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Building Supportive Relationships and Social Networks

Core Component

Supportive relationships between parents/carers and their infants and children are fundamental to reducing harm to children aged 0 to 5 years of age. The relationship with the service provider and the family is important to achieve this aim. Supportive relationships also enable parents/carers to seek advice and respite from others when needed. 

Flexible activities include:

The curriculum material of the program includes activities to support parents to build supportive relationships with their children, and interaction between parent and child is often a focus of the delivery sessions. The relationship with the service provider is often built through regular delivery sessions over a long-time frame.

Last updated:

10 Feb 2023

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