How to Extend The Benefits of the Community Drum Circle to Specific Population Groups: A Brief  Compendium

My contribution addresses " People with Physical and Intellectual Disabilities". Special thanks to Simon Faulkner for inviting me to participate in this project.

“This compendium provides essential information to people entering the work-place with the intention of using the community drum-circle format to support specific population groups. Experienced professionals provide their insights into applying the benefits of this musical process to the needs of different groups, including youth, mental health, drug & alcohol, aged care, refugees, veterans, prisoners, corporate executives and many more. Sections of this resource include advice on 'Setting up for Success', 'Avoiding Common Mistakes', and 'Practical Examples of Interventions Relevant to the Population Group Discussed'. Other sections examine 'Pricing Your Work', 'Evaluating Your Work', 'Managing Challenging Behaviours' & 'Duty of Care' ...”                                 - Simon Faulkner (Editor) 

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1. Introduction

2. Duty of Care

3. Evaluating Your Programs 

4. Pricing Your Work

5. Managing Challenging Behaviors

6. Early Childhood

7. Youth

8. Young People with Autism

9. People Recovering from Trauma

10. People Dealing with Mental Health Challenges

11. People Managing the Impacts of Drug or Alcohol Addiction.

12. Refugees

13. Neuro-Diverse Communities

14. People with Physical and Intellectual Disabilities

15. Working with Seniors in Aged Care

16. Working in Memory Centers with Alzheimer's and Dementia

17. People Managing Grief and Loss

18. People Living with Cancer and Their Families

19. Prisoners

20. Veterans

21. People Impacted by Natural Disasters

22. Aboriginal, 1st Nations and Other Groups

23. Spirituality and Wellness

24. Corporate Organinisations

25. Evaluation Templates

26. Recommended Readings