PO Box 1593. Neutral Bay. NSW. 2089 info@chainreaction.org.au (02) 9953 3287

Older Adolescents Program

Bridging the Gap

Think back to when you were an adolescent. For some, this is perhaps only a few years; for others it is maybe a little longer. How did you feel about being a teenager then?

It is difficult to avoid the trying experiences of adolescence. It is a time of great change, both inwardly and outwardly, both physically and psychologically. Because of this, adolescence can be a stormy sea which can prove difficult to navigate at times. All the more so when living in considerable disadvantage. Read More

Younger Adolescents Program

Dispelling the Myth of ‘The Problem Child’

When we think about ‘problems’ in the classroom, we often associate the thought with ‘problem children,’ i.e. children who cannot be taught, who are disruptive, even violent, and generally difficult. These children are ‘the other’; they are not our children, they are not the children of our friends; they are simply problem children. Read More

Youth Activity Program

Safeguarding the Social Development of the Next Generation

One of the first things that each child must learn on their pathway to adulthood is that we are not alone. We are connected, we are parts of a whole – not homogeneous and generic but unique, valuable pieces in a far larger social organism.

Understanding this is not so simple. Read More

Family Skills Program

Family Focussed, Life skills program for Parents, Grandparents, Carers & Teachers

When we are young, the prospect of raising a family is one of those things that we entrust to nature. The event feels so distant – so safe and tucked away somewhere in the far-flung future. We don’t worry about it too much. We simply assume that, when the time comes, we will know what to do. Read More

The Enablers Program

Community Leadership & Mentor Development Program

There is no magic age at which we graduate from children into adults, no hard and fast cut-off point when our youth ends and the rest of our life begins. Adulthood may be legally defined as eighteen and over in Australia, but this is more out of necessity than anything biologically reliable. Read More