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Bright Star Teens Program Discover life purpose & values.
  • Make the right choices and learn that growth is a process
  • Prepare youth to face daily demands
  • Empower them as leaders who have confidence and the wisdom to know the difference
  • Module 1: Brilliant Self
  • Module 2: Brilliant Relationships
  • Module 3: Brilliant Leadership
Whitney’s Kiss This programme addresses adolescent sexuality that is influenced by many factors, including gender identity, sexual orientation, the culture they live in, and how their bodies develop.
  • Real Love
  • Death & loss
  • Trust • Values
  • Friendship
  • Honesty
  • Injustice
  • Tolerance
  • HIV/Aids
The Aggressive Replacement Training This programme is aimed at helping children and young people deal with their aggressive behaviour. Underlying the Aggressive Replacement Training (ART) is the idea that every aggressive act of young people has multiple causes – both external and internal to the young person and others.
  • Skill Streaming
  • Anger Control
  • Moral Reasoning
Bridges To Life The purpose of this programme is to help children deal with conflict and troubled relationships. It focuses on reconciliation and internal peace and is restorative in nature often using surrogate victims in instances where actual victims are not willing to participate.
  • Getting Started
  • Crime and Conflict
  • Faith
  • Stories
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Confessions
  • Repentance
  • Forgiveness
  • Reconciliation
  • Restitution
  • The Journey
The Matrix Model The Matrix Model for Teens and Adults is a 16 - 54 week individualised programme which offers a comprehensive set of evidence based therapeutic interventions to drug and alcohol treatment.
  • Early Recovery Skills
  • Relapse Prevention Skills
  • Family / Peer Education Groups
Colour my World The purpose of the colour my world programme is to guide the youth sex offender through a process of change. Behaviour modification related to sex offending is the essential component in treating the destructive actions.
  • Understanding sexual offending
  • Discussion of own offences
  • Feelings related to sexual offending
  • Taking personal responsibility
  • Understanding strength and survival
  • Changing specific behaviours and understanding triggers
Socio - Emotional Therapy This programme raises the learner’s awareness of what emotions are, educates them regarding the different types of emotions and equips the learners with problem-solving and decision-making skills, that assist in them acting appropriately and non-violently.
  • Explanation of emotional stages
  • Guidelines in dealing with grief/loss
  • Trauma
  • Post traumatic stress symptoms
  • Healing process
  • Emotional first aid
Sensory Integration Therapy Socio-emotional therapy helps the participants who have emotional turmoil to manage their emotions in the most appropriate manner.
  • Treatment to sensory integration problems
  • The alert programme for self regulation
  • Sensory process checklist
  • General calming
  • Organising and alerting techniques
De-Sensitisation Therapy Sensory integration therapy is intended to help the participants:
  • Regulate their stimulation level
  • Increase ability to attend and decrease distractibility
  • Increase comfort in the environment
  • Decrease stereotypical behaviour
  • Develop internal motivation
  • Facilitate positive interactions with peers and adults
  • Phobias
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Fear based-anger hyperactivity
  • Self mutilating behaviour due to anger
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Sexual and physical abuse trauma
Psycho-Social Skills Programme The programme is aimed at helping young people deal with psychological challenges such as emotional, behavioral and educational problems. These are highly prevalent among children and adolescents. Psycho-social skills forms part of a developmental process which will leads to the establishment of a coherent and functioning personality.
  • Stress Management
  • Healthy and Unhealthy Lifestyle
  • Positive Self Awareness
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Productive Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
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