There is a real sense of priority regarding the need to enhance the provision of integrated human support services for marginalised, at risk young people and adults. The social and economic stakes for individuals, families, culture and society at large are high.
At Brahminy, we have developed a framework for practice, in the care and support of all young people “at risk” – the Brahminy Experience.
The concept of The Brahminy Experience is to remove these young people from their day to day environment, which in many cases is contaminated, and provide them with a range of experiences and support within a therapeutic and wilderness environment.
At Brahminy we aim to:
- Support positively and enhance the success of the young person’s adolescent development in intellectual, social and psychological terms;
- Intervene in, and change patterns of behaviour resulting from anti-social and anti educational attitudes;
- Provide a non-threatening and interactive environment in which learning takes place;
- Develop and enhance a range of social skills, attributes and understanding in the young person;
- Equip the young person with abilities, skills and attitudes which will enhance the successful transition back to mainstream education or vocational training.
- Human dignity and worth
Every human being should be acknowledged as an inherently valuable member of the human community.
We endeavour to act honestly within our mission, vision and values.
The most important thing in life is relationships. This is the crux of the connection between individuals or groups that create trust, loyalty, co-operation and support.
Empowerment is an attitudinal, structure and cultural process whereby people gain the ability, authority and agency to make decisions and implement change in theirown lives and the lives of other people.
Brahminy’s clients, who are young people at risk, present a range of trauma based issues which may include (butnot limited to):
- Family breakdown
- Substance abuse
- Illegal activities
- Anti social interpersonal relationships
- Educationally disadvantaged
- Anti social behaviour which may include self destructive behaviour
- Have been physical or mentally abused
1. Wilderness Therapeutic Program
2. Wilderness Residential Program
3. Back to Culture Program
4. Early Intervention Programs
Client placement is based on Brahminy’s assessment by qualified staff with recommendations made on the appropriate program for a client.
We work in close consultation with all external stakeholders associated with the clients to achieve optimum results.