‘What knowledge and skills can educators integrate into their practice, to most effectively support children’s mental health and wellbeing? This project, an initiative of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, explored this issue by drawing on research, policy, expert opinion and consultation. Other objectives for this project were to examine the inclusion of mental health related material in current training and professional development and to identify opportunities to enhance workforce capacity. One item for specific consideration was the potential development of a national set of competencies or professional practices for the early childhood workforce, relating specifically to children’s mental health and wellbeing.’ (Except from report introduction)
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