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I have been a drummer since I was a child; long before I found myself working with young people, families and communities. And so this video here might have a special interest and attraction for me. And yet I am hoping that for drummers and non-drummers alike, there is a lovely comment here about the

Listening

I have been a drummer since I was a child; long before I found myself working with young people, families and communities. And so this video here might have a special interest and attraction for me. And yet I am hoping that for drummers and non-drummers alike, there is a lovely comment here about the

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Working with young people means working with substance use. This doesn’t mean that I expect every young person I encounter to be using drugs. It does mean though that I find it just tends to go with the territory. Most young people are going to be exposed to all sorts of substances and often at times when they

Drugs not drugs

Working with young people means working with substance use. This doesn’t mean that I expect every young person I encounter to be using drugs. It does mean though that I find it just tends to go with the territory. Most young people are going to be exposed to all sorts of substances and often at times when they

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There is something obviously marvellous about the work of Julian Beaver. It’s clever, it’s aesthetic, it’s compelling, it’s engaging…and I think one of the things I like most about what he does is that it is out-of-the-box different. It has required effort and long hours and much failure and much faith and much endurance. There

Imagination and adventure

There is something obviously marvellous about the work of Julian Beaver. It’s clever, it’s aesthetic, it’s compelling, it’s engaging…and I think one of the things I like most about what he does is that it is out-of-the-box different. It has required effort and long hours and much failure and much faith and much endurance. There

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I am happy to keep on singing the praises of Bernie Shakeshaft, Backtrack and the amazing work that goes on with the boys up in Armidale New South Wales. Here is a beaut vid of the dogs programme PAWSUP…take a look. And just to remind you in case someone has blocked your access (because clearly

PAWSUP

I am happy to keep on singing the praises of Bernie Shakeshaft, Backtrack and the amazing work that goes on with the boys up in Armidale New South Wales. Here is a beaut vid of the dogs programme PAWSUP…take a look. And just to remind you in case someone has blocked your access (because clearly

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There is a beaut YouTube vid on my site from a few days ago about learning. The title of this post is taken straight from that. It is a little difficult from the credits at the end to work out exactly who is saying what so you might want to go look for yourself. But the title

‘The death of education but the dawn of learning’

There is a beaut YouTube vid on my site from a few days ago about learning. The title of this post is taken straight from that. It is a little difficult from the credits at the end to work out exactly who is saying what so you might want to go look for yourself. But the title

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There is a lot of discussion about young people and violence and whether things are worse than they used to be. The following quotes are from an article which appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald 20/10/2010 and was reproduced in ‘YAPRAP’ newsletter June-July 2010. The article is by Don Weatherburn, Director, NSW Bureau of Crime

Young people and violence

There is a lot of discussion about young people and violence and whether things are worse than they used to be. The following quotes are from an article which appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald 20/10/2010 and was reproduced in ‘YAPRAP’ newsletter June-July 2010. The article is by Don Weatherburn, Director, NSW Bureau of Crime

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First we had the footballer guy saying something like…its okay to be gay but better stay in the closet if you play footy. (Gee is there room enough?)  He seems to think there is something unique about being gay which makes being in the showers with straight men (oh my god!) fairly disturbing for the

Being gay

First we had the footballer guy saying something like…its okay to be gay but better stay in the closet if you play footy. (Gee is there room enough?)  He seems to think there is something unique about being gay which makes being in the showers with straight men (oh my god!) fairly disturbing for the

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I am not going to say that there is nothing more important than the education of our young people. Nup, not gonna say it. But there is this. ABC Radio National’s ‘Law Report’ of 4th May 2010 offers some interesting stuff. Here (with thanks) are a few quotes from a conversation with Robyn Treyvaud: Damien

Century 21, cyber world, young people…

I am not going to say that there is nothing more important than the education of our young people. Nup, not gonna say it. But there is this. ABC Radio National’s ‘Law Report’ of 4th May 2010 offers some interesting stuff. Here (with thanks) are a few quotes from a conversation with Robyn Treyvaud: Damien

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I logged onto the Gender Centre Website and There is something very charming and in-ya-face brave about the following course description: Fight Like A Girl! The Gender Centre will be holding 3 free self-defence classes run by “Fight Like A Girl Self-Defence School” Kevin from F.L.A.G. has previously run classes through the Gender Centre and were

Fight like a girl

I logged onto the Gender Centre Website and There is something very charming and in-ya-face brave about the following course description: Fight Like A Girl! The Gender Centre will be holding 3 free self-defence classes run by “Fight Like A Girl Self-Defence School” Kevin from F.L.A.G. has previously run classes through the Gender Centre and were

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