About Us - Our Training Team
Sarah Lewis - Consultant, Victoria
- Dip. Welfare (Community Services
- Cert. IV Workplace Training & Assessment
- Youth and Family Worker and trained Mediator.
Having worked in the community sector since 1996, Sarah has had a variety of experiences working with young people and families as well as with different community groups.
From working regularly in schools as a group facilitator and student counsellor, to developing and implementing many training programs. These have included topics such as conflict resolution, peer mediation, self-esteem and general personal development programs for adolescents.
Since this time, Sarah has been working as a youth and family support worker on the Sunshine Coast which has involved using various strategies in working with families, including mediation. This has also involved having regular involvement with schools and the various personnel within them.
As well as being experienced in youth, family and community work, Sarah is also an experienced trainer/facilitator and is currently further developing her practice in the area of workplace training for the education, community and business sectors.
Summary of Victoria Education & Mediation Services.
Specialising in parent/adolescent mediation.
These include the peer mediation program which trains students in conflict resolution and mediation practices so that they can mediate disputes between other students. Teachers are also trained in the program and schools can purchase materials to enable them to implement the program independently.
Generalist conflict resolution programs are available through conflictsolvers.com.au also. These can be provided to either students or staff and can be implemented over anything from a few hours to full day training sessions.
Senior School T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More)-Peer Support:
This program was developed to provide practical skills to Senior students at a time when study pressures and anxiety are high in their final years.
The program is provided as a one day practical workshop that will allow Year 11 & 12 students to participate in a series of activities that will assist them in supporting each other.
Skill developments in setting up their own support group, problem solving, teamwork and how to communicate are covered in this day. Students can expect that at the end of the day, they will come away with a clear process of being able to work with others in Years 11 & 12 in a constructive way.