Rots en water training has been developed by the youth welfare and the GGZ. In more than 30 countries youngsters of 4-18 years old participate. Rock and water is also organized in refugee camps. It is a three day basic course for all youth. In primary education this is sometimes combined with the living water program. This is a program where children learn about God and they learn to think about what a bible story means or can mean for them. This they learn playfully with workbooks and videos. Our staff is there for children and parents.
Objective rock and water training
This training is designed for adolescents and/or children who have impaired communication and social skills. It focuses on everyday problems such as transgressive behaviour, conflicts and tagging along behaviour. For the development of the child or young adult it is important to be well developed both socially and emotionally. The rock and water training teaches you what to do when you are excluded and how to avoid conflicts.
It is also encouraged that parents participate in this training and if possible neighbours as well. They can see how this works in daily life and support when they see that someone is struggling. Our staff is also there for the parents. Learn to deal with emotions and feelings.
Rots and water training for assertiveness
The programme is not only an anti-bullying programme, but also a resilience training. The participants learn to be stronger and to defend themselves against bullying behaviour. This has a positive effect on the social development of the participant. Finding the right balance between transgressive behaviour and being bullied is often difficult. We see this and that is why we started this course. You can become resilient. The team of rock and water will help you with this.
Sports and Games
With the rock and water training you will learn to improve your communication and social skills in a playful way. It is also excellent to complement the living water program. By physically doing exercises you are confronted with self-reflection. Are you a bully then you get to see what this does with another. If you are bullied, we give you tips and tricks during the training on how you can deal with this. In the circle talk are different people and you can teach each other a lot. One is not the other and you complement each other where necessary. What you also learn is how to deal with compliments by giving and receiving them. This all takes place under the supervision of an educational employee.
Rots and water training primary school training
For children between 4 and 9 years there is a separate training. And an excellent addition to the living water project. During exercises and games they learn to develop basic insight. With this basic insight they can indicate what they like or dislike. But also how to deal with disappointment and bullying. This training is also for children with disabilities such as autism. Then the training takes two days with some extra attention to the ASD aspects. Intelligence is not important here; our employees know how to deal with people with autism. The employees are competent and they are happy to help you. They have years of experience in the profession.
Rots en water training women from 12 years and youth with a trauma
The training for women of 12 years and older is very different. They have to deal with concerns about self-confidence and appearance. There are also many who, for example, show compliant behavior and have no own identity. In addition, during this course you also learn to stand up for yourself. For young people who have experienced a trauma, for example an early loss of loved ones or violent or sexual abuse, we also have a course. During this course you learn to focus on what the trauma has done to you and what you want to change. Dealing with a trauma or loss experience is central. Our staff has years of experience with this. They help the parents and the children!
Living water program
The living water program can be combined with the rock and water training. This program is often given in primary schools and is focused on the bible. Children learn the bible stories in a playful way in a few weeks. In this way they learn to understand why parents believe or don't believe. It also focuses on asking questions that children are often afraid of. Usually group 4,6,8 get this course for a few weeks. Schools that are skeptical can try this program for free for 4 weeks. For the modern schools that have an IWB this is ideal. It is made for this and to teach the children something of course. This program contributes to religion. The team informs the children well. They are also open to all questions about the faith.