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.
This module highlights the benefits of partnerships between families and learning communities that support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. It introduces the principles of effective partnerships and offers a range of strategies to effectively partner with families.
Who is this module for?
This module is for educators wanting to understand their role in establishing partnerships with families to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
It will prepare you for a range of scenarios, including:
- supporting families to understand the importance of mental health and wellbeing
- collaborating with families and colleagues to promote and support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
This module contributes to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited professional development hours, addressing the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
In the ACT, completing Partner will contribute one (1) hour 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 the Partner module will contribute one (1) hour of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) accredited professional development 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. Educators can complete modules individually and receive accredited hours.
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After completing this module, you will be able to:
- appreciate the benefits of partnering with families to support children and young people
- understand the key principles of effective family partnerships
- apply strategies to establish effective family partnerships that support children and young people
- take actions to establish effective family partnerships.
Using the Notepad
If you’re a PC or Mac user, there’s a notepad feature for you to record notes, actions or discussion points for each topic. If you’re sharing a computer with your team, your notes will be available for everyone to view. If you wish to keep your notes private, please save and delete your notes each time you finish your session. There’s more information in the Notepad user guide on the right.
Using the module
The Be You Professional Learning modules are designed to be used flexibly in the way best suited for you and your learning community.
Consider one section at a time within the modules. At the end of each page, you will be prompted to explore additional resources within Be You that relate to the content. It is suggested that you complete one module at a time and use these prompts to identify future opportunities for learning.
You will be prompted to take breaks throughout; this can aid your learning and retention of the content.
You can further your learning by using the reflection questions provided throughout the module. Use these questions in ways that suit your learning community’s ways of working and broader professional development. There are also resources, such as the Be You Action Plan and Be You Actions Catalogue, that can be used to further facilitate these discussions.