week one Here is an outline of what will happen during the first session of group: children and young peoplemothers Welcome: Welcome to everyone. We start by getting creative! Make and decorate your name badge. Find out about who else is there, for example: what they like or their favourite animal. Group Guidelines/ Rules Find ways to work together to make everyone feel safe. Find out what confidentiality means and discover our treasure chest. Decide where our stories go. Group Discussion Chat with everyone about why we have come to this group? Snack Eat some tasty food together. Free Time Have some fun during free time! Choose one of the activities to enjoy. Check-out Let us know what you think about your time at group Departure Say goodbye and get a taxi back to school Welcome & housekeeping Welcome to the group. Make and decorate name badges and have a tea or coffee. Check-in activity Make some paper people with the facilitators. Rights & responsibilities for our group Discuss how we want to work together, explore what confidentiality means. Getting to know you Get to know each other a little bit more. “Why are we here?” Discuss some of the reasons you have chosen to participate in the Mothers’ group. Children’s group review Find out what your child will be doing in group. Closure Saying goodbye and getting transport home.