The Hunter Institute of Mental Health, together with the Australian Psychological Society and Early Childhood Australia, has today released an issues paper recognising the importance of the early childhood years.. read more
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- Values of care, respect, responsibility, understanding, inclusion and friendship;
- Relationships based on consideration, compassion, collaboration and participation – not power and control;
- Actively promoting social and emotional competencies for individuals, groups and school organizations;
- School connectedness for more effective learning environments;
- Developing resilience;
- Putting positive and community psychology into practice;
- Dealing respectfully with conflict, challenging situations and difficult behaviour, including restorative approaches;
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- Developing leadership capacities to maximise participation for organisational wellbeing.
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