This program was funded by Westpac’s Safer Children, Safer Communities initiative and is suitable for children aged 0 - 5 years. The program was created for use in early childhood education and care centres.
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There are five program modules that promote themes of protective behaviours and resilience. There is also an introductory video and a StrongSafeFabulous song to enjoy. Each of the modules includes a short video and an accompanying activity.
Early childhood educators can play the videos to the children at their centre, and then use the activity sheets as a conversation-starter to discuss the ideas in the video with the children and help to consolidate key learnings.
It is recommended that educators introduce one module at a time over a period of weeks and check in with children regularly to ensure they remain connected to the important personal safety and support messages in the program.
Educators requiring further support in using this program can email [email protected]. To access specialist support services, helplines and child protection reporting numbers please visit the Get support page.
Schools, Early Childhood Education and Care centres play an important part in the prevention of violence in all communities. As well as influencing the thoughts, values and knowledge of children and young people, schools and early childhood education settings are community hubs where families find support, and are also workplace settings with a diverse range of employees.
These settings are the foundation for communities across the country and have a large influence on everyone connected to them. The words, actions and attitudes of educators and school leaders can set the tone for the entire community and deeply shape understanding and support for LGBTIQA+ people as well as attitudes to domestic violence.
In this section you can find out about the impact of domestic and family violence on LGBTIQA+ families and about the practical things that you and your education setting can do to help build safe communities for LGBTIQA+ people and families and the wider community.
Note – Educators should view the content of each training session prior to sharing the training with children to ensure it is age-appropriate for those in their care.