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(Note: There are different models of when groups meet)
Rainbows Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation, identified on the Register of Harm Prevention Charities and is part of an international organisation that fosters emotional healing among children and youth grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis.
With almost forty years of Australian history, Rainbows Australia continues to deliver on its Mission, recognising that those in emotional pain, especially children, need and deserve someone they can trust to guide them through the process of loss. Rainbows Australia has developed a series of peer-support programs (Rainbows programs) that are led by trained adult facilitators. These programs are evidence-based harm prevention programs and demonstrate that grieving children and youth deserve supportive, loving listeners as they struggle emotionally.
Rainbows Australia provides accredited training for all volunteers to prepare them for the commitment of assisting bereaved children and youth. It supports its volunteers and accredited sites to sustain the quality delivery of service to children and youth - through governance by a national Board, operationalised by a Management Committee and with oversight from a national network of Registered Trainers.
Rainbows Australia supports, develops resilience, fosters emotional healing and communication skills for the children and youth participants of the Rainbows programs. The Rainbows programs build awareness about the growing number of children suffering significant loss issues in their lives, who are at risk of harm and who have experienced trauma. The programs are offered at no cost to the familes of participants and to assist directly with this program service delivery donations to Rainbows Australia are welcome.
Rainbows programs include: Sunbeams; Rainbows; Spectrum; Silver Linings: Community Crisis Response, and Indigenous Community Crisis Response.