Module Five - Get GRIT Journal
Overview and Purpose
The aim of Module Five is to provide facilitators with information about the Get GRIT Journal and its role in the program.
Understand the role of the Get GRIT Journal in successfully implementing of the program.
Get GRIT’s Self-guided Journal
The Get GRIT program is about working together in small groups and the lessons involve fun, interactive activities, including stories, games, short video clips, role-plays and group discussions. There is limited worksheet and ‘chalk and talk’ involved in the program.
Success of early intervention programs require parent support to reinforce the newly learned skills and to provide opportunities to practise these skills. The journal promotes practising these skills as a whole family.
Each child who participates in the program will receive Get GRIT’s self-guided journal. The journal plays a very important role in the program. The Get GRIT Journal will provide parents with the tools to better connect with their child and teach life-long skills which will serve them in every area of their life. Children are encouraged to meet each week with a journal mate (parent or member of their family) who they can share their journaling experience with. The role of the journal mate is to listen, to share experiences, and to guide the child through each lesson.
The journal provides reflection and rehearsal of skills outside of the group sessions. The skills taught in the program are life-long skills and who better to empower to teach these skills then the child’s parent or care-giver. The journal follows the lesson plans closely and parents are encouraged to complete the journal with their child. Parents may decide to complete the journal each week or begin the journal after the child has participated in the program. Get GRIT values parents as the child’s first teachers. The journal encourages families to support their child’s social and emotional development by providing opportunities to learn and practise these skills together to prepare their child with the inner resources for life’s challenges.