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Everyone in our community deserves to be respected, valued and treated equally. We know the benefits of positive attitudes, behaviours and equality being embedded in our education settings. The Respectful Relationships initiative is offering free professional learning for early childhood educators in Victorian government funded kindergarten programs.

The professional learning is designed to strengthen the capacity of early childhood educators to promote respectful relationships, positive attitudes and behaviours within their teaching approach, to enable children to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. It will also increase educator knowledge about the role of gender equality in the prevention of family violence, and is informed by the Respectful Relationships in schools approach recommended by the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Up to 6000 early childhood educators will opt in and benefit from the professional learning.


Eligibility

The training is available state-wide, to early childhood educators working in Victorian government funded kindergarten programs with a bachelor, diploma or certificate III qualification. 


Topics  covered

Understanding, defining and exploring the dynamics of gender equality and family violence
Understanding and developing respectful relationships in early childhood
Supporting children to understand and manage their emotions through social competence and promoting inclusive environments in early childhood
Understanding family violence and the practical strategies for building support networks


Course length

Two hour e-learning module 

One day workshop of 6.5 hours (9am – 3:30pm)


Dates and venues

The one-day workshops will run state-wide in Terms 1 and 2 for educators in Victorian government funded kindergarten. All 2020 dates and location options are listed below:


CBD

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - 14, 27 February; 4, 5 June


South West Victoria Region

Ballarat - 20, 21 February

Colac - 5 March

Footscray - 20, 21, 24 February

Geelong - 10, 11 March

Hamilton - 2 March

Hoppers Crossing - 17, 18, 19 February

Horsham - 27, 28 February

Melton - 26 February

Portland - 3 March

Taylors Lakes – 25 February

Torquay - 6 March

Warrnambool - 4 March


South East Victoria Region

Bairnsdale - 28 April

Blackburn - 20 March; 30 April

Dandenong - 12, 13 March

Dingley - 19 March; 24 April

Frankston - 16, 17, 18 March

Lakes Entrance - 29 April

Leongatha - 21 April

Moe - 23 April

Sale - 27 April

Warragul - 22 April

Wheeler’s Hill - 15, 18, 19 May

Wonthaggi - 20 April


North East Victoria Region

Cobram - 6 May

Heidelberg - 20, 21 May

Lilydale - 13, 14 May

Preston – 28 February; 5 May

Ringwood - 11, 12 May

Shepparton - 7 May

Wallan - 8 May

Wangaratta - 4 May

Wodonga - 1 May


North West Victoria Region

Bendigo - 25, 26 May

Broadmeadows - 2 June

Craigieburn - 3 June

Echuca - 27 May

Mildura - 29 May

South Morang - 22 May

Sunbury - 1 June

Swan Hill - 28 May



Together we can lead the way in supporting children to develop resilience, confidence and respectful relationships so that every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.


If you have a question about this site or the registration process, please email us at edu-respectfulrelationships@monash.edu.