The home environment, and the families that occupy them, play a primary role on the ongoing development of children and young people. Families can include parents, carers, grandparents and kin who care for a child.
Any educator in an early learning service or school needs to know how to work effectively, sensitively and confidentially with families (who can have a diversity of circumstances) to foster the mental health of children and young people.
Read the supporting evidence behind Family Partnerships.
Accreditation and endorsement
All registered teachers in every state and territory must ensure they have added their teacher registration number and state/territory
to the My Profile page.
In the ACT, completing Family Partnerships will contribute two (2) hours of ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited professional learning addressing standard 7.3.2 Engage with the parents/carers of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
In NSW, completing Family Partnerships will contribute two (2) hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Student/child Mental health addressing standard descriptor 7.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. Teachers must complete all modules within this domain (Partner and Assist) to receive accredited hours.
Partner with families through positive relationships.
Assist families to foster mental health and wellbeing.