Relationships Australia SA acknowledges the women, men, families and communities who contribute to our knowledge and skill by actively participating in our programs and services, helping to guide our development and philosophy.
We particularly acknowledge and thank the young people and community who supported the development of the Rize Above program during the community consultations and ongoing design and review stages.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first peoples of this land and as the keepers of the oldest continuous living cultures known. Their resilience and determination to maintain their culture has been a source of great inspiration. We strive to privilege these voices, and the generously shared knowledge as part of this program.
Relationships Australia South Australia values the collaboration on this program with our partner organisation the City of Salisbury and the support and guidance from the Northern Violence Against Women and Homelessness Collaboration.
Our collaborative relationship with Monkeystack has been instrumental in the development and creation of the graphics and gamified experiences for the website and Respectful Relationships Education Program (RREP). Monkeystack’s support in bringing the vision of the community to life and working alongside us throughout the development phases has supported the site and program to reflect the voices of community. Thank you to Monkeystack for the creation of the site graphics and gamified experiences in the RREP. Visit monkeystack.com.au to see more of their amazing work. Monkeystack are ‘good people who like to work with good people to produce good things’.
With the support of community and young people Rize Above was designed, written and created by Relationships Australia South Australia’s Children’s Services Team:
Melissa Ruthen | Team Leader Children’s Services North & Kale Ledwidge | Community Engagement / Lead Therapeutic Group Worker
In-school and peer-mentor program was refined and delivered by
Gabby Owens | Community Engagement / Lead Therapeutic Group Worker with support of Children’s Services group facilitators
Rize Above is funded by the Australian Government Department for Social Services.