Change and loss are issues that affect all of us at some stage in our lives. At St Francis Xavier College (SFX) we recognise that when changes occur in families through death, separation, divorce and related circumstances, young people may benefit from learning how to manage these changes effectively. There may also be students whose families are experiencing hardship and loss because of work-life changes due to COVID-19.
SFX offers a very successful education program called ‘Seasons for Growth’. The program is facilitated in small groups and is based on research which highlights the importance of social support and the need to practice new skills to cope effectively with change and loss. ‘Seasons for Growth’ covers topics such as self-esteem, managing feelings, problem-solving, decision-making, effective communication, and building support networks.
If you believe your child would benefit from participating in the ‘Seasons for Growth’ program, please first have a conversation with them and then contact Sr Sue Hallamsor the relevant Year Coordinator.
SFX is pleased to be able to offer this important program and we are confident that it will be a valuable learning experience for those involved.