Year 6 marks a major transition point in a young person’s life as the preparation for entering High School often occurs alongside the hormonal changes experienced during puberty and early adolescence. Psychologically, this is also a time of shifting focus from family to peer relationships as the young person begins the journey to independent adulthood. As such, family separation occurring at such a significant time in a young person’s life warrants special attention to ensure the young person is psychologically supported through these major life stages and stressors.
Designed as a supplement to or as an alternative for individual intervention, this six-week program is offered to a group maximum of eight young people who are currently in Year 6 and experiencing familial separation or divorce. The six hour-long workshops will explore common challenges within a separating family and provide participants with the opportunity to discuss their concerns and confusion regarding the future of their family and develop some simple and effective strategies for managing stress, anxiety and frustration.