Emerging Minds

Emerging Minds offers a variety of online courses to support professionals in health, social, and community services in their work with children.

Program details

  • Priority area: Wellbeing (social and emotional)
  • Primary audience: Educators, parents/carers
  • Delivery mode: Online
  • Strength of evidence: Not applicable
  • AEDC sub-domains:
    • Emotional maturity anxious and fearful behaviour
    • Emotional maturity aggressive behaviour
    • Emotional maturity hyperactivity and inattentive behaviour
    • Social competence responsibility and respect
  • Item cost: No upfront cost

Program description

The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health offers different online courses to support the practice of professionals in health, social and community services who work with children aged birth to 12 years. The courses focus on:

  • identifying and seeing the child within the context of a family with challenges (building awareness of the child and how adult difficulties impact family relationships)
  • assessing the needs of the child and family and providing support (supporting the child and family to achieve positive outcomes)
  • supporting families through practical tools and strategies to improve child mental health outcomes.

Detailed cost

Not applicable.

Implementation considerations

  • Target population: professionals in health, social and community service settings who work with children aged birth to 12 years; adults who are parents/carers.
  • Program/practice descriptions and details: the training consists of a range of online courses to support child mental health and wellbeing. Courses are interactive and conta in practical demonstrations to help put learning into practice.
  • Training requirements: professionals take courses online. Shorter courses take around 1.5 to 3 hours, while other courses may take 1020 hours.
  • Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource.

VEYLDF alignment

Item uses these practice principles

  • Reflective practice
  • Partnerships with families
  • High expectations for every child
  • Respectful relationships and responsive engagement
  • Equity and diversity

Item responds to these sub-outcomes

Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.