Self-directed online training

Event description

This course introduces practitioners to the impact of childhood bullying on the mental health of Australian children aged 4–12 years. We'll provide a definition of childhood bullying and discuss its prevalence in the contemporary Australian context. You'll learn about five key aspects that can influence a practitioner’s understandings of childhood bullying, while building an understanding of how children experience bullying and the impacts on mental health outcomes. The course also shares insights on children's own thoughts and feelings about bullying, how this differs to adults and the important role of relationships. You'll be invited to consider your own attitudes about bullying while having the space to reflect on the concepts presented.

This session will cover:

- increase practitioners' understanding of child mental health and how it is impacted by childhood bullying
- support practitioners to identify potential signs of bullying in children they work with
- motivate practitioners to think about the role they can play in preventing and responding to childhood bullying within the scope of their current practice
- challenge the way practitioners' may view bullying and children who are experiencing or engaging in bullying behaviour; and
- increase practitioners understanding of the important role of children’s friendships and family relationships in mitigating the effects of childhood bullying.

Eligibility criteria

The course will support a broad range of practitioners to understand the impact of childhood bullying on children’s mental health. This is a foundation course, and as such does not explore practice specific to working therapeutically with a child experiencing or engaging in bullying. It does, however, highlight the key concepts and introduce some fundamental practice considerations.

Categories: Capability 9 - Delivering holistic and collaborative assessment and care planning, Developing and sustaining lived and living experience workforces (clearinghouse), Capability 8 - Working effectively with families, carers and supporters, Working with infants, children, and younger persons
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing, Other
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Youth, Adult

1.5 hours

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Provided by Emerging Minds