We are excited to welcome Amanda Jones from Hopscotch Partners as a program facilitator of The Best of Friends® program in Bowral, New South Wales. Clients from Bowral and surrounding areas will now be able to benefit from these engaging and effective social and emotional programs.
The Best of Friends® is multi-award winning Social and Emotional Learning program developed by The Quirky Kid Clinic and is now used by schools and agencies around Australia and America.
About Hopscotch Partners
Hopscotch Partners is a privately owned practice established in 2012 situated in the heart of Bowral. Hopscotch Partners provide valuable experience working with children, adolescents and young people.
Amanda Jones is the accredited Mental Health Social worker behind Hopscotch Partners. With over 20 years of experience, Amanda ensures her work is evidence-based and trauma-informed. Amanda is trained and experienced in supporting children and young people with a range of issues such as anxiety to relationship building and family issues.
With an ever-expanding range of resources and programs, Amanda is excited to include The Best of Friends® in her unique variety of programs for children and young people at her clinic
How The Best of Friends® program will be implemented at Hopscotch Partners?
Hopscotch Partners will commence the first delivery of The Best of Friends® 10-week program in Term 1 2021 and will be closely supported by our team of facilitators. Each participant received a copy of the exclusive workbook developed by Quirky Kid, while facilitators and parents have access to an extensive range of information, manuals and regular supervision as required.
To ensure adequate evaluation, each individual child and group complete pre-and post- psychometric testing of their social and emotional skills to measure the outcome of the intervention. Evaluation and monitoring is an important component of The Best of Friends® program.
We look forward to continuing our work with Hopscotch Partners and their families.
Interested in offering The Best of Friends® program at your clinic?
Our Social and Emotional programs are a cost-effective and evidence-based intervention which improves children’s social and emotional wellbeing. The program has a comprehensive implementation, evaluation and monitoring plan, and we are keen to identify partners equally committed to Social and Emotional Learning.
We continue to work incredibly hard to produce innovative programs and resources that are tried, tested and loved in classrooms, clinics and lounge rooms around the globe.