Improving outcomes for children and their families is a fundamental objective for all early childhood services and organisations. As providers we can improve outcomes by for our most vulnerable families. Families may be perceived as being vulnerable for a variety of reasons such as economic difficulties/lack of financial resources; social exclusion lack of social support from social networks; stigmatisation; health difficulties and being a victim of crime. Ensuring that they and their families get the help they need, when they need it, will give all children and their families the opportunity to flourish. This workshop will discuss practical strategies for working together with families to bring about positive changes.
Importance of foundation years
Parents and families at the heart of services
Understanding needs of vulnerable families
Strategies for engaging parents and families
Who should attend:
Staff supporting children in childcare centres, early childhood settings, primary schools, Key workers, teachers, childcare workers, NDIS coordinators/managers, program managers and Allied Health professionals
Dolly Bhargava is a speech pathologist with a Masters in Special Education. She works with children, adolescents and adults with a range of disabilities in a variety of settings such as family homes, childcare centres, preschools, schools, and corrective services. She provides consultancy and training services on a range of issues relating to communication, behaviour management, literacy, emotional literacy, vocation and social skills both nationally and internationally. She has authored a number of books and developed apps to extend knowledge and skills of people supporting individuals with disabilities. For more information, visit www.dollybhargava.com and www.behaviourzen.com