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The 5 Acre Project

The 5 Acre Project is Trek’s adolescent program- running across two days every week over a school term.
5 Acres has a carefully developed framework designed to address the impacts of developmental trauma, ill mental health and the myriad of barriers that young people can face causing disengagement from education, loss of healthy connections, wellbeing and belonging. 5 Acres is designed to build a sense of felt safety for young people in order to support the development and strengthening of personal capabilities and capacities,  transferable skills and knowledge through the hands-on programming ensuring equity and access can be achieved.

In addition to our therapeutic, recovery frameworks, each young person is individually case-managed to ensure valuable interventions, referrals or supports are put in place to support successful outcomes in education, training, employment, health and wellbeing and community connection.

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Life Links

Life Links is a specialised program for children 8-13 who are impacted by a range of personal barriers including developmental trauma, poor mental health and adverse behaviour presentations that have led them to experience poor social connections, disengagement in education and personal adversity.

Life Links works through therapeutic, trauma-informed frameworks to support healthy and positive social connection, build individual personal capacities, improve the physical and mental health impacts of disability and childhood trauma, strengthen nervous systems and regulatory capacities and build the story of success and belonging for all children.

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After school programs

Trek Learning Centre offers a range of after school programs- get in touch to find out what is on offer this term.

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Trek learning Centre conducts outreach programs for young people who are currently not linked with education or employment, who are at-risk and face a range of barriers or personal complexities such as substance abuse, homelessness, youth justice involvement, poor mental health.


Trek Learning Centre partners with the NDIS to support vulnerable children and young people in specialised programs, behavioural support specialisation and assessment.

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Professional training and development

Trek Learning Centre offers on-site Professional Development each semester in an immersive two day program of therapeutic approaches and interventions. This PD is available to anyone working with vulnerable children or adolescents who have complex barriers and who would like to personally experience a wide range of therapeutic trauma responses and understand how they support healing and neurobiological change.

Pathways to Healthy Adulthood

Male adolescence is a formative period of change and development- an exciting moment that can be full of potential but can also be a period of great vulnerability.

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Therapeutic Life Story Work

Therapeutic Life Story Work (TLSW) developed by Dr Richard Rose is an evidence based 6-9 month intervention for children and young people who have experienced the trauma of childhood abuse, neglect, loss and harm, where the pain and ghosts of the past impact the present, often leaving children with disjointed and shameful understandings of how and why things have happened to them.

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