Families and Communities

Recognising Vulnerability to Support Children’s Wellbeing and Development - Webinar

Nesa Accredited PD

Note: This session was previously known as Vulnerable and Valuable: Understanding and Working with Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds. Whlie the name has changed, the content remains the same. 

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela

Early childhood educators play a vital role in reducing vulnerabilities in children.

By exploring current research and understanding what it is to work with a trauma-informed approach, you will gain a better ability to work with and support children who often have complex and difficult life experiences.

During this webinar, participants will reflect on the question 'What is disadvantage?'. You will be encouraged to think about and discuss how disadvantage impacts on a child’s development, behaviour, relationships and participation, and be provided with some helpful resources. 


2 hour contribution

NESA accredited PD

Completing Recognising Vulnerability to support children’s wellbeing and development will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Student/child Mental Health addressing standard descriptors 1.2.2 and 4.1.2  from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

  • Teachers attending this session must provide their NESA Teacher Accreditation number to CELA.
  • Teachers must attend for the duration of the session in order to receive the NESA Hours. CELA will be keeping records of attendance and participation during the session.
NESA accredited PD

National Quality Standard Areas

Area 4 – Staffing arrangements

Area 5 – Relationships with children

Area 6 – Collaborative partnerships with families and communities

Area 1 – Educational Program Practice

Available Dates

  • Fri, 29 Jul 22Book now

    Date: Friday, 29 July 2022
    Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
    Delivery Method: Webinar
    Venue: Webinar

  • Wed, 31 Aug 22Book now

    Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
    Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
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  • Fri, 30 Sep 22Book now

    Date: Friday, 30 September 2022
    Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
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    Venue: Webinar

  • Tue, 11 Oct 22Book now

    Date: Tuesday, 11 October 2022
    Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
    Delivery Method: Webinar
    Venue: Webinar

  • Wed, 30 Nov 22Book now

    Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Delivery Method: Webinar
    Venue: Webinar

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