Andrew Fuller, a clinical psychologist, has worked with many schools and communities around Australia, specialising in the wellbeing of young people and their families. He is a Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne.
Andrew has been a principal consultant to the national drug prevention strategy REDI and the ABC on children's television shows, is an ambassador for Mind Matters and is a member of the National Coalition Against Bullying and a valued Learning to Learn project colleague.
The concept of resilience offers a coherent framework for the creation of schools that are sensitive to the developmental needs of young people and their teachers. As Andrew describes, resilience is ‘the happy knack of being able to bungy jump through the pitfalls of life - to rise above adversity and obstacles’.
He is the author of ‘Tricky Kids, Guerilla Tactics for Teachers’, ‘Help your Child Succeed at School’, ‘Raising Real People’ (ACER), ‘From Surviving to Thriving’ (ACER), ‘Work Smarter not Harder’ and ‘Beating Bullies’.
Andrew has also co-authored a series of programs for the promotion of resilience and emotional intelligence used in over 3500 schools in Britain and Australia called The Heart Masters.
Andrew has established programs for the promotion of mental health in schools, substance abuse prevention, and the reduction of violence and bullying, suicide prevention programs and for assisting homeless young people. Andrew continues to counsel young people.
- A blueprint for the development of social competencies in schools (PDF 324KB)
- Don`t waste your breath - an introduction to the mysterious world of the adolescent brain (PDF 329KB)
- How to be happy (PDF 35KB)
- Into the mystery of the the adolescent mind, Byronchild (PDF 848KB)
- Ten hints for creating resilient families (PDF 224KB)
- Valuing boys, valuing girls (PDF 91KB)
Teaching for Effective Learning
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