The Quest: A Children’s Guide for child support workers
to better your professional practice
Welcome to the ChildHub course, which aims to help adult support workers understand the key behaviours, attitudes, skills and actions that they need to consider when working with children and young people.
Young people want a relationship with their workers. How can we build these meaningful relationships with young people in our lives? It’s not about programs or projects or forms or checklists, it's about the relationship that can be formed that is needed. How can you relate to young people and build trust?
This course is created by youth and is devoted to young people’s voices to share their own ideas and present concepts that emerged throughout the Participatory Action Research process. But there are "adult-led” content added as well to complement the youth’s ideas and suggestions.
These e-learning modules aim to help adult support workers understand the key behaviours, attitudes, skills and actions that they need to consider when working with children and young people.
Intended Audience: This series is intended for “child support workers”. This includes social workers, teachers, psychologists, detention center workers, or anyone else who supports children and young people and plays a role in their lives.
- Introduce you to the needs of children and young people
- Compare your perspective with young people’s about what constitutes a good child support worker
- Learn what the most important characteristics, skills and actions of a good child support worker are, according to young people
- Understand how to build a meaningful relationship when working with children and young people
- Consider how the skills and actions can be applied in practice with children and young people
- Engage in self-reflection about one’s own engagement of young people and social positioning relative to others in their work
- Practice in your own context some of the skills you learnt
- Feel more equipped to work with young people
Structure: Each module includes a short 4-5 minute video, suggested background reading, 2-3 reflective activities, “top tips”, and an opportunity to connect with the online community. Please plan to spend approximately 1-2 hours on each module to complete the series.