Endorsed by the World Health Organisation
Endorsed by the World Health Organisation

Friends Resilience Blog

We will post here any updates and interesting news about Friends Resilience, the programs, training events and Dr Paula Barrett. Keep an eye on this section and don't forget to leave your comments on the posts.
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FRIENDS of the family

FRIENDS of the family “HOW many times have you dragged your child kicking and screaming to school because he or she doesn’t want to go? How many times have you...
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Youth anxiety at crisis point

Youth anxiety at crisis point “BULLYING and the “fast pace of life” caused one in five children to suffer from an anxiety disorder, experts warn. Kids Help Line received almost...
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Is your child obsessed?

Is your child obsessed? “It’s a heartbreaking fact for parents to face up to, but one in every 200 children in Australia will suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder. When Carol’s...
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New hope for OCD sufferers

New hope for OCD sufferers “OBSESSIVE Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has become better known in a recent times with movies such as As Good as It Gets and-the television show Monk....
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Planet girl in crisis

Planet girl in crisis “The suicide of two teenage girls highlights every parent’s nightmare, writes Elizabeth Allen WHEN two Victorian high school students were found hanged this week, a shiver...
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OCD – Mind Wellness

OCD – Mind Wellness “Nine-year-old Marie is a typical girl: she loves music, netball and hanging out with her friends. But unlike most nine-year-olds, Marie needs to make 20 trips...
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Slow coaching

Slow coaching “Who says getting there fast – or first – is right? Burnt-out children and their teachers and frazzled parents are calling a halt to the cult of speed,...
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Pathways toward happy schooling

Pathways toward happy schooling “IF all prep children take a play-based anti-anxiety program, the transition into Year 1 would be “very easy”, Dr Paula Barrett says. The developer of Fun Friends, a program delivered...
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Support for the Fun Friends Program

Support for the Fun Friends Program “Written by Susan McKinnon, Preparatory Year Teacher, 2006 …..Thank you for such a worthwhile training day and program to use with the preparatory year...
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