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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.

    Ep04 - Stress and Anxiety: What can parents do? With guest Dr Glenn Mevlin.

    Ep04 - Stress and Anxiety: What can parents do? With guest Dr Glenn Mevlin.

    Dr Glenn 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.

    • 25 min
    Ep38 - VPC LIVE EVENT - "Heading Back to School" with guest Michelle Mitchell

    Ep38 - VPC LIVE EVENT - "Heading Back to School" with guest Michelle Mitchell

    VPC LIVE EVENT - "Heading Back to School" with guest Michelle Mitchell, author, speaker and educator

    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.



    ~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.

    • 55 min
    Ep18 VPC - Negotiating Individual Education Plans with guest Dr Kate Jacobs

    Ep18 VPC - Negotiating Individual Education Plans with guest Dr Kate Jacobs

    Dr Kate Jacobs (B.A., Post.Grad.Dip.Psych., PhD/M.Psych. MAPS, MCDEDP) is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist. In 2013 she was awarded the Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for the best PhD thesis for the year in the Education Faculty at Monash University.

    In addition to working as a University Lecturer and researcher, Kate is the founder, director and principal psychologist at Raise The Bar Psychology, a psychology clinic based in Moorabbin (with rooms also in Collingwood).

    Raise The Bar Psychology provides comprehensive psycho-educational assessments for students experiencing learning difficulties; with the goal being to provide individualised and targeted support to enable the student to reach their academic potential.

    Kate has travelled extensively around Australia presenting professional development workshops to parents, teachers, psychologists and other allied health professionals on identifying and supporting students with learning difficulties.



    ~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.

    • 16 min
    Ep37 - VPC LIVE EVENT - "Living, Learning and Working at Home" with Digital with guest Martine Oglethorpe

    Ep37 - VPC LIVE EVENT - "Living, Learning and Working at Home" with Digital with guest Martine Oglethorpe

    Living, Learning and Working at Home with Digital.

    Please subscribe to our podcast series and also to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.

    Martine is a parent educator, and qualified youth and family counsellor at The Modern Parent. She speaks, writes and consults on the challenges faced by families in the modern world.  With a  background in secondary teaching she presents workshops to parents and teachers in the modern world, cyber safety and living with technology.  

    Martine also helps families and youth with private consultations. She has presented to numerous school, community and corporate groups as well as individuals struggling with the challenges of technology and the online world.  Martine is passionate about helping parents embrace positive aspects of the cyber world whilst minimising the risks, in order to be the most relevant and important teacher and supporter for their children.

    ~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.

    • 52 min
    Ep36 - VPC LIVE EVENT - "Learning From Home" with guest Amanda Lecaudé

    Ep36 - VPC LIVE EVENT - "Learning From Home" with guest Amanda Lecaudé

    Please subscribe to our podcast series and also to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.

    Amanda is an experienced academic life coach, executive function coach and organising expert who works closely with schools and students to ensure they are equipped with simple and effective organisational, time management and study skills, which are key to their success and enjoyment at school and in life. She regularly speaks and conducts workshops for students from Year 6-12 and in particular with a focus on the transition of students between primary and secondary school. Amanda’s workshops range from speaking to small and large student groups with the topics focusing on educating and providing students with practical tips and strategies to assist them with their academic lives.

    She is a regular speaker at a variety of conferences, workshops and panels and is becoming well known for her expert knowledge and experience in these key topics. Amanda’s audiences, particularly parents, appreciate her content rich tips and strategies enabling them to be better equipped to face the challenges they and their children confront today.

    https://organisingstudents.com.au/

    ~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.

    • 53 min
    Ep35 VPC: Collaborative Planning: Using Universal Design for Learning principles for home school conversations with Sarah Humphreys

    Ep35 VPC: Collaborative Planning: Using Universal Design for Learning principles for home school conversations with Sarah Humphreys

    Please subscribe to our podcast series and also to the Video version of the podcast at our YouTube channel.

    Sarah Humphreys is a freelance education consultant with a focus on inclusion and developing and promoting curriculum access for all.  She is passionate about building positive relationships between parents and schools to support genuine inclusion.

    Sarah has a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of London. She has worked in both regular and special education settings in England and Australia and has lectured at the University of Sydney on inclusion. Through her role as Student Diversity Senior Project Officer with the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (ACARA) Sarah was able to introduce Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as part of the curriculum development process to ensure the curriculum could be interpreted and implemented flexibly to meet the needs of all students.

    BA (Hons) Primary Education, MA Special Education

    Links

    UDL on Youtube  http://bit.ly/udlyoutube

    https://inclusiveschools.com.au/

    https://www.authenticparentvoice.com/

    • 28 min

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