Required practicum hours
Minimum 24 hours delivering the Peaceful Kids program. In this module students engage in professional practice of facilitating or co-facilitating a minimum of three, 8 week Peaceful Kids intervention programs with a small group of children which equates to a minimum of 24 face to face teaching hours. An additional 48 hours is allocated to preparation and reflections for each lesson or group session. Alternatively students can facilitate Mindfulness lessons and meditations in a group environment such as a classroom for the same number of hours. (Participants can also gain their practicum hours with Parents delivering the Peaceful Parents program).
Completion of Modules 1, 2 & 3 of the Certificate in Mindfulness and Wellbeing for Children
Students are to source and organise their own place for their practicum such as a school or private wellbeing centre to facilitate their groups or lessons. Below you will find resources to help you approach schools or organisations.
Alternatively you can hold the program in private venue. Families or schools are not to be charged and transparency is vital that you are a student completing your practicum placement.
Assessment requirements will be completion of all 4 modules, a record of your placement signed by a school or organisational leader, 4 zoom supervision sessions (or sitting in on Peaceful Kids program run by another facilitator) self-reflections and pre and post surveys filled out by your students. Once assessments are submitted you will receive your certificate.
Pre and Post Surveys
If you are completing the Peaceful Kids intervention program, Children can complete their pre and post surveys either online or on paper - both versions are included below.
If you are completing the Peaceful Classrooms as your placement, you will need to get a staff member to complete the supervision document.
Facilitators are required to have professional indemnity and public liability insurance to conduct their practicum. Once you have completed Modules 1,2 & 3, you can apply for student insurance. Please see a document below that gives you some ideas of where to find insurance.
Alternatively, you can apply for insurance through an insurance company with your own background and experience. It is up to individuals to have a conversation with their insurer to make sure they are aware of what work you are doing so you have the right cover. As everyone’s qualifications are different, it is up to the individual to source the correct cover that reflects the work you are planning to do and the qualifications that you have.
Students will also be allocated a Peaceful Kids Mentor, Karen Hall, to gain supervision, for 4 zoom or phone sessions to guide you along the way. These times will be organised between the mentor and the student.
Depending on your location, there is the opportunity to work more closely with a Mentor in co-facilitating the Peaceful Kids program and gain supervision in this way. Please check out the Peaceful Classrooms page to see if anyone is holding Peaceful Kids near you.