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Ep24 VPC - A Conversation with Steve Biddulph from "Raising Boys" and "Raising Girls"

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VPC Live Event Ep42: Young people's mental health - what can parents do? With Dr Marie Yap
“Young people's mental health - what can parents do?”   Welcome to this recorded VPC Live event, which had 500 people register to come online and listen to Dr Marie Yap. Clearly a very important topic facing families today.   To find out about more future VPC events, please subscribe at http://vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au/e-news   About Dr Marie Yap.   Marie is an Associate Professor and Psychologist at Monash University. She is passionate about translating research evidence into resources that parents can access, to help promote their children's resilience and protect them from mental health and substance misuse problems.    She has developed personalised online programmes to empower parents with evidence-based skills and strategies as part of her Parenting Strategies Program, with the aim of reducing the risk and impact of mental health conditions in children and young people.  She is mum to an energetic 8-year-old and a 12-year-old turning 16. ~About the VPC~ * Building Informed Confident Parents * Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria.  In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. https://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au Please subscribe to our podcast available at https://anchor.fm/vicparents and most podcasting platforms. You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
44:26
August 23, 2020
Ep24 VPC - A Conversation with Steve Biddulph from "Raising Boys" and "Raising Girls"
Steve Biddulph is one of the world’s best  known parent educators. A psychologist for 30 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach. His books, including The Secret of Happy Children, Raising Boys, The New Manhood and now 10 Things Girls Need Most are in four million homes and 31 languages.  They have influenced the way we look at childhood and especially the development of boys and men.  Today though, the exploitation and misuse of girls and young women globally are a major focus. Steve’s live talks have had a remarkable public response, reaching 130,000 people.  Many people express surprise at how moving and emotional these talks are, as well as how much fun. https://www.stevebiddulph.com/ About the VPC Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au Please subscribe to our podcast series and also to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
46:19
August 6, 2020
Ep09 VPC - Transition to School: A positive start - with guest Wendy Eves
Please subscribe to our podcast series and also to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel. Wendy Eves has extensive experience as an education, and has worked across a variety of education settings including Early Childhood Intervention, K-6 and Adult Education in Government, Catholic and Community sectors. Wendy has developed and presented workshops for teachers and parents focussed on the early years and most specifically on the transition to school has developed a number of transition to school resources for both teachers and parents. Wendy is passionate about supporting children and families, particularly in the early years, in order to ensure more positive long term outcomes. She is accredited by NESA and is also a trained Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) facilitator. She currently works in a consultancy capacity, providing professional support and services to schools, organisations and individuals. Her specialities include – transition to school, facilitation of professional networks, parent partnerships, linking ECEC and school sectors and developing resources. ~About the VPC~   Building Informed Confident Parents   Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service   Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC.  We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria.  In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve.  http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
11:00
July 26, 2020
Ep41 VPC Live Event - Everyday Resilience with guest Michelle Mitchell
VPC Live Event Ep41:  Everyday Resilience with guest Michelle Mitchell   Michelle Mitchell is an award-winning speaker, and bestselling parenting author. She has been termed ‘the teenage expert’ by the media and is sought after for her compassionate and grounded advice for parenting tweens and teens.   Michelle started her career as a teacher, but soon discovered a special interest in wellbeing. She left teaching in 2000 to found Youth Excel, a ‘boutique’ health promotion charity which delivered tailor made life skills programs and psychological services to thousands of young people and their families.   Today she uses her experience to write and speak in schools, community events and through media.  https://www.michellemitchell.org   ~About the VPC~  * Building Informed Confident Parents  * Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service   Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC.   We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria.  In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation.  VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve.   https://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au  Please subscribe to our podcast available at https://anchor.fm/vicparents and most podcasting platforms. You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
45:53
July 26, 2020
Ep40 VPC Live Event - Handling Tricky Friendship Days with Michelle Mitchell - Part 2
VPC LIVE EVENT - "Handling Tricky Friendship Days" with guest Michelle Mitchell, author, speaker and educator. Michelle Mitchell is an award-winning speaker, and bestselling parenting author. She has been termed ‘the teenage expert’ by the media and is sought after for her compassionate and grounded advice for parenting tweens and teens. Michelle started her career as a teacher, but soon discovered a special interest in wellbeing. She left teaching in 2000 to found Youth Excel, a ‘boutique’ health promotion charity which delivered tailor made life skills programs and psychological services to thousands of young people and their families. Today she uses her experience to write and speak in schools, community events and through media. ~About the VPC~ Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
56:45
July 26, 2020
Ep39 VPC Live Event - Handling Tricky Friendship Days with Michelle Mitchell - Part 1
VPC LIVE EVENT - "Handling Tricky Friendship Days" with guest Michelle Mitchell, author, speaker and educator Michelle Mitchell is an award-winning speaker, and bestselling parenting author. She has been termed ‘the teenage expert’ by the media and is sought after for her compassionate and grounded advice for parenting tweens and teens. Michelle started her career as a teacher, but soon discovered a special interest in wellbeing. She left teaching in 2000 to found Youth Excel, a ‘boutique’ health promotion charity which delivered tailor made life skills programs and psychological services to thousands of young people and their families. Today she uses her experience to write and speak in schools, community events and through media. ~About the VPC~ Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
49:32
July 26, 2020
Ep04 VPC - Stress and Anxiety: What can parents do? With guest Dr Glenn Melvin.
