SRF Program

  • Working with Vulnerable Children

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnership with families, High expectations of every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Equity & diversity, Partnership with professionals.

    Description

    Educators play a unique role in promoting resilience, wellbeing and recovery in children. Bethany Community Support professional development packages aim to strengthen and further develop the understanding and professional practice of educators to better support children who have experienced challenges, trauma and adversity. 

    The professional development packages are:

    • Managing Anxiety in Children for Educators (two modules: 3-hour foundational workshop and 2-3 hour reflective practice session)
    • Trauma-Informed Practice for Educators (two modules: 3-hour foundational workshop and 2-3 hour reflective practice session)
    • Building Resilience in Children for Educators (one module: 3-hour foundational workshop)

     

    Individual coaching and mentoring are also available with some packages. Contact provider to discuss coaching and mentoring options. 

    Packages can be delivered onsite at kindergartens or at Bethany Community Support Offices in Geelong or Warnambool.

    Detailed Costs

    • ​Supporting Children with Anxiety for Educators (3-hour workshop): $195 (excl. GST) per participant

    • Trauma-Informed Practice for Educators (3-hour workshop): $195 (excl. GST) per participant

    • Building Children’s Resilience for Educators (3-hour workshop): $195 (excl. GST) per participant

    • Reflective Practice Session (2-3 hours dependent on group numbers): $195 (excl. GST) per participant 

    Additional travel and accommodation costs may apply for training more than 40 km radius of Geelong or Warrnambool. 

    Implementation Considerations

    Target Population: Educators.

    Program/practice descriptions and details: Each training package is theory-informed with a particular emphasis on educator skill development. The use of relevant case examples enhances the learning process and the provision of practical strategies for educators. All packages are designed to support educators to build resilience, promote recovery and optimise educational outcomes for all children, regardless of their background and social vulnerability, so they can reach their full potential and arrive at school ready to learn and thrive.

    Program adaptability: The packages can be tailored in response to educator/kindergarten needs and group training packages can be delivered face to face or via digital/ online platforms.

    Staffing: Services should consider the cost of backfill in determining the cost of accessing this resource.

    Supervision/coaching: Individual coaching and mentoring are also available with some professional development packages.

    Tools and systems: Services will need access to a PC with reliable internet access for online training.

    Priority Area

    Wellbeing (social and emotional), Access and Inclusion

    Strength of Evidence

    Level 5 – Foundational research evidence