“As a parent, Jane’s group offers a safe and nurturing environment for my child to discuss issues that they may not feel comfortable exploring within the family dynamic. I’ve always felt it’s healthy for kids to be able to honestly and openly explore their concerns and interests, but as a mother I’m not necessarily the person my daughter is comfortable discussing particular topics with, so having this space available in her life is crucial, along with being able to workshop ideas with her peers and the conversation being guided by a woman trained and experienced in age appropriate response.”
Leah Wright – https://www.facebook.com/byronrashie
“Jane created a very open and trusting environment where the students felt increasingly comfortable discussing issues pertinent to them at this difficult and often confusing stage in their development. The topics were approached in an engaging and informative way and the balance between instruction, games, discussion and hands-on activity held the students’ interest throughout the Program. The students quickly understood that they had a platform to ask any questions that had on their minds and Janes answers were frank, non-judgmental and highly informative. For such a class of diverse characters and interests, with a wide range of abilities, interests and prior knowledge, I am certain that all the students who participated in the program learnt a great deal over the two days and I feel they are far better prepared to make educated choices when faced with the challenges that lie ahead of them. I will recommend Adoles-sense to other stage 3 teachers and look forward to seeing Jane next year.”
Christian Tranberg, Stage 3 teacher, Main Arm Public School
Jane has a long relationship with our school. She runs the Adolescence (Sexuality and Relationship Education) Program that we do each year with Coorabell, and she has run a very successful “Girls Group” her in the past. She is a social worker currently working with Northern NSW Local Area Health, and is extremely experienced counselling children, teens and adults. She has a strong rapport with young people and aims always to have them at the centre and forefront of my interventions. She is dynamic, knowledgeable, funny and interesting. In more recent years she has focussed her attention on earlier intervention and group work in schools.
I cannot speak highly enough of the work that Jane does. She had great success at our school working through any social issues, friendships and anxiety. The girls who took part loved it and wanted more after her time here.
Tracey Barnes Principal Goonengerry Primary School
Jane, my feedback would be that I believe that your demeanor and presentation and your communication style really worked for our young people. Your very presence allowed a natural trust and openness to unfurl for the children. I felt that the content was relevant, direct and specific to the Pocket School young people.
Jane you and your work history and what you brought to the Pocket school is incredibly inspiring, thank you for making the time to come ad share your wealth of life experience and learning for our young people.
Damien Wilson, The Pocket School Bilinudgel