Dr Glenn Melvin is an Associate Professor & clinical and counselling psychologist from the School of Psychology, Deakin University in Melbourne. Glenn completed his PhD in the treatment of adolescent depressive disorder and has since conducted research into novel treatments for youth depression.  His research interests include anxiety, school refusal, depression and suicide prevention. He is currently working on a program to support parents who have a child with anxiety or depression. He works clinically with young people, and teaches medical students about human development across the lifespan. ~About the VPC~ * Building Informed Confident Parents * Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria.  In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. https://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au Please subscribe to our podcast available at https://anchor.fm/vicparents and most podcasting platforms. You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
25:53
June 22, 2020
Ep38 VPC LIVE EVENT - "Heading Back to School" with guest Michelle Mitchell
VPC LIVE EVENT - "Heading Back to School" with guest Michelle Mitchell, author, speaker and educator Michelle Mitchell is an award-winning speaker, and bestselling parenting author. She has been termed ‘the teenage expert’ by the media and is sought after for her compassionate and grounded advice for parenting tweens and teens. Michelle started her career as a teacher, but soon discovered a special interest in wellbeing. She left teaching in 2000 to found Youth Excel, a ‘boutique’ health promotion charity which delivered tailor made life skills programs and psychological services to thousands of young people and their families. Today she uses her experience to write and speak in schools, community events and through media. ~About the VPC~ Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
55:41
May 31, 2020
Ep18 VPC - Negotiating Individual Education Plans with guest Dr Kate Jacobs
Dr Kate Jacobs (B.A., Post.Grad.Dip.Psych., PhD/M.Psych. MAPS, MCDEDP) is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist. In 2013 she was awarded the Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for the best PhD thesis for the year in the Education Faculty at Monash University. In addition to working as a University Lecturer and researcher, Kate is the founder, director and principal psychologist at Raise The Bar Psychology, a psychology clinic based in Moorabbin (with rooms also in Collingwood). Raise The Bar Psychology provides comprehensive psycho-educational assessments for students experiencing learning difficulties; with the goal being to provide individualised and targeted support to enable the student to reach their academic potential. Kate has travelled extensively around Australia presenting professional development workshops to parents, teachers, psychologists and other allied health professionals on identifying and supporting students with learning difficulties. ~About the VPC~ Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
16:20
May 27, 2020
Ep37 VPC LIVE EVENT - "Living, Learning and Working at Home" with Digital with guest Martine Oglethorpe
Living, Learning and Working at Home with Digital. Please subscribe to our podcast series and also to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel. Martine is a parent educator, and qualified youth and family counsellor at The Modern Parent. She speaks, writes and consults on the challenges faced by families in the modern world.  With a  background in secondary teaching she presents workshops to parents and teachers in the modern world, cyber safety and living with technology.   Martine also helps families and youth with private consultations. She has presented to numerous school, community and corporate groups as well as individuals struggling with the challenges of technology and the online world.  Martine is passionate about helping parents embrace positive aspects of the cyber world whilst minimising the risks, in order to be the most relevant and important teacher and supporter for their children. ~About the VPC~ Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
52:54
May 14, 2020
Ep36 VPC LIVE EVENT - "Learning From Home" with guest Amanda Lecaudé
Please subscribe to our podcast series and also to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel. Amanda is an experienced academic life coach, executive function coach and organising expert who works closely with schools and students to ensure they are equipped with simple and effective organisational, time management and study skills, which are key to their success and enjoyment at school and in life. She regularly speaks and conducts workshops for students from Year 6-12 and in particular with a focus on the transition of students between primary and secondary school. Amanda’s workshops range from speaking to small and large student groups with the topics focusing on educating and providing students with practical tips and strategies to assist them with their academic lives. She is a regular speaker at a variety of conferences, workshops and panels and is becoming well known for her expert knowledge and experience in these key topics. Amanda’s audiences, particularly parents, appreciate her content rich tips and strategies enabling them to be better equipped to face the challenges they and their children confront today. https://organisingstudents.com.au/ ~About the VPC~ Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
53:43
May 4, 2020
Ep35 VPC - Collaborative Planning: Using Universal Design for Learning principles for home school conversations with Sarah Humphreys
