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Building children’s resilience in this risk averse world with Louise Dorrat
Tue. 20 June 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEST
What you were playing with when you were four years old; mud, sticks, climbing trees and jumping in puddles without your parents hovering? Research shows that only 35 per cent of Australian children play outside every day. In our risk averse and rushed world, we are becoming increasingly over protective of children and as a result, children’s spontaneous play is being replaced by more structured activities and childhood obesity is a major public health issue. The environment is linked to children’s behaviour and play is crucial for children’s resilience.
How can we encourage children to take risks while ensuring their safety?
How can we help young children learn the skills that build their resilience so they can bounce back after life’s disappointments?
Listen to a 7 step plan to guide children’s behaviour
Louise Dorrat (MEd, BTeach, Dip SSc) has a long history of teaching behaviour guidance at Swinburne, Victoria University and Deakin University. She has extensive experience in managing early childhood services and is contracted by organisations such as Federal and State Governments, Children’s Ground, ELAA, Child Australia and Gowrie to deliver training across Australia. Louise’s presentations are at once engaging and informative.
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Boroondara Council Offices - Parkview Room
(next to Camberwell Library)
340 Camberwell Road Line 2
Camberwell, VIC 3124