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Professional education program

Our training events are run by local agencies and are aimed at providing early childhood educators and professionals with new skills. Check out our upcoming events below.

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An overview of child, youth and family services with DPV Health

This session is an overview of the services available at DPV Health to support children, youth and their families. This session will talk about referral pathways, eligibility criteria and reasons to refer to DPV Health paediatric allied health services.

When: Monday 1 February 2021, 10am-11am

Where: Online Webinar

Cost: Free  

Recommended for: Early years educators

For more information: Contact Council’s Family Services Education Officer on 9404 8865 or email familytraining@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Working respectfully with Aboriginal children, young people, families and workers in the child and family sector

Presented By: Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Association

Our Cultural Awareness Training sessions provide participants with introductory knowledge of Aboriginal culture in Victoria, as well as culturally respectful ways of working with, and walking alongside, Aboriginal people, families and communities.

This session will focus on the frequently asked questions on Aboriginal culture overview and Aboriginal family roles and responsibility.

When: Tuesday 9 February 2021, 6.30pm-8pm

Where: Online webinar

Cost: $20

Recommended for: Early years educators

For more information: Contact Council’s Family Services Education Officer on 9404 8865 or email familytraining@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Managing anxiety

Presented By: ParentZone

Are you a professional working with parents and children in these current times? Are you struggling with how to support their anxieties as well as manage your own?

Join us in this session to explore how we can build resilience to better manage anxieties for ourselves, children and parents. 

When: Thursday 18 February 2021, 6pm-7.30pm

Where: Online Webinar

Cost: Free

Recommended for: early years educators

For more information: Contact Council’s Family Services Education Officer on 9404 8865 or email familytraining@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Building sustained relationships with children and families that matter: connection, bonds and nourishing

Presented by: Anthony Semann

It is easy to profess a commitment to relationships and their importance. This is a cornerstone of quality practices. However, 2020 has caused much disruption to seamless relationships and has also placed a strain on these. So, what would building a song connection and bond with families and children look like? These relationships take time and require strategy and focus.

In this webinar, we will explore concepts of reciprocity, nourishment and deep connection. We will traverse ideas and suggestions that can be implemented as we enter another year of educational practice.

We acknowledge that funding was received by the Foundation of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies.

When: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Where: Online webinar

Cost: Free  

Recommended for: Early years educators

For more information: Contact Council’s Family Services Education Officer on 9404 8865 or email familytraining@whittlesea.vic.gov.au