WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
Evaluations of DRUMBEAT from around Australia
Drumbeat develops persistence, patience and commitment. Evaluations of the program have shown that young people are more willing and able to engage in mainstream group activities upon completing the program: they have improved emotional regulation, feel more confident, less anxious and have a greater sense of belonging. These changes have been maintained for participants 12 months after completing the program.
For examples of the evidence base, download PDFs of reports on DRUMBEAT from
- The University of Western Australia (649 KB PDF)
- Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital's Psychiatric Unit (455 KB PDF)
- Music therapy intervention with youth in the WA wheatbelt (51 KB PDF)
- Intensive English Centres in WA (4 MB PDF)
- Australian Journal of Indigenous Education - Vol 39.pdf (1.1 MB PDF)
- Report into DRUMBEAT at Alice Springs Correctional facility (3.5mb PDF)
- Article for Australian Youth Studies Journal 2010 (5.5mb PDF)
- DRUMBEAT The How! and The Why? (238 KB PDF)
- Children Australia Article 2012 (343 KB PDF)
For further details on the DRUMBEAT program please visit Holyoake, WA website. Holyoake, WA are the founders of the DRUMBEAT program and list all workshops that are available in Australia and New Zealand.