The Child Resiliency Programme (CRP) at Boys Town and Red Hills Primary is to serve as community-based and in-school CRP models respectively for research and practicum learning assignments for university students.
Dr Kim Scott, director of the CRP commended the collaboration and noted that this partnership will be beneficial for both institutions involved.
The programme continued to be successful despite the challenges with the term culminating on March 29 to 30th.
Members of staff of the CRP were rewarded for their two years of hard and consistent work throughout the pandemic with a trip to Jewel Paradise Cove Resort in Runaway Bay in February with all persons present.
The programme provides literacy support, life skills training (including spiritual development) to the students as well creative and sporting activities to reinforce life skills training. Parents and family members also benefited from training, counseling and home visits for the families of the children referred. The children are also supported with nutritional needs.
The Child Resiliency Programme began in 2006 as an outreach programme of the Hope United Church, under the umbrella of the Hope Counselling and Wellness Centre. It seeks to meet the needs of pre-adolescents and build on their physical, social, cognitive, vocational and moral competencies as the most effective strategy for preventing multiple problems including violence. In 2014 the programme began operating out of the VPA.