School Based Programs.
Solving the Jigsaw’s school-based programs run over 20 or 40 weeks and are delivered by a trained facilitator to a class or group. The programs are integrated into the school curriculum, school welfare support and school policies.
What happens in the Classroom programs?
The Solving the Jigsaw classroom program builds relationships, trust and understanding through a combination of weekly catch-ups and structured activities.
The catch-ups encourage connection, belonging and intimacy within the group. The structured activities, on the other hand, provide opportunities for students to learn about key concepts, values, tools and challenges, and to explore their beliefs and practise problem solving.
Although these activities are planned, the program is flexible and can respond to any important issues that might arise.
Structured activities include:
- Bullying and violence
- Beliefs and values
- Trust groups
- Support systems
- Resilience and optimism
- Conflict resolution
- Group dynamics and friendships
- Feelings and emotions
- Loss and grief
- Alcohol and other drugs
- Transition and change
Bullying and violence
Solving the Jigsaw deals with bullying and violence by talking openly about violence, and about its types, effects and where it occurs.
The program explores concepts of the misuse of power, deliberate harming, and the use of power to control and belittle. It teaches children, young people and teachers strategies for dealing with violence and bullying, and presents a clear position that violence is unacceptable and must not be ignored or condoned.