About Building Blocks
The Building Blocks course 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 features scenarios of support and practice demonstrations that cover family adversity such as parental cancer, parental loss and parental conflict.
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.
Building Blocks consists of three modules:
- Module one: Children’s social and emotional development
- Module two: Talking to parents about children’s social and emotional wellbeing
- Module three: Scenarios of support
Who is the course for?
Building Blocks is aimed at anyone who works with parents of children aged 0-12 years. Allied health professionals, nurses, general practitioners, social services and 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.
How long does it take?
It is estimated that the course will take you six-seven hours to complete (including watching videos and completing assessments). However, you can complete the course in several sessions at your own pace. The last page you visit will be bookmarked so that you can jump straight back to where you left off – whenever it suits you, 24/7.