Who we Are
At Brahminy in the Northern Territory, we have developed a framework for practice, in the care and support of all young people “at risk”. There is no other Youth Facility like Brahminy in Australia. By mid 2011, Brahminy will establish a second facility in NSW.
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.
The concept of The Brahminy Experience is to remove these young people from their day to day environment, which in many cases is a contaminating environment, and provide them with a range of experiences and supports.
The Brahminy Experience (delivered through its programs) is designed to provide the participants with the capabilities to address and deal with issues that may impact on them in their respective lives, now and in the future. This is achieved by working towards such issues that include:
- Family reconciliation
- Recognition of consequences of anti social and illegal activities
- Access to enhanced literacy and numeracy skills
- Providing meaningful and enjoyable experiences
- Day to day living skills
- Interpersonal relationships and social integration
- Alcohol and other drug counselling
- Self esteem, and
In short, the aims and objectives of The Brahminy Experience are as much as possible to empower the young people to make rational life choices, now and in the future, and to accept the consequences of those choices, be they positive or negative. This is done by providing a support programme in a unique “Wilderness environment”- The Brahminy Experience.