MY HAND OF TRUST

© Lisa Brockwell, 2017

(acceptance, freedom, respect, trust, self worth)

 

My hand of trust my hand of trust,(clap, clap)

My hand of trust!

One, two, three, four, five

My hand of trust is by my side

It’s always with me wherever I go

My fingers give the names of the people I know

Who will help me when I’m feelin’ down or low

 

Say its my dad, or say it’s my mum

Or say it’s police or say it’s my aunt

My teachers, my friends, yes they’re all here

My hand of trust reminds me they’re near

I can count on them to wipe away my tears

I know they’ll protect me, help me with my fears

 

Chorus:

I’m dialing you ( brr, brr, brr, brr)

I’m tryin’ to get through (brr, brr, brr, brr)

And if you’re not there (brr, brr, brr, brr)

Or your thoughts are elsewhere… or your thoughts are elsewhere

I’ll try again, I’ll try again

Or choose another friend… or choose another friend

To see me through,

Whoa! Whoa!

And comfort me too

 

 

When I listen to my body and things don’t feel right

I really need to share what I’m feelin’ inside

Or I need protection, turn wrong to right

My fingers act like a ray of light

Connecting me to you and ending my fight

By finding my help and healing inside

I can make things better….All right!

 

My body’s my own it belongs to me,

It’s my responsibility

I am who I am, who I need to be

And greatly loved, for just being me

My hand of trust is remindin’ me

To share what I feel, hear and see

 

Chorus:

I’m diallin’ you ( brr, brr, brr, brr)

I’m tryin’ to get through (brr, brr, brr, brr)

And if you’re not there (brr, brr, brr, brr)

Or your thoughts are elsewhere….or your thoughts are elsewhere

I’ll try again, I’ll try again

Or choose another friend… or choose another friend

To see me through,

Whoa! Whoa!

And comfort me too

 

My hand of trust my hand of trust,(clap, clap) xxxxxxx

my hand of trust!

One, two, three, four, five

My hand of trust is by my side

It’s always with me wherever I go

My fingers give names of the people I know

Who will help me when I’m feelin’ down and low

OUTCOMES  (from NSW SYLLABUS) This song may be used to support and promote the appropriate Outcomes, Skills, Values & Attitudes…

Knowledge and Understanding

SLES1.13 Demonstrates and emerging awareness of the concepts of safe and unsafe living

IRES1.11  Identifies how individuals care for each other

IRS2.11    Describes how a relationships with a range of people enhance wellbeing

SLS1.13   Recognises that their safety depends on the environment and the behaviour of themselves                      and others

SLS2.13   Discusses how safe practices promote personal wellbeing

SLS3.13   Describes safe practices that are appropriate to a range of situations and environments

Values and Attitudes

V1 refers to a sense of their own worth and dignity

V2 respects the right of others to hold different values and attitudes from their own

V3 enjoys a sense of belonging

V4 increasingly accepts responsibility for personal and community health

Skills

COES1.1   Expresses feelings, needs and wants in appropriate ways

COS1.1     Communicates appropriately in a variety of ways

COS2.1     Uses a variety of ways to communicate with and within groups

Cos3.1      Communicates confidently in a variety of situations

DMES1.2  Identifies some options available when making simple decisions

DMS1.2    Recalls past experiences in making decisions

DMS2.2    Makes decisions as an individual and as a group member

DMS3.2    Makes informed decisions and accepts responsibility for consequences

PSES1.5   Seeks help as needed when faced with simple problems

PSS1.5     Draws on past experience to solve familiar problems

PSS2.5     Uses a range of problem-solving strategies

PSS3.5     Suggests, considers and selects appropriate alternatives when resolving problem

MY HAND OF TRUST INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS OVERVIEW (from NSW SYLLABUS)

Relationships

Early Stage 1

  • recognising individual needs
  • expression of feelings
  • permission and choices
  • trust
  • positive relationships
  • people you go to for help
  • rules in relationships (leads to further discussion)
  • positive self talk
  • expressing concerns
  • seeking help

Communication

  • expressing needs, wants and feelings
  • verbal and nonverbal
  • giving and receiving messages
  • active listening skills
  • persistence
  • seeking help
  • recalling information

Families

  • family roles (leads to further discussion)
  • rights and responsibilities (leads to further discussion)

Groups

  • working with others (leads to further discussion)

STAGE 1

Relationships

  • recognising individual needs
  • caring
  • permission and choices
  • positive relationships
  • rules in relationships (leads to further discussion)
  • people to go to for help

Communication

  • expressing needs, wants and feelings
  • verbal and nonverbal
  • assertiveness
  • giving and receiving messages
  • active listening skills
  • self control 
  • positive self-talk
  • expressing concerns
  • seeking help

Stage 2

Relationships

  • recognising individual needs
  • caring 
  • trust
  • positive relationships (leads to further discussion)
  • types of abuse (leads to further discussion)
  • effects of abuse (leads to further discussion)
  • support networks

Communication

  • active listening skills
  • appropriate expression of feelings
  • communicating feelings and needs
  • assertiveness
  • managing conflict situations
  • expressing a complaint or problem

Families

  • parenting
  • roles, rights and responsibilities

Peers

  • rights and responsibilities

Groups

  • roles, rights and responsibilities

Stage 3

Relationships

  • personal rights
  • rights and responsibilities
  • sources of power
  • harassment
  • types of abuse
  • effects of abuse
  • solving problems
  • relating to people

Communication

  • appropriate expression of feelings
  • assertiveness
  • ‘I’ messages
  • listening skills
  • conflict resolution/negotiation (leads to further discussion)
  • recognising and articulating feelings
  • presenting a viewpoint

Families

  • parental responsibilities and rights (leads to further discussion)
  • mutual dependence, rights and responsibilities (leads to further discussion)

Peers

  • rights and responsibilities (leads to further discussion)

Groups

  • roles and responsibilities (leads to further discussion)

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW (from NSW SYLLABUS)

Early Stage 1

Personal Identity

  • similarities and differences 

          – experiences

Values

  • likes/dislikes
  • caring relationships

Stage 1

Personal Identity

  • experiences
  • feelings
  • needs
  • range of emotions (leads too further discussion on this topic)

Values

  • individual/group
  • personal rights and responsibilities
  • caring relationships

Stage 2

Personal Identity

  • confronting problems
  • feelings about self

Values

  • rights and responsibilities

          – self

Stage 3

Personal Identity

  • developing and maintaining a positive self-concpt
  • feelings

         – about self and others

Values

  • developing a code of behaviour
  • challenging discrimination