

Peer Helpers

Peer Helping is a service whereby trained students offer support to other members of the school population helping them make healthier decisions for challenges they face as adolescents. This support takes the form of both one-on-one sessions and information sessions (assemblies, posters etc.).

Method

Families in Action comes to your school to do three to five (3-5) full day- morning and afternoon sessions that focus on:

  • The Roles & Tools of a Peer Helper
  • Developing Self Esteem
  • Understanding & Managing Peer Pressure
  • Managing Negative Feelings
  • Developing Effective Communication Skills
  • Sexuality & Spirituality

Peer Mediation

Peer Mediation is a process-oriented approach in which pairs of students act as neutral parties to help their schoolmates resolve conflict without violence.

Method

Families in Action comes to your school to do two (2) full days of sessions- (morning and afternoon) that focus on:

  • What is Peer Mediation & What is Conflict
  • Developing Effective Communication Skills & Understanding & Managing Anger
  • Mediation Techniques & Procedures

Leadership/Prefect Training

The Leadership/Prefect Training workshop aims at exposing participants to fundamental interpersonal skills that will help them foster positive relations with their peers while undertaking their role as School Prefects.

Method

Families in Action comes to your school to do two to three (2-3) days of sessions (morning and afternoon) that focus on:

  • Developing Trust & Leadership
  • Developing Self Esteem & Self Confidence
  • Managing Negative Feelings
  • Developing Effective Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Goal Setting & Teamwork

This training programme is tailored to meet the needs of the group using a combination of themes depending on its needs. It’s aim is to foster positive leadership whether it be as Prefects, Student Council Members or Youth Group members.

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentoring is an in-house support for new students entering school. In an effort to make the transition to secondary school smoother for these students they are paired with older students- Peer Mentors who develop a relationship with them in order to help them better navigate their new environment.

Method

Families in Action comes to your school to do two (2) full days of session (morning and afternoon) that focus on”

  • What is a Peer Mentor
  • The Role of a Peer Mentor- The Mentor-Mentee Relationship
  • Developing Mentor Skills- Listening & Communication
  • Developing Mentor Skills- Troubleshooting & Coaching

Peace Monitors

The Peace Monitor training equips students with the skill to create peace in their school through the use of positive peer pressure and helps them diffuse situations of conflict where there is a potential for a negative outcome.

Method

Families in Action comes to your school twice a week for two (2) weeks to do morning or afternoon sessions (four sessions in total) that focus on:

  • What is a Peace Monitor & Developing Leadership Skills
  • Developing Self Confidence
  • Understanding & Managing Peer Pressure
  • Understanding & Managing Conflict

Personal Development

Like Leadership/Prefect training, this programme is tailored to meet the needs of the target group using a combination of themes.

Method

Families in Action comes to your school once a week for seven-ten (7-10) weeks to do morning or afternoon sessions that focus on:

  • Developing Self Esteem & Confidence
  • Anger Management & Conflict Resolution
  • Managing Peer Pressure
  • Developing Communication Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Effective Time Management & Study Skills
  • Substance Abuse
  • Goal Setting