Family Partnerships



Partner with families through purposeful and positive relationships

Partnering with families is considered a key factor in supporting positive mental health outcomes. Working with families helps provide support for children and young people’s social and emotional wellbeing.

Families are children’s first educators. They play a primary role in fostering children and young people’s mental health. Learning communities are central to complementing this role – and families trust early learning services and schools to provide this support.

A range of strategies are available to effectively partner with families to promote mental health and wellbeing. By working together with families, educators can play their role in minimising risk factors in a child’s life and promoting children and young people’s social and emotional learning (SEL) and resilience.

This partnership will require you to use appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication strategies with both children and young people, and their families. These strong and purposeful partnerships with families from all backgrounds can have positive impacts for everyone.
What you'll learn through this module

  • Describe what positive relationships with families look like
  • Understand effective communication strategies
  • Recognise how you can influence social and emotional learning at home
  • Contribute to a culture of partnership and mutual support for families