Prosper's Programs

Prosper has developed a suite of programs to support children, parents and those working with families. These resources are available for free download and use within the community. If you would like support in using these materials please call us on 0402 787 571 or email [email protected]

Rainbow Families Family Violence Prevention Program

This program was developed in partnership with Rainbow Families to support the prevention of violence against LGBTIQA+ women and their children. The initiative will run between 2020 and 2022 and will provide a range of audio-visual and digitial resources for families to use. Available program resources are listed below and will be updated regularly.

Protective behaviours colouring-in sheets

helping hand activity

Achieving School Success

This program is a four week workshop and resource series. It supports newly-arrived families in understanding the Australian education system and providing a safe and supportive home environment in which their children can thrive at school.  The initiative was developed in partnership with the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, Metro Assist, Chinese Australian Services Society and the Australian Korean Welfare Association. Achieving School Success was the winner of the 2014 NSW Department of Community Services Mary Dimech Award for a group program. The program materials are available in multiple community languages and  include powerpoint workshops and a facilitator manual.

ACHIEVING SCHOOL SUCCESS PROGRAM RESOURCES

Stories in the garden

This program is facilitated by our wonderful storyteller Jo Henwood from the NSW Storytelling Guild, to deliver interactive storytelling performances to children in disadvantaged communities across Australia. Stories in the Garden was the winner of the Out of the Box innovation category at the 2017 Zest Awards. To enquire about running this program at your school or venue please contact us on 0402 787 571. You can view images of some previous Stories in the Garden events below.

storyteller, jo henwood

in the park

at school

LEGO CLUB

Lego Club is an inclusive play program run in primary schools. The initiative builds on the idea of lego play therapy and was designed to foster confidence, resilience and connection in children experiencing isolation due to anxiety, behavioural disorders, learning difficulties or poor social skills. The program was initially piloted by Ability Links and resources and lego clubs were then developed across Greater Sydney by Prosper and partner organisations including St Vincent de Paul, Settlement Services International and Metro Assist. You can download the program manual below. If you require assistance running a lego club in your school please call us on 0402 787 571 to discuss.

lego club manual

Rights, Relationships, Responsibilities (3R’s)

This program was developed by Prosper to support newly-arrived Australians to navigate local systems such as child protection, health, family law and education. 3R’s is delivered as a series of workshops and has been implemented in Korean, Arabic, Mandarin, and Amharic with great success. If you would like to run this program in your local community please get in touch with us on 0402 787 571.

Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings was initially developed and implemented by Prosper for Burwood Council. The program was targetted to Chinese and English speaking families and was designed to strengthen the parent-child bond and promote play as a vital early learning and development activity for parents to engage in with their young children. The program is available as a set of English and Chinese powerpoint workshops and should be integrated with play actitivities throughout. The workshops can be downloaded below.

ENGLISH

CHINESE

ESL Health Literacy

In 2018 Prosper was approached by NSW Health to develop a program using their Mums’ Good Health resource. Prosper’s response was the English as a Second Language Health Literacy program. This innovative initiative uses a qualified English as a Second Language teacher to deliver a simple health curriculum in the form of English lessons, to newly arrived, non-English speaking mothers with a baby. Prosper has delivered this program in playgroups, mothers groups and community settings across Sydney. To enquire about this program please get in touch with us. You can download the manualised program curriculum below.

ESL HEALTH LITERACY LESSONS