Early Childhood Education and Care for infant mental health and strengthening a child’s environment
April 6, 2022 - April 6, 2022
Can good quality early education and care help support children at risk and protect infant mental health? Promoting and protecting infant mental health supports good child development. Risk factors, harmful experiences and events can negatively affect mental health and may present as behavioural and emotional problems. Trauma-informed, attachment-based practices in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) can address the unique needs of children experiencing trauma and who are at risk of poor learning, development and wellbeing outcomes.
On Wednesday 6 April 2022, ARACY in partnership with Thrive by Five are hosting a webinar bringing together a panel of subject matter experts to discuss how early interventions and support in ECEC can provide a key stabilising influence protecting a child’s development and supporting infant mental health. Speakers include Dr Jon Jureidini from the University of Adelaide, Alma-Jane O’Donnell from Goodstart Early Learning and Dr Prue McEvoy, Lead Psychiatric Director for the South Australian Department for Child Protection. You can register for the webinar here.