Welcome to the ChildHub course, which aims to help adult support workers understand the key behaviours, attitudes, skills and actions that they need to consider when working with children and young people.
Young people want a relationship with their workers. How can we build meaningful relationships with the young people in our care? It’s not about programs or projects, forms or checklists, it's about forming an appropriate relationship. How can you relate to young people and build trust?
This course is created by youth, and is devoted to sharing their voices, ideas and presenting concepts that have emerged throughout the Participatory Action Research process. But there is "adult-led” content to complement the youth’s ideas and suggestions.
These e-learning modules aim to help adult support workers understand the key behaviours, attitudes, skills and actions that they need to consider when working with children and young people.
Intended Audience: This series is intended for “child support workers”. This includes social workers, teachers, psychologists, detention center workers, or anyone else who supports children and young people and plays a role in their lives.
- Introduce you to the needs of children and young people
- Compare your perspective with young people’s about what constitutes a good child support worker
- Learn what young people consider the most important characteristics, skills and actions of a good child support worker
- Understand how to build a meaningful relationship when working with children and young people
- Consider how skills and actions can be applied in practice with children and young people
- Engage in self-reflection about your own engagement of young people and social positioning, relative to others in your work
- Practice some of the skills you have learned
- Feel more equipped to work with young people
Structure: Each module includes a short (4–5 minute) video, suggested background reading, 2–3 reflective activities, “top tips”, and an opportunity to connect with the online community. The final module helps you consider how these skills and actions can be applied in practice with children and young people. We encourage you to complete all of the activities, share them with fellow learners and check their work.
Please plan to spend approximately 1–2 hours on each module to complete the series.