spark*: Self Regulation Program of Awareness and Resilience of Kids

spark*: Self Regulation Program of Awareness and Resilience of Kids

spark* is an innovative, evidence-based program that teaches children how to manage and regulate their behavior, thinking and emotions more effectively.

spark* is appropriate for any child, two to 10 years of age, where self-regulation is a concern; for example, children with autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, Fragile X and attention deficit.

This book contains 44 step-by-step lessons that can be implemented by teachers, therapists, assistants and parents.

Based on well-researched theory and extensive clinical experience, the groundbreaking spark* program helps children learn how and when to control their bodies, thinking and reactions to things that happen around them. They  also learn when and where they can ‘let loose’ and not worry about self-regulation..

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Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports

Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports

When PBIS is implemented in the classroom, it may be referred to as classroom PBIS, positive classroom behavior support (PCBS), positive and proactive classroom management, or a variety of other synonyms.  The same critical features (practices, data, and systems) come together to promote desired outcomes for students and educators in the classroom.

 

There is also a school implementation plan for PBIS.

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Edutopia

Edutopia

Edutopia has a wealth of topics and resources (articles, videos etc.) that provide information, strategies and further learning in related areas to SEL.

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Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

ARACY provides Australia’s first evidence-based framework for national child and youth wellbeing (0-24), The Nest Action Agenda.

Developed through extensive consultation with over 3,700 children, young people and adults and 150 consultation partners with research and sector expertise (2010-2013), The Nest sets out the most effective ways to achieve the outcomes which matter most if Australia’s children and young people are to fare better.

These outcomes are love and safety, health, education, the material basics of life, social and community participation and a positive sense of culture and identity.

ARACY provides Australia’s first evidence-based framework for national child and youth wellbeing (0-24), The Nest Action Agenda.

Developed through extensive consultation with over 3,700 children, young people and adults and 150 consultation partners with research and sector expertise (2010-2013), The Nest sets out the most effective ways to achieve the outcomes which matter most if Australia’s children and young people are to fare better.

These outcomes are love and safety, health, education, the material basics of life, social and community participation and a positive sense of culture and identity.

To bring about these changes The Nest offers six priority directions – and a range of ‘best buy’ approaches to deliver them – amounting to a blueprint or road map for national child and youth wellbeing.

As well as signalling what to do, The Nest also suggests how to go about this work through six Operating Principles which are the hallmarks of best practice in social and community service delivery.

Finally, The Nest includes measurable goals to track the progress made by our collective action against national and international indicators of child and youth wellbeing. ARACY provides a national snapshot of progress against some of these in its periodic Report Card. This snapshot shows us what child and youth wellbeing could look like in Australia, and measures the success of our collective efforts at points in time (2008; 2013).

See how The Nest is being used to frame work which improves child and youth wellbeing in Australia.

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