Helping parents during the pandemic

It’s no surprise many parents and carers need a little extra help for managing the lockdown period and remote learning.

Psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg will hold a webinar on Tuesday 15 September at 7.30pm to do exactly that.

The webinar will focus on strategies and tools to help families manage their wellbeing, including establishing a supportive parental role and dealing with uncertainty and disappointment.

Families will also have an opportunity to ask Dr Carr-Gregg questions.

The Government has also partnered with Raising Children Network and funded a 10-episode podcast called ‘Raising Learners’.

It will feature parenting experts from organisations including the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Career Education Association Victoria and eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman-Grant.

Themes addressed in the podcast were drawn from common parent questions to the coronavirus hotline and Parentline.

The first three episodes will be launched on 1 September, the remaining episodes will be available throughout Term 3 and 4.

Raising Learners will be available via Raising Children Network and podcast apps.

“The health and wellbeing of students and families is particularly important during this uncertain time. That’s why we’re providing tailored resources to help parents and carers support their children – and themselves,” Victorian education minister James Merlino said.

Places are still available for Managing the Coronacoaster – Tips for building resilient families webinar. For more information and to register, visit: eventbrite.com

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