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Since the revelations of the research by academics such as Seligman, Fredrickson, Dweck and Grotberg it has become increasingly obvious that for students to flourish we must create a positive educational environment for them. In its forty-year history Peer Support Australia has been at the forefront of this paradigm shift.
Hundreds of schools across Australia have adopted the concept of strength based positive education by implementing the Peer Support program. The Peer Support framework provides schools with a broad range of tools in which to develop positive peer relations. The program enables students to;
Schools report in adopting the protective factor framework evident in Peer Support that;
By embedding the Peer Support program into everyday practice schools across Australia are using activities that;
Many Peer Support schools have embraced Positive psychology principles and have embedded Peer Support as a successful initiative in putting this into practice. One such school on their website captures it this way
“…All staff are committed towards the building of a school community where the wellbeing of all students and staff is given the same priority as academic achievement. The high prevalence of depression among young people worldwide, the well-documented small rise in life satisfaction, and the correlation between learning and positive emotion all argue that the skills for wellbeing should be taught in school…”