ASPLEY SHS Grade 8 CAMP TEENS RAVES PROGRAM
It was well paced and tremendously well presented. Some highlights that I particularly enjoyed include;
- The opening relaxation techniques (A couple of the normally over-animated boys in my Year 8 Form class literally fell asleep)
- The interesting philosophy about the needs of young women to respect and support other females
- The encouragement to the students to exercise and volunteer in their community
- The statistics on offences to girls
- The techniques for self-defence.
Erin's good humour, awesome connection with youth culture and sensitivity when needed, truly inspired and educated me. In fact I would say the program felt like a 'gift' that I would recommend as a PD for teachers or for more of our students to enjoy. As a mother and grandmother, I would truly be happy to pay to have had my daughter or grand daughter do this course.
Aspley SHS Secondary Ed Teacher
How wonderful we thought RAVE was... It was so powerful, so important, and a real confidence booster for those girls. I would value working with RAVES again... It was the highlight of the Year 8 Sleepover.
Head of Department –Junior Secondary
Aspley State High School
BRAY PARK SHS GRADE 9 "TRIBAL MEN & TRIBAL PRINCESS" PROGRAM
Teachers and students alike thought the RAVES program was fantastic. One of our teachers thought it was so good that he mentioned it to his wife who is a school-based nurse and her school is going to run it. She also mentioned it to one of her colleagues and now another school is going to run it too! I think that’s testament enough to what a good program it is.
Bray Park SHS
ZONTA PINE RIVERS RECOMMENDATION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION FOR TEENS
Our club first learned about the RAVES Personal Safety System in August 2010 when Ms Erin Cash presented a demonstration of her work at one of our monthly meetings. Upon realizing the impact this RAVES program could have on preventing domestic violence from a young age we knew it would become one of the most important projects we could endeavour to endorse in the local community.
Ms Cash’s former vocation as an ex-riot squad police officer stood her in a perfect position to pass on expert training and knowledge around the topic of self-defence and promoting self-awareness. After watching the program presented to Year 9 students at Pine Rivers State High our belief was confirmed that the project played a pivotal role in meeting one of the key objectives of our club and, indeed, of the local Moreton Bay Regional Council - the prevention of violence against women and girls.
The program teaches personal safety, educates around the topic of bullying and promotes self-awareness and resilience providing young adults with the tools to approach life with strength, compassion and a sense of respect.
The Zonta Club of Pine Rivers thoroughly endorses such an empowering curriculum and strongly recommends any school or organisation with the capacity to bring this program to the fore to do so with the full force of their abilities. The benefits for the future of our young people and the wider community are definitely worth the effort.
Zonta Club of Pine Rivers, Inc.