SUPPORT KEEPERS (Individuals)
Assessments, counselling and therapy:
Assessment and Diagnosis, Individual Counselling, Psychotherapy, Trauma Debriefing, Crisis Intervention, Support Groups
Admission to these services is gained through self-reporting or referrals by educators, parents or guardians, or other community members and organisations
The ecological model serves as the foundation for most of the assessments and interventions delivered by the Community Keepers staff members. This model enables therapists to determine the influence of social contexts and stresses the reciprocal effect that one part of a system has on the others. Within this broad, systemic view, parents or guardians and class teachers are typically integrated into the assessment process (especially in the primary school) - in order to get an overall idea of the learner's functioning. Involving all these role players has led to great opportunities to work with parents or guardians of learners, thereby also caring for their careers.
Personal and social development through classes, programmes, events, outings and seminars:
Grade Days and Orientation Sessions, Life Skills Programmes and Campaigns, Leadership Development Programmes with School Leaders, Career Guidance and Career Expo, Guest Speakers
All programmes are developed and presented in collaboration with educators and learners and has a strong focus on mentorship and training.
Through these activities, we aim to initiate action, and prepare and motivate learners in their journey of developing into responsible adults - making a positive contribution to the well-being of their community.
Parenting initiatives with parents or guardians of learners which include the following:
Parent Support Network, Parenting Committee, Parenting Courses, Assessments and Referrals, Individual Guidance
Parenting committees are established by involving parents or guardians to become part of the parenting network. Committees consist of 4-6 members consisting of parents or guardians, at least one educator of the specific school and a Community Keepers staff member.
Professional support and development of educators:
Professional Development and Training Sessions, Community Keepers Management Committee
All our services are implemented in partnership with educators. This partnership is strategically formed with the principal and a management committee consisting of three educators who, in partnership with the Community Keepers office manager, are responsible for the planning and execution of all our services at a school.