Student Support Officers, Mental Health Practitioners and Counsellors Why Try? Level 1

Dream Catchers Academy (DCA), the Australian Advocate of the Why Try? program, will offer the step-by-step

  • Why Try Facilitators Certification Introductory Level, Online training at $ 450 AUD or $ 307 USD per adult.
  • You may choose to attend the same introductory Level 1 Online training with USA-based at $ 735 AUD or $ 499 USD

Our Why Try? Level 1 training is energizing. It will remind you why you pursued a career in education. The level 1 training will give you a general overview of the program and an introduction to some of the skills that a facilitator will need to begin using the curriculum.

This training also includes discussion of implementation that covers several possible models for rolling out the program. We’ll help you start where you are, and begin using the program immediately as a toolkit.

From there, you can build a plan for expanded implementation when you sign up with at USD $ 99 for a whole year’s access to the multi-media, user-friendly suite of Why Try? Tool-kits and Resources, after attending Level 1.

Your school or organisation may choose to Host an in-person Staff Development training event. Please contact: Face-to face training or in-person events will also be offered during school holidays for parents to attend with their teenager(s).

Access Why Try? Multi-media Curriculum for One Year $ 99 USD*

  • Elementary & Secondary teachers manuals
  • Pre-built virtual and in-person SEL lesson plans
  • 10 Elementary & Secondary visual metaphors
  • Over 160 learning activities
  • Over 200 student journal prompts
  • WhyTry music & music video downloads
  • Customizable presentations for the lesson


*CEU’s provided through NASW-CA, CA State Board of Behavioral Sciences Approved Provider PCE 44. Course meets the qualifications for 7 hours of continuing credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
*Curriculum can be renewed for $99 USD annually per person.

Parents who Facilitate the Why Try Journey at home, will attend the Online Why Try workshop with or without their teenagers.