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Critical reflection to support families experiencing violence

Critical reflection is core to the practice of all early childhood educators, but what role does critical reflection play in supporting children who have experienced domestic and family violence?

Starting early with dads

Richard Fletcher explores the importance of meaningfully engaging fathers in early learning services to support families.
An educator holds a child wearing a blue hat in a comforting way 

Saying ‘Hello’ and Saying ‘Goodbye’: Re-engaging in early childhood education after COVID-19

Saying Goodbye When children transition from their families (saying goodbye) to the early learning setting (saying hello) it can be...
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Early action key in prevention of family violence

During crisis times, people frequently look to what they can do to help—often this includes donations of goods or money,...
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Creating healthy communities: A compassionate approach

Early childhood director, Rachael Kinsella, shares her experience working with children affected by trauma and how knowledge of a child is valuable data in helping them heal and succeed.
The hands of a young boy grasp the fingers of a woman's outstretched hand in a secure and reassuring way. 

Domestic and family violence: It’s everybody’s business

With early childhood education and care services seeing scores of families per week (a sixty-place service may support up to sixty families), it’s inevitable that educators will work with families and children that have experienced, or are experiencing, domestic and family violence.