43 000+ Australian children are living in Out of Home Care and every 3.5 minutes, another child receives child protection services. Poverty, child abuse, neglect, mental illness, isolation and marginalisation are real and confronting issues in Australia, with implications for families and communities.
Long term societal change relies on an interruption to cycles of dysfunction, achieved through interventions that offer opportunity for kids and parents to process their experiences, build self-esteem, and develop confidence and SKILLS that help them make sense of, function and thrive in their world.
But the families needing most support are the ones least likely to attend programs. Appeal and accessibility of interventions is KEY...
So… We Make Music!
PaKT4Change creates opportunities for rhythm training, song writing and improvisation. We sing, dance, and share healthy ways to listen to and engage in music. And whilst to the outside world it looks like simple fun, the evidence shows that the non-musical benefits are far reaching. Participants are provided a creative space to develop their sense of self, relationships, self-regulation, self-compassion and resilience. Parents learn about positive parenting and kids (and communities) reap the benefits of engaged families...and of MUSIC!
We know we're not alone in our vision, believing in the value of music as a vehicle for ENGAGEMENT and CHANGE. Your generous contributions further the provision of therapeutic, effective and meaningful music programs across Australia. Make your PaKT for CHANGE today!