Please subscribe to our podcast series and also to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel. Sarah Humphreys is a freelance education consultant with a focus on inclusion and developing and promoting curriculum access for all.  She is passionate about building positive relationships between parents and schools to support genuine inclusion. Sarah has a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of London. She has worked in both regular and special education settings in England and Australia and has lectured at the University of Sydney on inclusion. Through her role as Student Diversity Senior Project Officer with the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (ACARA) Sarah was able to introduce Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as part of the curriculum development process to ensure the curriculum could be interpreted and implemented flexibly to meet the needs of all students. BA (Hons) Primary Education, MA Special Education Links UDL on Youtube  http://bit.ly/udlyoutube https://inclusiveschools.com.au/ https://www.authenticparentvoice.com/ ~About the VPC~ * Building Informed Confident Parents * Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria.  In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. https://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au Please subscribe to our podcast available at https://anchor.fm/vicparents and most podcasting platforms. You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
28:50
March 20, 2020
Ep34 VPC - School at Home: Keeping calm and organised during COVID-19 with Amanda Lecaudé
Please subscribe to our podcast series and also to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel. Amanda is an experienced academic life coach, executive function coach and organising expert who works closely with schools and students to ensure they are equipped with simple and effective organisational, time management and study skills, which are key to their success and enjoyment at school and in life. She regularly speaks and conducts workshops for students from Year 6-12 and in particular with a focus on the transition of students between primary and secondary school. Amanda’s workshops range from speaking to small and large student groups with the topics focusing on educating and providing students with practical tips and strategies to assist them with their academic lives. She is a regular speaker at a variety of conferences, workshops and panels and is becoming well known for her expert knowledge and experience in these key topics. Amanda’s audiences, particularly parents, appreciate her content rich tips and strategies enabling them to be better equipped to face the challenges they and their children confront today. https://organisingstudents.com.au/ ~About the VPC~ Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC.  We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children.  Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve.  https://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
23:25
March 19, 2020
EP03 VPC - NAPLAN: Managing Anxiety - with guest Ruth Fordyce
Please subscribe to our podcast series and also to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel. Episodes 1-3 are all about NAPLAN, please join Mary Kerba on Episodes 1-2, and Ruth Fordyce on Episode 3. Ruth Fordyce is a registered psychologist from The Resilience Centre, Epping NSW. Ruth explains anxiety, what is normal and when to be concerned. She offers practical ways parents can assist their children dealing with anxiety in the NAPLAN test period. Contact Ruth: www.theresiliencecentre.com.au About the VPC Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au Please subscribe to our podcast series and also to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
45:23
February 24, 2020
Ep02 VPC - NAPLAN: Adjustments for students with learning support needs with guest Mary Kerba
Please subscribe to our podcast series and also to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel. Episodes 1-3 are all about NAPLAN, please join Mary Kerba on Episodes 1-2, and Ruth Fordyce on Episode 3. Mary Kerba is an experienced educator, combining special needs education and school leadership.  Mary is the founder of The Hills Leaning Centre, a current professional member of SPELD NSW and Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA); a committee member of the Learning Difficulties Coalition (LDC) and an associate member of the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA). About the VPC Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au Please subscribe to our podcast series and also to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
08:29
February 24, 2020
Ep08 VPC - Transition to school: A smooth start - with guest Wendy Eves
Wendy Eves has extensive experience as an education, and has worked across a variety of education settings including Early Childhood Intervention, K-6 and Adult Education in Government, Catholic and Community sectors. Wendy has developed and presented workshops for teachers and parents focussed on the early years and most specifically on the transition to school has developed a number of transition to school resources for both teachers and parents. Wendy is passionate about supporting children and families, particularly in the early years, in order to ensure more positive long term outcomes. She is accredited by NESA and is also a trained Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) facilitator. She currently works in a consultancy capacity, providing professional support and services to schools, organisations and individuals. Her specialities include – transition to school, facilitation of professional networks, parent partnerships, linking ECEC and school sectors and developing resources. ~About the VPC~ Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
11:11
