The children roaming the streets at night and day would …

Comment on Alice may follow Wadeye’s lead on street kids by Marina.

The children roaming the streets at night and day would benefit from a drop-in centre which could have trampolines (like Bounce on the east coast).
The kids are wired on Adrenalin and cortisol and in that state need calming.
It is only once the traumatized child is calm that they can learn.
Trampolines assist in the rewiring the brain.
There really needs to be a therapeutic response to these kids. The Alice Springs youth Centre is a good place to start. Was $5m recently invested in this centre?

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Thank you for a very enlightening article. Tenacity and empathy in your work too. Good on you and your colleagues. In Melbourne there is a thing called BOUNCE – an aircraft hanger style shed jam packed with all variations of trampolines and foam pits. It’s proven that trampolines aid in rewiring a traumatized brain – it’s got something to do with repetition and physical activity – how good would that be in Alice Springs? All the best to you.


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