What is the #CapeAbility in Schools Programme?
The #CapeAbility in Schools programme is a school- based 10-week group work programme to build the emotional health, well-being and resilience of children in school years 3-5 (ages 7-10). The programme is specifically designed to support children with post-covid anxieties alongside other Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
It aims to foster emotional resilience in children within their daily encounters and to empower students with the essential tools required to cultivate robust and wholesome relationships. All Welcare staff are trained to approach conflict through a trauma-informed lens which requires trust, transparency and sensitivity. Welcare staff use a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, discussions, as well as arts and crafts in a safe and nurturing environment.
Aaliyah, aged 9
'I have enjoyed the group because we are able to explain ourselves without people interrupting.'
Our #CapeAbility in Schools Programme is fully integrated into the school’s pastoral system and supports aspects of the ‘behaviour and attitudes’ judgement of schools through the OFSTED inspection. Groups take place in school for between 8-10 children over 10 weeks. Through our programme the children will:
Zain, aged 10
'Welcare has helped me learn that it is okay to have worries, and how to show how I feel and share it with others.'
What Welcare can offer in the partnership with schools
Sophie, aged 8
'Welcare has helped me to trust others more and be more confident with my friends.'
What we need from partnership schools
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