Early Childhood
Intervention Australia

Victorian Chapter

ECIA (VC) is the peak body for early childhood intervention in Victoria. Our vision is for young children of all abilities to fully participate in family and community life. ECIA's work assists children with developmental delays or disabilities, their families, and the networks that support them. We provide information and professional development across the sector. Independent research shows that early action provides the best outcomes for children with disabilities, resulting in healthier futures, happier families and advanced opportunities .... right from the start.

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  • Strengths Approach Introductory Course (April)

    28 Apr 2015

    Workshop details
    Dates: Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th April 2015
    Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm (Registration from 9.00am)
    Venue: Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street Melbourne
    Fee: $390

    Workshop overview

    Strengths-based Practice is a client-directed or client centred approach to service delivery, including Early Childhood Intervention Services. Client engagement and support occur in the context of understanding clients’ (family/child) unique experience. The worker’s role is to assist clients where possible, to identify, value, develop and utilise their experience over time and to claim themselves as the best resource for their child. Strengths-based Practice is an approach and a process, not a model to be applied.

    Change is more likely to be sustained and maintained if strengths and solutions are explored primarily from the family’s perspective. Professional resources are added to compliment those of the client.

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