Professional Development

Noticing Change in Children for TEI Workers

Around one in four of today’s children will experience parental divorce/permanent separation before the age of 18 and one in twenty will experience the death of a parent. Each of these experiences can result in emotional and economic hardship for the family and a reduction in resources available to the child during their development. On average, those who experienced parental divorce or separation and those who experienced the death of a parent as a child had lower levels of school completion, employment participation and lower personal income as an adult than those who did not.

Course objectives:

This eLearning course aims to strengthen the knowledge and skills in noticing and identifying changes in children/families experiencing challenging life circumstances at an early stage. It includes strategies and tools that can be used to guide workers (in TEI Services) working with children and families when taking those first steps towards greater collaboration and integration across the services sector.

This interactive one-and-a-half-hour course, will:

  • increase knowledge of family centred practice and skills you need to be able to identify vulnerable children/families;
  • increase awareness of contexts of vulnerability and factors that contribute to child & family vulnerability;
  • increase understanding of factors that enhance resilience in children &families, and
  • provide strategies & skills that contribute to ethical collaboration between workers and families.

Target Audience 

This eLearning course is for Community sector professionals including managers, team leaders, individual and peers support workers, caseworkers, counsellors, social workers, community development workers and other practitioners who directly support vulnerable children, individuals, families, and communities.

eLearning Course

Date

Sunday 20 June 2021 - Thursday 30 June 2022
Ongoing...

Time

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Location

On-demand Learning

Cost

  • Member: $29.95 + GST
  • Non-Member: $29.95 + GST
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