Measuring psycho-social skills development after implementing the Rock and Water program

by Katrina Langhorn

This study examined the development of psycho- social skills for a small group of junior boys after participating in the Rock and Water program. The psycho-social skills measured included the three foundations skills of Rock and Water: self-control, self reflection and self confidence.

Also investigated were self respect and general social skills. Several assessments were conducted one of which was the ASEBA (pre and post implementation). Multi cross informants were used. Results showed positive outcomes post intervention and suggestions for future study are explored.

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Measuring psycho-social skills development


Rock and Water in the United Kingdom (Coventry, West Midlands)

Gadaku Institute, located in the Netherlands, has set up a new partnership with Rock and Water Ltd.

Rock and Water Ltd is the contracted provider of Rock and Water training courses in the United Kingdom. 

This year the 3-day Rock and Water training course will be held in Conventry, West Midlands. The 3-day Training Course is the most comprehensive Rock and Water experience. The training provides each participant with an intensive overview, the philosophy and theory, and learning many games, exercises and best practice strategies in order to deliver the Rock and Water programma.

The course will be presented by Freerk Ykema, programme author and founder of Gadaku Institute, from the 18th, 19th and 20th of March 2020. For registration or more information about the course: CLICK

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