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Quirky Kid welcomes Connecting Young Minds to BoF

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Posted on by Freya Gardon

Social Emotional Learning

We are excited to welcome Connecting Young Minds as a program facilitator for the social emotional learning  ‘Best of Friends’® program in Mount Gambier, South Australia.

The Best of Friends® program is a multi-award winning Social Emotional and Learning program. Developed by The Quirky Kid Clinic, the program is in use across over 15 schools and agencies around Australia.

About Connecting Young Minds

Connecting Young Minds is located in Mount Gambier, South Australia. Headed up by Michelle Wright, a Family and Educational Consultant, her space specialises in creating individualised programs for families. As a result, these programs assist her clients in promoting positive mental health growth of their children.

Furthermore, we are impressed with the passion and commitment of Connecting Young Minds to social emotional learning. We are working with their team to deliver their first program to eight children during Term 4.

How we will implement the Best of Friends Program™ at Connecting Young Minds

The first 10-week group of The Best of Friends® program is taking place in Term 4 2018. Currently, our team of facilitators are closely supporting Connecting Young Minds in the delivery of the program.  Each participant receives a copy of the exclusive workbook developed by Quirky Kid. Further, facilitators and parents have access to an extensive series of information, manuals and regular supervision as required.

To ensure adequate evaluation, each child and group complete pre- and post- psychometrist testing of their social and emotional skills. As a result, Connecting Young Minds can monitor the outcome significance of the intervention. Evaluation and Monitoring is an important part of The Best of Friends® program. We are working closely with Connecting Young Minds to support them in this.

Interested in offering ‘The Best of Friends® ’ program at your clinic?

Connecting Young Minds is one of the 15 other school or clinics offering our programs around Australia. Further, their enrolment continues to establish our Social and Emotional program as a cost-effective and evidence-based intervention. The programs aim is to improve children’s social and emotional wellbeing.

We continue to work incredibly hard to produce innovative programs and resources.  Parents, clinics and schools love these resources, using them around the world.

Best of Friends®  has a comprehensive implementation, evaluation and monitoring plan. Likewise, we are keen to identify partners committed to the implementation and evaluation of social emotional learning programs.

Finally, you can contact us or visit the program website to find out more about how you can meet and develop the needs of your students or clients through The Best of Friends® program.

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