The early years are the optimal time to support social and emotional development. Through responsive and nurturing relationships, educators play a vital role, which is especially important for children with emerging challenges.
Our mission is to support educators in this work. Building on their existing knowledge, skills and expertise, SEED aims to inform and inspire educators in this critical task, encouraging connection and growth through every interaction.
Cheshire School is a specialist primary school for children with significant social, emotional and behavioural challenges and is part of the non-profit organisation, bestchance.
Our intervention program is designed to partner closely with the student and their family to identify the causes of any behavioural challenges that may be affecting their everyday life. Over the course of a minimum of 18 months, we work on the development of self-esteem, resilience and coping strategies, as well as facilitating a change in behaviour.
This allows students to successfully re-integrate into the mainstream school system, equipped with strategies to handle any future challenges they may face.
Monash University is one of Australia's leading universities and ranks among the world's top 100. We help change lives through research and education.
The Health and Social Care Unit (HSCU) sits within Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. We are a multidisciplinary team of experienced researchers working at the intersection of public health, psychology, social sciences, education, clinical care and communications who apply a diverse mix of research knowledge and experience to serious social and health challenges. We generate evidence to support policy changes and deliver programs that improve community health and wellbeing. And we specialise in implementation science to support industry partners to translate rich knowledge into real-world settings.