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"Building Blocks for Child Social and Emotional Wellbeing" is a new course from the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health. It explores the foundations of children’s social and emotional wellbeing as a starting point to working collaboratively with parents to identify issues and concerns they may have about their child or children.

The course engages with practitioners from the understanding that the most critical aspect of a child’s social and emotional development is the context within which children grow up, which has a profound influence on their social and emotional wellbeing. The key concepts focus on child development within the context of the child’s family, community, and networks.

Factors such as the parent-child relationship, the family environment, developmental age and stage, family culture and spirituality, educational settings, and neighbourhood and community resources can all influence children’s social and emotional development. The course encourages practitioners to develop understandings of, and build partnerships with, these important stakeholders in the child’s life.

The course is aimed at anyone who works with parents of children aged 0-12. Allied Health professionals, nurses, GPs, social services, early childhood education and care professionals will all benefit from learning how to work collaboratively with parents to provide them with effective and quality information and resources to support their children’s social and emotional wellbeing.

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