Equipping young people with life skills

Attitude – the youth education division of Parenting Place – is dedicated to equipping teenagers with the information and skills they need to negotiate the adolescent years and build meaningful lives. The materials, based on credible research and linked to the health curriculum, give young people strategies for solving problems, handling stress, building resilience and negotiating relationships.

What makes Attitude unique is our team of passionate presenters who work with over 400 schools and 275,000 students each year. They are experts in building rapport and engaging youth, meaning our positive messages stick.

Presentations

The ‘magic’ part of the Attitude programme is the live presentations in schools. The eight different presentations are up-to-the-minute, funny, informative, research-based, and backed up with vibrant visuals. The presenters use humour and honesty along with the best mentoring principles to engage and inspire young people to think about and plan for their future. Topics include choices, mental health, friendships, sex, relationships, drugs, alcohol, use of technology and families.

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Student resources

Attitude offers five handbooks that encourage teenagers to adopt strong ‘head-messages’ to foster a sense of the future and good social connections. This sense of connectedness and optimism provides a vital foundation for the successful negotiation of the challenges of adolescence.

Intermediate school programme

The Attitude intermediate programme was developed with the input of teachers, students, parents, researchers and educators. Four essential health topics for intermediate students are covered including friendships, self-esteem, puberty and technology. Our aim is to align our topics wherever possible with students’ current learning. Our topics can easily be tailored to meet the specific needs of each school.

Child and parent evenings are also held with an aim to equip youth and encourage their parents with skills and strategies to develop positive family relationships.

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