Enhancing capabilities through life skills education is one of the three policy directions recommended by UNICEF to help young people develop and contribute to society. It is now adopted in HIV prevention, care and support, health promotion, violence reduction and peace building, sustainable development, human rights, gender equality, and social and emotional learning.
The aim of Life Skills at Fairbridge College is to help students balance personal issues and challenges so that they can grow into successful adults. Using a framework grounded in trauma-informed practice and positive psychology, students will learn the skills needed to self-regulate their emotions, develop a growth mindset, and recognise character strengths in both themselves and others. The program also includes a protective behaviours curriculum that follows two main themes:
we all have the right to be safe;
we can help ourselves to be safe by talking to people we trust.
For more information on our protective behaviours curriculum, click here.