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"I sat in your session for our Year 8's today and was personally moved by the information, but also so pleased to see the students engage with discussions about how they were challenged by the information you provided.
It was a great balance between facts and personal anecdotes that really lay out the issues associated with taking drugs."
"Kerrie spoke candidly to our parents and students on pertinent issues for their age and that was real and relevant to present experiences and issues. Her presentation was engaging to parents and students but more importantly, gave them the opportunity to discuss issues that they were keen to explore.
Kerrie's presentation also gave the parents and students effective and wise tools and strategies. We will be inviting Kerrie to deliver her program on a regular basis."
"Teachers are great at delivering curriculum and parents are fantastic at moulding students into responsible young men and women. But how do you train a child to respond to those more difficult questions in life, often the things that they simply shouldn't have to deal with but more often than not they have to. That is why our College had Kerrie Atherton from Empower Life Solutions and Stuart Rawlins from Healthy Mind, Healthy Future present a program to our Year 10 and Year 11 students called "What would you do if...
Kerrie is a counsellor with a wide range of experience and who has a personal story of her own that demonstrates how someone can overcome serious life problems.
Stuart has worked in the Police Force and has the expertise to address a range of issues and questions that young people have. Kerrie and Stuart presented a range of scenarios to the students and they were presented with the question "What would you do if..." From the feedback we received, the students found the program very helpful and informative. They were provided with a whole range of strategies to help them think through how they should act when confronted with that social problem that no one else seems to discuss with them. I encourage parents and teachers to find out more about this program as it is extremely helpful to young people today."
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