An innovative and increasingly popular youth development program, titled Rock and Water, was recently trialled in the South Australian residential care system. This article provides a general outline of the program and details a case study involving a group 10 boys in care, aged between 11 and 15 years.
A range of qualitative and quantitative data is tabled that provides preliminary evidence for the program’s ‘empowering effects’ for both participants and youth workers involved with the program. These outcomes are discussed in relation to their contextual importance for the residential care system, areas of ongoing improvement and future directions.
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Empowering youth workers and clients
Gadaku Institute, located in the Netherlands, has set up a new partnership with Rock and Water Ltd.
Rock and Water Ltd is the contracted provider of Rock and Water training courses in the United Kingdom.
This year the 3-day Rock and Water training course will be held in Conventry, West Midlands. The 3-day Training Course is the most comprehensive Rock and Water experience. The training provides each participant with an intensive overview, the philosophy and theory, and learning many games, exercises and best practice strategies in order to deliver the Rock and Water programma.
The course will be presented by Freerk Ykema, programme author and founder of Gadaku Institute, from the 17th to the 19th of October 2018. For registration or more information about the course: www.rockandwater.org.uk
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Rock and Water Australia
Gadaku Institute / Rots en Water NL
1741 BN Schagen
Tel: 0224-21 33 46
Fax: 0224-21 50 45