Brisbane: Marte Meo Training Project »The Benevolent Society« 6 November 2011

[Brisbane, The Benevolent Society, 4-11-2011] Maria Aarts has been training in the Marte Meo program in Queensland over the past two years to staff from The Benevolent Society and other community organisations.  The Marte Meo approach provides a very practical and hands on learning and understanding to look at development through everyday interactions and communication. The training helps therapists to understand where there are problems and deficits in development and communication and then provides them with the tools to work in a way that supports the person overcome these issues. This opens up opportunities for positive educational and emotional and social development. I have seen my staff in Queensland responds to the huge insights and learning in developing their therapeutic approaches to working with children from disadvantaged families. Through my own experience as a Foster Carer I have been able to use the Marte Meo approach to assist children in my care, recognise a potential that may well have been lost to them and thereby open up opportunities for a very different and much more positive life trajectory where learning, friendships and achievement are based on positive interactions and experiences, rather than the negative path that they were facing.   Michael Tizard State Manager Queensland »The Benevolent Society« PO Box 5347 WEST END QLD 4101 | Australia Phone:  (+61)-(0)7-3170 4600 Mobile:  (+61)-(0)407 354 789 Fax: (+61)-(0)7-3255 2953 Website: www.bensoc.org.au

[Brisbane, The Benevolent Society, 4-11-2011] Maria Aarts has been training in the Marte Meo program in Queensland over the past two years to staff from The Benevolent Society and other community organisations.  The Marte Meo approach provides a very practical and hands on learning and understanding to look at development through everyday interactions and communication. The training helps therapists to understand where there are problems and deficits in development and communication and then provides them with the tools to work in a way that supports the person overcome these issues. This opens up opportunities for positive educational and emotional and social development.

I have seen my staff in Queensland responds to the huge insights and learning in developing their therapeutic approaches to working with children from disadvantaged families. Through my own experience as a Foster Carer I have been able to use the Marte Meo approach to assist children in my care, recognise a potential that may well have been lost to them and thereby open up opportunities for a very different and much more positive life trajectory where learning, friendships and achievement are based on positive interactions and experiences, rather than the negative path that they were facing.
 
Michael Tizard
State Manager Queensland
»The Benevolent Society«
PO Box 5347
WEST END QLD 4101 | Australia
Phone:  (+61)-(0)7-3170 4600
Mobile:  (+61)-(0)407 354 789
Fax: (+61)-(0)7-3255 2953
Website: www.bensoc.org.au

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