Experience the power of Azelene, a captivating presenter who embodies the qualities of a registered social worker and counsellor. With a unique background that resonates with today’s youth, Azelene draws from her personal journey to deliver impactful school presentations. From the early challenges she faced, including being born with dyslexia due to a lack of oxygen, to surviving a harrowing terrorist bomb blast at the age of 15, Azelene’s resilience shines through in her school presentations. She navigated a violent teenage relationship that nearly cost her, her life and bravely confronted the aftermath of the emotional, physical, and sexual abuse she endured. Azelene’s personal struggles led her down a path of self-destructive habits, and she used self-harm, drinking, and smoking as coping mechanisms. Unfortunately, this led to her present-day battle with emphysema.
However, Azelene’s triumphant story of overcoming these obstacles serves as a beacon of hope for those facing similar challenges. In her powerful school presentations, Azelene seamlessly combines her personal experiences with expert knowledge to provide a truly engaging and educational experience. Whether addressing mental health, building resilience, or promoting healthy relationships, Azelene’s school presentations can be tailored to meet your school presentations or organisation’s specific needs. Despite the complexity of these topics, Azelene presents them in a simple yet in-depth manner that resonates with her audience. Her passion for the subject is palpable, and she delivers her school presentations with an energy that fills the room. At the conclusion of her school presentations, Azelene opens up a question-and-answer session, allowing the audience to ask any questions they may have. This interactive approach helps to further the audience’s understanding of intimate partner violence and encourages them to engage with the topic in a meaningful way. Don’t miss the opportunity to empower your audience with Azelene’s inspiring story and transformative insights. Book her today and witness the positive impact she can make on today’s youth through her lived experience school presentations.
Respectful Relationships – Years 6 to 8
“Building healthy respectful relationships THROUGH the art of mutual respect”
Respectful relationships are a crucial part of adolescent development and individual growth. Through friendships, teens can empathise with others, experience feelings of independence and dependence within a relationship, trust others, and communicate more easily in times of conflict. Major elements of healthy teenage relationships emphasised in the school presentation are respect, trust, mutual intimacy, caring and empathy, communication, and self-awareness/self-worth.
- Learn to define aspects of healthy relationships.
- Learn skills that promote healthy relationships.
- Develop enhanced self-awareness and self-worth.
- Respect and trust: Having confidence in someone else’s honesty and intentions and valuing this person.
- Mutual intimacy: Sharing so that each person feels both close to the other and good about oneself.
- Empathy vs. sympathy: Building connections and being able to relate to how someone might be feeling.
- Values and beliefs: Values refer to principles or standards of behaviour. Beliefs refer to conviction or acceptance that something exists or is true, especially without proof.
- Communication: Being able to express feelings or thoughts to another person and being able to talk about misunderstandings, differences, and arguments.
- Self-awareness and self-worth: Getting to know oneself, how one feels about things, and feeling good about oneself.
- How my relationships affect my life: Quality relationships can help us to live longer and happier lives with fewer mental health problem.
Abuse is Not Love – Year 9 to 12
Beyond the Shadows of Abuse Unravelling the Illusion of Love
Dating and relationship violence is a major problem for many teenagers today. The consequences of relationship violence for teenagers are serious and include sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, emotional problems, and even death. Dating violence includes physical, emotional/mental, verbal, and sexual abuse. This school presentation can be used to introduce adolescents to the concepts of dating violence, to help them recognize the signs of abusive relationships, and to learn how to get help for themselves and their peers.
- Become familiar with the concepts of dating violence.
- Learn how to recognize abusive relationships.
- Understand the various contexts in which teen dating violence can occur.
- Discover how to obtain help for themselves and peers.
- Statistics: Learning more about the current FDV statistics in Australia.
- Understanding abuse: Breaking down all forms of abuse and looking at indicators of each.
- Warning signs of an abusive person: Being able to identify an abusive person is part of the early education.
- Social and cultural norms: How does society influence our behaviour, attitudes and thinking?
- The cycle of abuse: Identifying warning signs.
- Why do people stay in an abusive relationship: Every situation is different. Identifying why people stay is important for making change.
- Understanding boundaries: Understanding your own boundaries is important for establishing boundaries for others.
- Healthy boundaries: How do we set up healthy boundaries and say NO respectfully?
- Dealing with break-ups: If you’ve decided to end a relationship, it is a good idea to be prepared for your partner’s reaction as well as your own feelings.
- Safety plan: If your partner has been violent in the past, chances are very good it will happen again—even if your partner promised it wouldn’t. For your own safety, it is important to have control over how you prepare for their response to the breakup.
