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Date: 29 September & 6 October 2020
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Date: 18 & 25 November 2020
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Delivery: Online via Zoom (2 x 1.5 hour sessions)
Cost: $188 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
has an extensive background in early childhood and holds a Diploma in
Children’s Services and a Diploma of Business (Community Services and Health
Management). Her diverse experiences working as a practitioner, in management
roles, and teaching of Child Studies has equipped Donna with a unique
understanding of child, family and professional needs within early childhood.
facilitates multiple training programs such as Let’s Read, Group Facilitation,
Having difficult conversations, Reflective Practice with CCCH. She has been
practicing as a Family Partnership Training facilitator since 2005 and is an
accredited Family Partnership Model trainer and supervisor.
Sestak is an experienced facilitator with a keen interest in community
partnerships. Her training portfolio at the CCCH includes The Family
Partnership Model (FPM), Family-Centred Practice, Reflective Practice,
Platforms, Improvement Approach and Linking Schools and Early Years. With the
training and development team, Deb delivers customised training and consultancy
for a diverse range of community partnerships and organisations.
2013 Deb has facilitated learning and development workshops for CCCH in the FPM
foundation and facilitation courses and workshops that sit under the umbrella
of the FPM: Facilitating a process for genuine engagement, Engaging families,
Difficult Conversations and Group facilitation.
Nathalie Martinek is a project officer working on
facilitation and training in the Centre for Community Child Health Training and
Development team since 2015.
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Nathalie
completed her undergraduate and her PhD in developmental biology at the
University of Toronto. After moving to Melbourne with her husband, in 2005, she
spent several years as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Peter Mac before moving
into projects with a public health and community focus at CCCH. This shift in focus lead her to develop
programs and aids that support medical and allied health professionals in their
own lifelong learning and behavioural health alongside her work at CCCH in
group facilitation and partnership-centred practice.
Nathalie is interested in the power of partnerships
as agents of cultural and practice change in healthcare settings that promote
the fulfillment and wellbeing of all health professionals and the communities
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.