Backtrack Boys can be screened in schools (years 9-12), TAFEs and Uni’s, alternative education schools, juvenile justice centres, youth groups and community and workplace settings.

The film is relevant to both students and teachers and can aid professional learning to broaden understanding and practice of working with young people at risk of social exclusion.

Curriculum-mapped educational resources and classroom clips are available for secondary schools via ATOM.

Student worksheets for TAFEs, Juvenile Justice and Professional Learning resources are also available.

Register now to receive the study guide, workbook and clips

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

How to host a school screening:

*All films need a licence to be screened publicly.

Watch the film courtesy of your university or local library

Purchase a screening licence and the film

Free screening

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.

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.

If you work with young people and would like to host a workplace screening please get in touch.