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Join us at our annual conference where Emerging Minds will be engaging with educators to explore key elements of children’s wellbeing and mental health. You will have the opportunity to hear about the impact of trauma and the specific needs of children who may have experienced trauma. With support, children can and do recover from the impact of trauma. Come and learn how you can best support children in your Education and Care settings.
Emerging Minds will give an overview and context to the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health and Early Childhood Australia will give an overview of the National Education Initiative. This keynote will explore the impact of parental vulnerabilities on the social and emotional wellbeing of children, covering intergenerational issues, considering the parent-child relationship within the context of the ‘whole child’ (ecology, environment, networks), and reflecting on strengths and vulnerabilities surrounding the child and how these two initiatives can support workforce development to build the capacity of the sector to support the social and emotional development and mental health of infants and young children.
Breakout workshops will provide opportunities to engage in conversations and reflection to explore approaches that help to provide support to children and families.
- Sensitive and effective ways to support infants and young children impacted by trauma:
This workshop will help you to understand how children may be feeling, and what is going on for them so you can respond in a way that supports their social and emotional wellbeing. This workshop will be co presented by Emerging Minds and Early Childhood Australia and will use a video case study and offer practical tools to support your work.
- Engaging with Parents:
Understanding the ecology of the child and the family in developing sensitive and effective ways to engage with and partner with parents to support the social and emotional wellbeing of a child. If you are worried about a child that might be impacted by trauma then the family as a whole may also be impacted, this workshop looks at how educators can ensure they hold the whole family and the whole child in consideration when providing education and care programs to avoid blame and shame. This workshop will be co presented by Emerging Minds and Early Childhood Australia and will a use video case study and offer practical tools to support your work.