|Focus area||Child development and parenting|
|Who is it for?||Professionals working with children and caregivers|
|Key Outcomes||Parent-friendly ways to enquire about child development; equip parents to address delays|
When working with families and children in adverse situations, you may meet children under five years old who are potentially missing developmental milestones. Learn how to let parents or caregivers know what they can do to support their child, in a timely and respectful way, when you notice developmental delays.
This introductory course provides front line workers with knowledge, skills and resources to recognise and respond to child development concerns for families in homelessness services. Co-facilitated by a Together4Kids senior therapeutic worker and Occupational Therapist from The Benevolent Society, this training is for workers who are supporting families in emergency and supported accommodation.
In this interactive half day session you will:
- increase your knowledge of childhood developmental milestones
- learn how to use simple observational checklists
- gain skills to talk to parents about how they can support their child by recommending and providing appropriate play activities and other resources
- provide appropriate referral for children to receive professional assessment and support.
|Time||9.30am - 1pm|
|Cost||$175 (Free for workers in the FDV/Homelessness Alliance)|