Category: Our Programs

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Secret Agent Society

FOCUS

Adult Resilience

(Developed by Dr. Renee Beaumont)

The Secret Agent Society is an evidenced-based program developed by Dr. Renee Beaumont. It uses a multidisciplinary approach with integrated support across environments. This program is designed to improve the emotion regulation and social skills of children with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome.

SAS captivates children with its espionage-themed games and eye-catching resources. Kids learn how to recognise and manage their own feeligns, cope with change, detect other people’s emotions, talk and play with others and deal with bullying.

FOCUS

FOCUS

FOCUS

Adult Resilience

Freedom from Obsession and Compulsions Using Cognitive Behaviour Strategies.
(Developed by Dr Paula Barrett)

Many children with OCD never get treatment because they are too embarrassed to tell anyone about their symptoms, worrying about what other people might think about them. Therefore an important first step is to bring together these children for treatment of OCD so that they can see that they are not alone.

We adopt a ‘team’ approach during the program with family and friends make up the integral part of the team. The innovative family based approach of FOCUS has been shown to be particularly important given the high involvement of parents and siblings in accommodating the disorder, and the associated distress experienced by the family.

Training

Quality Training that qualifies you to facilitate the Child, Youth and Adult programs.

Build capacity within your staff to deliver these programs in your school / organisation, over and over again.

Jenny Bell Oranga Ltd is an educational consultancy focused on providing quality training for professionals to deliver the FRIENDS Social and Emotional Resiliency programs for youth and children. Our Strong Not Tough program teaches skills and strategies that are scientifically proven to help adults  meet personal and career challenges that often arise.

Training is offered through one day training workshops to enable participants to become accredited facilitators to implement the program in schools/ centres/ organisations. Workshops are available through Oranga several times a year. Alternatively Oranga can deliver staff in-training in your own setting.These programs are evidenced-based, very well researched and endorsed by the World Health Organisation.

The FRIENDS programs are a universal program; they help all people of all ages build resilience, confidence and emotional well-being by teaching cognitive, behavioural and emotional skills in a simple, well-structured format. The programs are suitable to use in either 1:1 situation, or in small groups of children or with a whole class of children.

“Children who are emotionally and socially skilled are more successful at school.”
(Durlak et al., 2011)

“Children who are emotionally and socially skilled relate better to other children, teachers and parents. They are more competent in dealing with stress and school work.”
(Aber, Jones & Cohen, 2000)

“Children that have learnt empathy, emotional and social competence show significantly less behavioural problems at school, even if they are in adverse life circumstances.”
(Caprara et al., 2000)


FUN FRIENDS training is offered through one day training workshops to enable participants to become accredited facilitators to implement the program in their school or centre. Workshops are available through Oranga several times a year. Alternatively Oranga can deliver staff in-training in your own setting.

FRIENDS FOR LIFE training is available for staff of primary schools, community organisations, professionals and interested individuals working with children (7–12years). Training is offered through one day training workshops to enable participants to become accredited facilitators to implement the program in their school or centre. Workshops are available through Oranga several times a year. Alternatively Oranga can deliver staff in-training in your own setting.

MY FRIENDS YOUTH training is offered through one day training workshops to enable participants to become accredited facilitators to implement the program in their school or centre. Workshops are available through Oranga several times a year. Alternatively Oranga can deliver staff in-training in your own setting.

STRONG NOT TOUGH training is offered through one day training workshops to enable participants to become accredited facilitators to implement this  program to their adult clients in  your organisaton  or centre.  This training is  particularly suited to professionals  working in mental health, guidance and life coaching. Workshops are available through Oranga several times a year. Alternatively Oranga can deliver staff in-training in your own setting.

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Resilience for Adults

Adult Resilience Program

Adult Resilience

Stress and anxiety can affect both children and adults. The Adult Resilience “Strong not Tough” program helps you to recognise and address the issues that may be holding you back in many areas of your life.

Be Resilient for LIFE

  • Learn to be mindful
  • Inner helpful thoughts
  • Feeling like a resilient person
  • Exercise and eat healthy

Adult life is full of developmental challenges we need to overcome. The way we establish our financial independence, start our careers (then possibly change them), navigate our relationships as well as raise our children and say goodbye to them, all help shape and define who we are as much as anything we do when ‘growing up’. Feeling overwhelmed and/or anxious is a natural by-product of such experiences or situations.

