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Supporting Respectful Relationships in the Early Years

Event details

An interactive introductory two hour workshop for Early Years Educators to examine the attitudes and stereotypes that contribute to gender inequality, and the important role they have in supporting Respectful Relationships and positive outcomes for children.
Thursday, 17 August 2023
Janefield Drive Community Centre, 2 Manchester Crescent, Bundoora
Education and Engagement Facilitator
9404 8865
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Quality Area 5: Relationships with children 

  • Welcome, Acknowledgement of Country, outline
  • What brings you here? -activity
  • What is a "Respectful" Relationship? 
  • Change the Story - drivers of family violence/violence against women in the Australian context
  • Sex versus Gender discussion
  • Kitten vs Dinosaur T-Shirt activity
  • Exploring common gender stereotypes we see and hear- in the media, at home, in our services- groups activity
  • Challenging stereotypes and changing expectations: Run Like a Girl, The Man Box, The Mask You Live In.
  • What to do about it: Exploring current resources (CGEEY, books and booklists, posters, auditing tools, policy guide) 
  • Summing up and setting a goal Delivered in partnership with City of Darebin

Recommended for: Early Years Educators

Facilitator: Rachel Bye, Early Years Resource Officer, City of Darebin

Supporting Respectful Relationships in the Early Years

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