The Boys in Schools Program team
Victoria Clay (M (Ed) Psych, BA, Dip Ed) is a qualified teacher and registered psychologist with over 20 years experience in education. She is currently undertaking research into the impact of 'boy-friendly' classroom practices on self-concept and classroom environment.
She is the co-author, with Deborah Hartman, of the Boys and Families: Literacy Strengths Resources and co-authored the Resilience Identification Resources.
Victoria can be reached on 02 4921 7737, or by email at Victoria.Clay@newcastle.edu.au.
Craig 'Bourkie' Hammond grew up in Moree, New South Wales. Growing up among the Aboriginal community gave him a sense of belonging and allowed him to develop skills in doing things the 'blackfella' way.
Craig worked for many years as a youth worker at the Awabakal Co-operative in Newcastle. In this role he developed programs suited to the youth of today to deal with issues such as suicide awareness, recreation, culture camps, drugs and alcohol.
Craig has worked as part of the Engaging Fathers and Boys in Schools programs at the Family Action Centre for almost ten years.
Craig can be reached on 02 4921 6821, or by email at Craig.Hammond@newcastle.edu.au.