In developing the lessons it was critical that we had the input of a psychologist and expert groups to ensure these lessons promote emotional safety and cultural awareness.
Our expert team included:
Tracy Bentin, Psychologist, MAPS; Grad Dip Applied Child Psych; BBSc (Hons).
Tracy Bentin is a Child and Adolescent Psychologist who has worked in the education sector since 1997. Tracy is passionate about the mental health and wellbeing of young people and her training and approach incorporates cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), mindfulness skills, and interventions drawn from positive psychology research. Tracy enjoys supporting the educational, social, emotional, and mental health needs of young people and their families. Tracy works closely with parents and teachers to support young people with issues such as anxiety, learning needs, depression, confidence, and behavioural challenges. Tracy has a particular interest in emotional intelligence and supporting young people to develop skills and strategies that can assist them in being their best selves.
Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education (Reconciliation Australia)
Reconciliation in Education is a program for Reconciliation Australia that supports all schools and early learning services in Australia to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions. Narragunnawali (pronounced narra-gunna-wally) is a word from the language of the Ngunnawal people, Traditional Owners of the land on which Reconciliation Australia’s Canberra office is located, meaning alive, wellbeing, coming together and peace.
Narragunnawali’s online platform is free to access and provides practical ways to introduce meaningful reconciliation initiatives in the classroom, around the school and with the community. Through the Narragunnawali platform, schools and early learning services can develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), and teachers and educators can access professional learning and curriculum resources to support the implementation of reconciliation initiatives.
Australian Human Rights Commission
The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory organisation, established by an act of Federal Parliament. They protect and promote human rights in Australia and internationally.