January 23, 2020
Ep07 VPC - Transition to School: Practical tips for a successful start - with guest Wendy Eves
Wendy Eves has extensive experience as an education, and has worked across a variety of education settings including Early Childhood Intervention, K-6 and Adult Education in Government, Catholic and Community sectors. Wendy has developed and presented workshops for teachers and parents focussed on the early years and most specifically on the transition to school has developed a number of transition to school resources for both teachers and parents. Wendy is passionate about supporting children and families, particularly in the early years, in order to ensure more positive long term outcomes. She is accredited by NESA and is also a trained Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) facilitator. She currently works in a consultancy capacity, providing professional support and services to schools, organisations and individuals. Her specialities include – transition to school, facilitation of professional networks, parent partnerships, linking ECEC and school sectors and developing resources. ~About the VPC~ Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
11:27
January 23, 2020
Ep06 VPC - Transition to school: What parents can do to help with early learning - Wendy Eves
Wendy Eves has extensive experience as an education, and has worked across a variety of education settings including Early Childhood Intervention, K-6 and Adult Education in Government, Catholic and Community sectors. Wendy has developed and presented workshops for teachers and parents focussed on the early years and most specifically on the transition to school has developed a number of transition to school resources for both teachers and parents. Wendy is passionate about supporting children and families, particularly in the early years, in order to ensure more positive long term outcomes. She is accredited by NESA and is also a trained Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) facilitator. She currently works in a consultancy capacity, providing professional support and services to schools, organisations and individuals. Her specialities include – transition to school, facilitation of professional networks, parent partnerships, linking ECEC and school sectors and developing resources.
11:20
January 23, 2020
Ep33 VPC - School refusal with boys and girls? Are there other clues? With Dr Glenn Melvin
Dr Glenn Melvin is an Associate Professor & clinical and counselling psychologist from the School of Psychology, Deakin University in Melbourne. Glenn completed his PhD in the treatment of adolescent depressive disorder and has since conducted research into novel treatments for youth depression.  His research interests include anxiety, school refusal, depression and suicide prevention. He is currently working on a program to support parents who have a child with anxiety or depression. He works clinically with young people, and teaches medical students about human development across the lifespan. ~About the VPC~ Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
07:36
January 23, 2020
Ep32 VPC - School refusal and truancy with Dr Glenn Melvin
Dr Glenn Melvin is an Associate Professor & clinical and counselling psychologist from the School of Psychology, Deakin University in Melbourne.  Glenn completed his PhD in the treatment of adolescent depressive disorder and has since conducted research into novel treatments for youth depression. His research interests include anxiety, school refusal, depression and suicide prevention. He is currently working on a program to support parents who have a child with anxiety or depression. He works clinically with young people, and teaches medical students about human development across the lifespan. ~About the VPC~ Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
06:52
January 23, 2020
Ep31 VPC - A team approach to deal with school refusal with Dr Glenn Melvin
Dr Glenn Melvin is an Associate Professor & clinical and counselling psychologist from the School of Psychology, Deakin University in Melbourne.  Glenn completed his PhD in the treatment of adolescent depressive disorder and has since conducted research into novel treatments for youth depression. His research interests include anxiety, school refusal, depression and suicide prevention. He is currently working on a program to support parents who have a child with anxiety or depression. He works clinically with young people, and teaches medical students about human development across the lifespan. ~About the VPC~ Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
17:48
January 23, 2020
Ep01 VPC - NAPLAN: Sailing through NAPLAN with your Year 3 and Year 5 children - with guest Mary Kerba
Please subscribe to our podcast series and also to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel. Episodes 1-3 are all about NAPLAN, please join Mary Kerba on Episodes 1-2, and Ruth Fordyce on Episode 3. Join guest Mary Kerba as she helps with suggestions on how your kids can sail through NAPLAN and how you can support your Year 3 and Year 5 children.  Mary Kerba is an experienced educator, combining special needs education and school leadership.  Mary is the founder of The Hills Leaning Centre, a current professional member of SPELD NSW and Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA); a committee member of the Learning Difficulties Coalition (LDC) and an associate member of the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA). About the VPC Building Informed Confident Parents Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au. Please subscribe to our podcast series and also to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.
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