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Date: 15 & 22 July 2020
Time: 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Cost: $165 incl
Strong relationships with families help to promote positive parent-child relationships and early learning environments and experiences for children. This series of on-line seminars (2 x 90 minutes) is designed to equip professionals with the confidence and tools necessary engage with parents who may have find services difficult to access.
What does Engaging Families involve?
Through this series of workshops participants will:
explore the concept of parent engagement from the perspective of families who find it difficult to access early years services
Understand the barriers and enablers of parent/practitioner engagement
Be equipped with strategies and approaches to enhance engagement between families and early years services.
About the facilitators
Paul Prichard’s career has
focused predominantly on the provision of services for individuals and families
who view the service system with suspicion. He has made a significant
contribution to the family support field influencing approaches to parent
engagement across Australia. His work has culminated in a PhD titled
Transformations in parenting: New possibilities through peer-led interventions.
Martin commenced with the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) as part of the Tasmanian team in 2010, leading an action research project and participating in the Learning and Development Strategy as part of the development of the Tasmanian Child and Family Centres initiative.
Martin has extensive experience in early childhood education having trained and worked as an early childhood teacher. He has also worked in community development roles in Victoria and Tasmania. Martin now facilitates training for early years practitioners across Australia through the Training and Development team within CCCH and is interested in practice change and how partnerships can assist better outcomes.
the truth about why families choose to avoid our services might be a bit uncomfortable, but
it could provide helpful information about what we need to change.
when we are inspired to make changes to ensure that our service is as engaging
as can be, it can be tough to know where to start. How might a local service
model look if it were truly shaped and influenced by the families it is intended
How can we enter into a genuine partnership with families to redevelop
what we do and how we do it?
one day workshop explores the concept of parent engagement from the perspective
of families who are service resistant. The workshop helps practitioners to
engage, identify and employ strategies that promote and support parent
engagement within and across services.
To increase participants’ understanding of:
outcome: Participants are able to identify and employ strategies to
promote and support parent engagement within and across services.
Duration: 1 day
For enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.