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Backtrack Boys educational resources will enrich viewing by students and they include case studies and activities that cultivate empathy and personal growth in students.

Our Curriculum mapped Study Guide for years 9–12 can be downloaded via The Education Shop

We are also excited to announce that a Backtrack Boys learning resource will also be featured on SBS Learn.

You can purchase a steaming licence or DVD here and Kanopy and Beama are alternative ways your school or workplace can get the film.

There are also many ways to use the film for tertiary students and professional development – you may be interested in our recorded webinars with Bernie and Zac which give a deeper understanding.

Thank you to Collier Charitable Foundation, James Kirby Foundation and Jack Brockhoff Foundation for their support of the Backtrack Boys education program.

Create an Education Screening for your school and workplace

Backtrack Boys study guide and resources are relevant to both students, teachers and anyone that works with young people.

Get in touch for help: info@backtrackboys.com

*All films need a licence to be screened publicly.

Higher Education & TAFEs

The study guide can help students to broaden understanding about working with young people at risk and can be useful in courses such as Youth and Social Work Studies, Community Studies and Counselling.

“The positive and child-centred approach of the BackTrack team was inspiring. It gave me lots of ideas about how workers in child safety can communicate with children and families to get positive results”.

Professional Learning

NSW Communities and Justice Conference Session

FACS (now called NSW COMMUNITIES & JUSTICE) held a conference session using Backtrack Boys at their 2019 Practice Conference with Bernie Shakeshaft and young people from the program.   Watch now

Youth Futures Summit 2020

This webinar with Zac and Marcus from BackTrack was part of a week-long virtual Youth Futures Summit held from the 24-28 August 2020, and presented by the National Youth Commission Australia.   Watch Webinar

The Reintegration Puzzle

Join Backtrack founder Bernie Shakeshaft, Program mentor Zac and Lana from Down The Track in this informative webinar about creating place based responses to local issues.   Watch Webinar

Professional Learning Support

Backtrack Boys is a useful resource for educators and those who work with young people. They can gain insight into how to broaden their practice and learn specific techniques and strategies that can be immediately applied in their work.

The study guide and tools have been written with professional learning in mind. You can order the film for your workplace and download the guide from The Education Shop.


Backtrack Boys film can support professional learning for educators through offering:

  • Case studies
  • Alternative explanations of educational disengagement, antisocial behaviours or juvenile crime
  • Tools to view and respond to barriers of engagement through a more holistic lens
  • Ways to help young people conceptualise more positive, strengths-based narratives about themselves
  • New techniques and strategies to engage and build trust with young people
  • A roadmap to inform innovative program/ model design for at-risk young people.

You may be interested in our recorded webinars with Bernie and Zac which give a deeper understanding.