Full course description
Date and time
Tuesday 22 February 2022, 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are a secondary educator, wellbeing team member, principal or school leader.
We can support teens to start 2022 off on the right foot by understanding;
- their current psychological state
- post-traumatic growth and how we can best support young people to grow from this experience
- knowing the warning signs that may indicate a young person is in crisis
- understanding how to deal with disclosures of distress
- how to best improve communication skills
- and most importantly instilling hope!
"This session was amazing! An engaging and accurate representation of where many of our teens are at. Teachers need to hear this! Attending this session was truly a gift.” Vikki Forrest, Senior Student Welfare Coordinator
This session is a hopeful, evidence-based and practical guide to supporting our teens' mental health and wellbeing.” Rocky Biasi, CEO, Human Connections - Accidental Counsellor trainers.
This learning event supports creating best practice towards meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Child safety
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student welfare
- deeper understanding of supporting teens and post-traumatic growth
- strategies for supporting teens in the new school year
- awareness of the early warning signs of a young person in crisis
- template for instilling hope with teens in 2022
Dannielle's career commenced as a high school teacher, and then as a senior educator to develop an innovative program for students at risk of dropping out of school, The Lighthouse Project. She is now the co-founder and CEO of Enlighten Education, Australia’s leading provider of in-school workshops for teens since 2003 working with more than 25,000 young people each year in Australia, New Zealand, and south-east Asia.
Dannielle has been a parenting expert on Channel 9’s breakfast programs and has authored five books including the best-selling The Butterfly Effect: A Positive New Approach to Raising Happy, Confident Teen Girls (Random House), a columnist for the Daily Telegraph, and covered features on domestic and family violence for the Body + Soul magazine.
Dannielle is the Director of Education and Special Projects at Women’s Community Shelters and initiated their Walk The Talk schools program and their new corporate domestic and family violence literacy program which centres survivor’s voices and has a clear call to action. In 2021 Walk The Talk corporate programs were delivered to over one hundred Partners and Directors at KPMG nationally with outstanding engagement.
Dannielle has delivered keynotes on women’s leadership for Mercer nationally and in Singapore and presented at the All About Women festival at the Sydney Opera House twice - alongside Germain Greer, Eva Cox and Tara Moss.
In 2021 she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to education, to women, and youth. In 2018 she was one of four Finalists for the NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year, and the winner of the Suicide Prevention Australia Life Award for excellence in media reporting.
Dannielle has been an Ambassador for various charities, a pro bono board member for a women’s refuge, and also launched a social change initiative, The School Toilet Project which has gone global encouraging schools to let students reimagine these often bleak places.