Active Connections activity courses are designed to replace the often negative challenges of the teen years with extremely positive ones. The participants’ experience “unfamiliar territory” which instills confidence, builds strength and helps teens develop new perspectives and skills for dealing with the transition to adulthood. With a focus on increasing self-awareness, communication, and goal setting, young people develop the values and skills needed to create and maintain a healthier self-image, trustworthy relationships, and productive life skills.
Active Connections instructors know that everyone has the ability to overcome adversity. Our staff team has unconditional positive regard for the young people and the families we work with. We believe that parents and guardians play a pivotal role for the progression of our participants; with this, in mind, we offer a family intervention service with the aim of supporting appropriate, effective and lasting change for participants.
This service is Active Connections' short term break away service. During times of turbulence, Breakaway is designed to give young people in crisis a place and, more importantly, the time and space to reflect on their personal situations.
We provide young people who are engaged in out day service with the opportunity to spend 24-48 hours away from home. This is a fun and safe experience in which the young person will be supported to de-stress and get their head right to get home.
This time away also gives parents and foster parents time to focus on self care.
1:1 activity based intervention service which supports the participants and their families. We use a range of adventure activities in combination with brief solution focused coaching to help our participants identify and action their solutions to their difficulties.
In a world filled with considerable parental and peer pressure, our activity courses help youths, teens and young adults connect their desire for more freedom and independence with the reality that they must take on the responsibility that comes with that freedom.