Build your capacity to support children to develop resilience, confidence, and respectful relationships.
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 2,400 early childhood educators will opt-in and benefit from the professional learning.
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.
Topic 1: Understanding and Developing Respectful Relationships in Early Childhood - Dynamics of Gender Equality and Family Violence
Topic 2: Supporting Children to Understand and Manage Their Emotions Through Social Competence and Promoting Inclusive Environments in Early Childhood
Topic 3: Understanding Family Violence and the Practical Strategies for Building Support Networks
Two-hour e-learning module
One day online workshop of 6 hours (9am - 3pm)
This year, the Respectful Relationships program will run from March to June. Click on the months below to view available workshop dates, and click on the register button below to navigate to the registration form.
Please note that the Respectful Relationships professional learning workshops have concluded for 2022. The dates for 2023 will be published in February 2023. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be informed of the dates once they are available.