By changing the culture of violence to one of well-being, Solving the Jigsaw helps Primary and Secondary kids learn to manage the growing threats of bullying at school and violence at home and in the community.
This video shows the program working in a non-disadvantaged school. I was in tears before the 7 minutes were up.
The program was developed by EASE (Emergency Accommodation Support Enterprise), a domestic violence support service based in Bendigo, country Victoria, in response to the statistic that 25 per cent of children and young people in Australia witness violence in their homes.
Launched in 1997 in two local schools, Jigsaw today operates throughout Victoria and includes more than 80 schools and 20,000 children. Importantly, 650 teachers have taken part in comprehensive training programs.
The patron of Solving the Jigsaw is the Hon Alastair Nicholson AO RFD QC, chair of the National Centre against Bullying and a former Chief Justice of the Family Court.
The modules provide a practical whole school, or cluster, approach to wellbeing, violence and bullying, and offer an excellent training opportunity for implementation of the National Safe Schools Framework.
The six modules are:
* Module One is a prerequisite for the other 5 training modules.
Congrats on dealing early with this problem