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Best of Friends Launch - Professionals

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Kirinari Community School Inc.

18 Trimmer Terrace

Unley, SA 5061

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I am pleased to announce that HE:LP is now licensed to present the award-winning Best of Friends (BoF) program in Adelaide. To assist professionals to become familiar with the program I am hosting a wine and cheese night to give you the opportunity to learn more. The event will include a brief introduction to HE:LP and Best of Friends, followed by an opportunity to network with other paediatric professionals and peruse the award-winning Best of Friends materials.

The program is a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program that assists children to develop social ane emotional intelligence. It includes a concise and engaging set of award-winning materials to facilitate Social and Emotional Learning for children aged 7-8 and 9-11.

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Conducted weekly in 10 sessions (1 hr), at Kirinari (Unley) or HE:LP (Hackham), the program content was developed by educational and developmental psychologist Kimberley O’Brien and the Quirky Kid team. The Best of Friends program draws on decades of clinical and school-based experience and research, to help students overcome common social and emotional issues. Participants will learn how to:

  • Make and maintain positive friendships
  • Develop empathy and communication skills
  • Recognise, express and manage their own emotions
  • Negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Work independently and more cooperatively
  • Increase resilience and be assertive
  • Share ideas, appreciate diverse perspectives and
  • Develop teamwork and leadership skills

Research suggests Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) opportunities significantly increase student outcomes, academically and socially at school and in later life. The “Best of Friends” program aims to increase social and emotional well-being at home and school. The program provides both literature, theory and practice for young people to better understand themselves and others.

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