Empower children and young people to look after their mental health and wellbeing
An empowering environment is one where children and young people have a voice, participate and have routine opportunities for leadership. Empowerment helps foster resilience and positive social and emotional learning (SEL).
As an educator, you have the opportunity to, and responsibility for, promoting an empowering environment where children and young people are trusted to exercise autonomy and agency.
What you'll learn through this module
- Describe what child and youth empowerment looks like in an education setting, and how it supports mental health and wellbeing
- Articulate the relationship between empowerment and resilience in children and young people, and the impact this has on one’s sense of belonging and ability to contribute
- Create opportunities for student voice and authentic participation in decision-making and leadership
- Support families and communities to understand the importance of student empowerment