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The YouthCARE Peer Skills Program helps them do it better!

Anyone working in schools knows that kids talk to kids. Mission Australia's Annual Youth Survey consistently reports that most kids prefer to talk to other kids about their problems - they may subsequently talk to adults as well, but they talk to their friends first.


Nearly 20 years ago, the Peer Skills Program was developed to address this situation by offering young people, through carefully designed workshop experiences, the opportunity to enhance their listening and problem-solving skills. Students also work together to identify what community and school resources are available to assist them when issues arise. This capacity-building in young people enriches their social and interpersonal skills and promotes resilience and empowerment.

Delivered as a two-day workshop using an experiential style of learning that is underpinned by the principles of enablement and child-centered practice, YouthCARE's Peer Skills Program can make a significant and positive contribution to the ethos of your school.

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How can I become a Peer Skills Facilitator?

Every year we offer facilitator training to those interested in implementing the Peer Skills program in their school. This two-day training course is designed for staff within a school (teachers, chaplains, and student services staff) and is essential for the effective delivery of the program.

Facilitator training cost: $800 per person for the two day training course.

Program and training enquires/registration: or 9376 5000