In recognition of the constant challenges and opportunities we as adults face on a daily basis, Adult Resilience “Strong not Tough” has been developed to teach adults the skill of mindfulness in order to navigate their experiences, effectively manage their emotions, prevent attempts of youth suicide and to be resilient for life. The evidence speaks for itself, showing that ‘mindful’ people are:

  • Less affected by stress (Cullen, 2011)
  • Better able to achieve long term goals (Howell & Buro, 2011)
  • Less anxious in their approach to life (Rapgay et al, 2011)

Resilience for LIFE is an interactive program developed to provide adults with positive coping skills to better navigate these experiences, effectively manage the associated feelings, and to be resilient for life.

Positive Benefits and Outcomes

Resilience for life teaches skills and strategies that are scientifically proven to help people:

  • Improve performance in their chosen field
  • Enjoy their experience of life transitions
  • Learn to address their negative attention biases
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My Friends Youth

My Friends Youth Program

My Friends Youth

Developed in Australia by Dr Paula Barrett, the My Friends Youth program:

  • Assists youth in developing life-skills to effectively cope with difficult and/or anxiety-provoking situations
  • Normalises the emotional state of anxiety
  • Builds emotional resilience and problem-solving abilities
  • Encourages peer learning and builds peer and other support networks
  • Promotes self-confidence when dealing with difficult or anxiety-provoking situations
  • Effectively prevents anxiety and depression in children and youth Promotes emotional wellbeing through group and peer learning contexts

The My Friends Youth Program also assists adolescents to:

  • Resist peer pressure Be a positive person
  • Develop positive and constructive friendships
  • Communicate more effectively with parents, peers and teachers
  • Study and organise themselves effectively
  • Be a leader Relax and cope effectively with the challenges of high-school

Admissions open for enrollment into My Friends Youth Program!
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Friends For Life

The FRIENDS For Life Program

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Developed in Australia and used in schools throughout the world, FRIENDS for Life program is the only such program acknowledged by the World Health Organisation for its fifteen years of comprehensive evaluation and practice.

For children, constant worry about relatively normal, everyday activities, such as a school camp, playing with friends or completing homework, as well as worry about overseas events such as wars, earthquakes and terrorism can significantly detract from a child’s learning. These effects can also extend to a child’s peers or siblings, multiplying the negative effects of anxiety.

Anxiety is the most common form of psychological disorder, affecting up to 20% of children and teenagers. If left unattended, anxiety significantly interferes with a child’s development and can cause serious problems in later life, such as social isolation, underachievement and depression.

The FRIENDS program is designed to reach out to all children, even those who do not always attract the help that they need. FRIENDS teaches emotional resilience that will stay with children for life, and teaches practical, useful strategies for coping with stress and enhances mental health and well being.

Parents – you can enroll your child in a FRIENDS for Life program!
If your school or centre is not offering the FRIENDS program you can enroll your child in one of Oranga’s FRIENDS programs.

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Fun Friends

The Fun FRIENDS Program

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Developed by Dr Paula Barrett, Fun Friends teaches emotional resilience to 4 to 7 year olds and teaches practical, useful strategies for coping with stress, worry, fear and sadness. Fun Friends is based on FRIENDS for Life, the only program of its kind to be endorsed by the World Health Organisation as an effective prevention program for anxiety and depression in children and youth.

With Fun Friends, children will gain the emotional and social intelligence necessary to excel during their school years. This program will help your children have a smooth transition into school, and improve their confidence and social skills. It is an empowering program for children, parents and teachers in life skills and resilience strategies.

Give your children the skills to help them be happy and resilient no matter what challenges life throws their way.

The Acronym for Fun FRIENDS:

  • Feelings (talk about your feelings and care about other people’s feelings)
  • Relax (do “milkshake” breathing, have some quiet time)
  • I can try ! (we can all try our best)
  • Encourage (step plans to happy home)
  • Nurture (quality time together doing fun activities)
  • Don’t forget – be brave! (practice skills everyday with friends /family)
  • Stay happy

These resilience skills are taught in a way that children in this age group can easily grasp and adopt. The objectives of the program has been shown to be well-matched and complementary to educational goals and curriculum in schools Fun FRIENDS training is available for staff of early childhood centres, primary schools (year 1 and 2) and community organisations, professionals and individuals working with young children.

Parents – you can enroll your child in a Fun FRIENDS program!
If your school or centre is not offering the FRIENDS program you can enroll your child in one of Oranga’s FRIENDS programs.

ENROLL NOW