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Talking all things education for parents around Australia.

Victorian Parents Council - Parent Podcast Series Victorian Parents Council

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Talking all things education for parents around Australia.

    Ep 48 VPC Live Event: How to talk to kids about puberty with Michelle Mitchell

    Ep 48 VPC Live Event: How to talk to kids about puberty with Michelle Mitchell

    The VPC was thrilled to welcome Michelle Mitchell back at VPC Live Event on 18 March, 2021. 

    A great discussion on how to talk to kids about Puberty. 

    There is some visuals in this Episode of flicking through the books for Guys and Girls. You might like to watch the video version at

    https://youtu.be/KWZTzPtcnNw

    Michelle Mitchell is an award-winning speaker, and bestselling parenting author. She has been termed ‘the teenage expert’ by the media and is sought after for her compassionate and grounded advice for parenting tweens and teens.

    Michelle started her career as a teacher, but soon discovered a special interest in wellbeing. She left teaching in 2000 to found Youth Excel, a ‘boutique’ health promotion charity which delivered tailor made life skills programs and psychological services to thousands of young people and their families.

    Today she uses her experience to write and speak in schools, community events and through media.  https://www.michellemitchell.org

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    ~About the VPC~

    * Building Informed Confident Parents

    * Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service

    Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC.

    We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria.  In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation.

    VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve.

    To find out about future events and news please subscribe at

    https://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au

    Please subscribe to our podcast available at https://anchor.fm/vicparents and most podcasting platforms.

    You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.

    • 43 min
    Ep33 VPC - School refusal with boys and girls? Are there other clues? With Dr Glenn Melvin

    Ep33 VPC - School refusal with boys and girls? Are there other clues? With Dr Glenn Melvin

    Dr Glenn Melvin is an Associate Professor & clinical and counselling psychologist from the School of Psychology, Deakin University in Melbourne. Glenn completed his PhD in the treatment of adolescent depressive disorder and has since conducted research into novel treatments for youth depression. 

    His research interests include anxiety, school refusal, depression and suicide prevention. He is currently working on a program to support parents who have a child with anxiety or depression. He works clinically with young people, and teaches medical students about human development across the lifespan.



    ~About the VPC~


    Building Informed Confident Parents

    Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service


    Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au

    You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.

    • 7 min
    Ep31 VPC - A team approach to deal with school refusal with Dr Glenn Melvin

    Ep31 VPC - A team approach to deal with school refusal with Dr Glenn Melvin

    Dr Glenn Melvin is an Associate Professor & clinical and counselling psychologist from the School of Psychology, Deakin University in Melbourne. 

    Glenn completed his PhD in the treatment of adolescent depressive disorder and has since conducted research into novel treatments for youth depression. His research interests include anxiety, school refusal, depression and suicide prevention. He is currently working on a program to support parents who have a child with anxiety or depression. He works clinically with young people, and teaches medical students about human development across the lifespan.



    ~About the VPC~


    Building Informed Confident Parents

    Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service


    Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au

    You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.

    • 17 min
    Ep32 VPC - School refusal and truancy with Dr Glenn Melvin

    Ep32 VPC - School refusal and truancy with Dr Glenn Melvin

    Dr Glenn Melvin is an Associate Professor & clinical and counselling psychologist from the School of Psychology, Deakin University in Melbourne. 

    Glenn completed his PhD in the treatment of adolescent depressive disorder and has since conducted research into novel treatments for youth depression. His research interests include anxiety, school refusal, depression and suicide prevention. He is currently working on a program to support parents who have a child with anxiety or depression. He works clinically with young people, and teaches medical students about human development across the lifespan.



    ~About the VPC~


    Building Informed Confident Parents

    Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service


    Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC. We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria. In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation. VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve. http://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au

    You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.

    • 6 min
    Ep47 VPC Live Event: Young people's mental health during COVID and beyond - Managing Everyday Anxiety With Dr Marie Yap

    Ep47 VPC Live Event: Young people's mental health during COVID and beyond - Managing Everyday Anxiety With Dr Marie Yap

    Welcome to this recorded VPC Live event, which had 600 people register to come online (over the two events we held) to listen to Dr Marie Yap. Clearly a very important topic facing families today.

    To find out about more future VPC events, please subscribe at http://vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au/e-news

    About Dr Marie Yap.

    Marie is an Associate Professor and Psychologist at Monash University. She is passionate about translating research evidence into resources that parents can access, to help promote their children's resilience and protect them from mental health and substance misuse problems.

    She has developed personalised online programmes to empower parents with evidence-based skills and strategies as part of her Parenting Strategies Program, with the aim of reducing the risk and impact of mental health conditions in children and young people.

    She is mum to an energetic 8-year-old and a 12-year-old turning 16.

    ~About the VPC~

    * Building Informed Confident Parents

    * Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service

    Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC.

    We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria.  In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation.

    VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve.

    To find out about future events and news please subscribe at

    https://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au

    Please subscribe to our podcast available at https://anchor.fm/vicparents and most podcasting platforms.

    You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.

    • 45 min
    Ep46 VPC Live Event : Providing daycare for Grandchildren: what really works. A conversation with guest, Author Pamela Holko

    Ep46 VPC Live Event : Providing daycare for Grandchildren: what really works. A conversation with guest, Author Pamela Holko

    Pamela Holko was an educator for more than 30 years of her life and when she retired in 2006 - she did so just in time to become a grandparent. After 6 years of grand-parenting duties Pamela decided to write a book about it, titled "Wednesday At Gams. Providing daycare for grandchildren: what really works." 

    Enjoy our conversation with Pam as she discusses the ups and more ups, of being an involved grandparent. 



    ~About the VPC~

    * Building Informed Confident Parents

    * Celebrating More Than 60 Years Of Service

    Established in 1959, VPC was originally known as the Parents and Friends Federation of Victoria. The parents of Catholic school children decided to act to empower school-going children and their parents and created what is now called VPC.

    We have come a long way and are now the most vibrant online community for parents of school aged children in Victoria.  In 2019 VPC celebrated 60 Years of Service as a non-profit organisation.

    VPC is a registered charity dedicated to everyone who supports Parents educating children. Being online has expanded our service to accommodate parents in Victoria, Australia and even globally – an exciting change, congratulations and thank you for expanding our ability to serve.

    https://www.vicparentscouncil.vic.edu.au

    You can subscribe to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.

    • 44 min

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