Coercion is NOT Consent – Years 9 to 12
Beyond Coercion Empowering a Culture of True Consent
Studies show that one in three Australian women (34.2%) have experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by a man since the age of 15. There are substantial disputes as to what sorts of behaviour constitute coercion and thereby undermine consent. Teaching kids about consent can help reduce sexual coercion, harassment, and even assault. By teaching kids about consent, we help them learn how to express what they want and don’t want. Understanding and vocalizing consent gives them tools to express their limits.
- Learn strategies for seeking, giving, or denying consent.
- Rehearse how to communicate their intentions effectively and respectfully to others.
- What is grooming: Teaching people to recognize the key concepts of grooming in relationships and for children.
- What is coercion: Teaching people to recognize the practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.
- What is consent: Communication, honesty, and respect are key when it comes to sex and sexual relationships.
- Consent and the law: Understanding the law around consent is important.
- Case study: It is all around us.
- Signs of coercive control: Identifying warning signs.
- 3 kinds of love: According to one theory, there are three different kinds of love. It is important to identify whether you have experienced these kinds of love. If not, what would you do if you are in one of these love relationships: romantic love, nurturing love, addictive love?
- Power and control wheel: Understanding the Power and Control Wheel.
- Your relationship bill of rights: It is important to know your rights in your relationship and to identify what rights you want. Also recognise and respect that all other people are entitled to the same rights as you.
- Should I stay or should I go: The decision to end a difficult relationship, or to stay and keep trying to make it better, is always a hard one. The purpose here is to help you figure out what is the best move for you.
- Healthy boundaries: How do we set up healthy boundaries and say NO respectfully?
CONQUERING Academic Anxiety & Stress
strategies for dealing with Exams and Tests
Strategies for dealing with exam and test stress” Discover the secrets to conquering study stress and excel in tests and exams! Did you know that nearly half of all students experience intense stress when it comes to studying and exams? It’s a staggering statistic that cannot be ignored. This informative presentation has been designed to empower students with the tools they need to navigate stress effectively. Join us as we delve into the science of stress, unravelling its mysterious workings and shedding light on how it impacts our minds and bodies. By gaining a deeper understanding of stress, students will develop a heightened self-awareness that can be harnessed to their advantage. This presentation goes beyond theory. We’ll equip students with practical coping strategies that will enable them to maintain a sense of calm during high-pressure periods throughout the year. From effective time management techniques to mindfulness exercises, students will learn invaluable skills to help them excel in any challenging situation. Don’t let stress hinder your academic success. Attend this presentation and unlock the secrets to conquering study stress once and for all. Arm yourself with the knowledge and strategies to thrive under pressure. Book your spot now and embark on a journey toward a stress-free and successful academic life. Let’s empower ourselves and conquer stress together!
- Learn how the brain responds to stress.
- Develop increased self-awareness of their own signs of stress.
- Learn practical, research-based strategies to support calm during times of stress.
- Cognitive Distortions.
- Understand how stress impacts learning and performance.
- Understand the “window of tolerance” and what can push you outside of this exam time.
- Understand the signs of stress: what it looks, feels, and sounds like.
- Learn strategies to calm a stressed brain.
- Learn practical, research-based strategies to support calmness.
- Learn where to get support during exam time and beyond.
School presentations was delivered by Azelene in the following schools: (See extended school list on Vaping Presentation page.)
- Santa Maria College
- St Marks
- Aranmore Catholic College
- Helena College
- La Salle College
- Penrhos College
- Peter Moyes
- Swan Valley ACS
- John Septimus Roe
- John Wollaston ACS
- Henderson College
- Mandurah Catholic College
- Lavalla Catholic College
- Fitzroy High School
- Notre Dame College
- Berry Street School
- Eden College
- Traf High School
- Mandurah Catholic College
- Oxford Falls Grammar
- Birdwood High school
- Macksville High School
- Emmanuel Christian College
- Bishop Druitt College
- Mount Lilydale Mercy College
- Narara Valley High School
- Circular Head Christian School
- St Mary’s Coptic Orthodox
- Youth Futures Community School
- Austin cove Baptist College
- Yanchep Secondary College
- Killester College
- St Peters Lutheran College
- Bentleigh Secondary College
- Shearwater College
- Seton Catholic College
- Eltham College
- Craigmore High School
- Duncraig Senior High School
- Paralowie R12 School
- Keira High School
- Divine Mercy College
- Scots College
- Balcatta High School
- Mater Dei College
- Hennessy Catholic College
- Warragul Regional college
- John Curtin College