The Alert Program® teaches children and their caregivers about self-regulation using the metaphor of a car engine (see diagram below) and asks them to imagine ‘how fast their engine is running.’ It provides a toolbox of strategies (move, touch, look, listen, put something in the mouth) so that children are empowered to self-regulate.
Implementation of the Alert Program® has now been completed in four schools in the Pilbara region; South Hedland Primary School, Cassia Primary School, Yandeyarra Community School and Strelley Community School. A big thank you to all the schools and communities involved for their support.
Tracy McRae Emma Adams Sissy Ramirez Elaine Clifton
Community researchers Irene Passenger, Sue Cherel, Marissa Williams, Rebecca Smith and Edith Cox completed a Certificate II in Community Services through North Regional TAFE (funded through 100 Women).