VPC LIVE EVENT

“Learning from Home” in conversation with guest Amanda Lecaudé and VPC facilitator Jacqui Van de Velde - Wednesday, 29 April from 8-9 PM AEST

This event aims to focus on the amazing things we are seeing from both parents and schools. It is a free event, so register, send in your questions and concerns, and join the conversation!

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FILL IN OUR COVID-19 PARENT SURVEYS FOR A FREE VPC VIP MEMBERSHIP TODAY!

Get involved and have your say! 

Take part in our survey and to say “thank you” receive a “Friends of VPC” 2020 Membership.      

Parents are doing amazing things with their children during the learning from home period. 

Learning from home? How is it working? How are you coping? 

VPC COVID-19 COLLABORATION RESEARCH:

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At the moment, we are all trying to stay positive about the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are looking for ways to get involved in slowing the spread and better understanding the virus, we hope that you consider completing a short 20-minute international study. Victorian Parents Council, VPC, is collaborating with ‘researchers at the Monash University - Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, MCHRI, and leading international agencies, to learn more about the COVID- 19 pandemic and strategies to prevent infection.

The following link will bring you to an information page, where you can complete the survey*, www.mbmc-cmcm.ca/covid19. The goal for this study is to understand more about how people are dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak in order to learn how we can individually work to slow the spread in our own community. As always, we are looking toward the future, where we overcome this difficult time for us and for our children. Our hope is that we can come out of this stronger than ever.

We are all in this together.

*Please note; all responses are deidentified so no one will be able to align survey responses to individuals.

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS, EDUCATORS & STUDENTS

Department of Health (Federal Government) - COVID-19 Daily Updates/​Current Figures/Key Contact Numbers

Victorian Department of Health

Victorian Department of Education and Training - COVID-19 Daily Updates

Department of Education, Skills & Employment - Advice on managing risks associated with COVID-19

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) - COVID-19 Updates on HSC 2020 & Contact Details for VCE

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) - COVID-19 Updates for current Year 12 students

Education and Training TAFE Victoria - COVID-19 Updates

eSafety Commissioner - COVID-19 Online Safety Kit for Parents

PARENT SUPPORT & RESOURCES FOR DISTANCE LEARNING

Victorian Department of Education and Training - COVID-19 Daily Updates

Learning from home in a school setting

10 Tips For Learning @ home by Amanda Lecaude

HAVE YOUR SAY - VPC Polls

▶  VPC Poll for Parents

Parents are you confident sending your child/children back to school?

Have Your Say (link to survey)

 

▶ VPC Poll for Educators

Educators are you confident returning to face-to-face school?

Have Your Say (link to survey)

MENTAL HEALTH & FAMILY WELL BEING FOR EDUCATORS, PARENTS & CHILDREN

VPC Mental Health and Well being

Kids Helpline - A dedicated 24/7 phone/email/webchat service for kids concerned about coronavirus

kidshelpline.com.au/coronavirus or Call 1800 551 800


Reachout.com - 10 ways to take care of yourself during coronavirus for teens

au.reachout.com/articles/10-ways-to-take-care-of-yourself-during-coronavirus


Beyond Blue - Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak or call 1300 224 636


Headspace - Information is for young people affected by stress related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How to cope with stress related to COVID-19


The Resilience Centre, is running a #StayConnected campaign during this time. They are gathering many tips, suggestions and demonstrations of how you might do this with your family, friends and community https://www.theresiliencecentre.com.au/stayconnected/


Mental Health Line - Staffed by mental health professionals who will ask questions to determine if you or, the person you are concerned about, needs ongoing mental health care and how urgently it is needed

Call 1800 011 511


1800RESPECT - 24/7 support for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse

www.1800respect.org.au or call 1800 737 732


Lifeline Australia – A national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services

Call 13 11 14


Mensline Australia – Telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns

mensline.org.au/wellbeing-blog/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-covid-19/ or call 1300 78 99 78


COVID-19 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR PARENTS

Please speak to your school directly if you are experiencing financial stress during these challenging times.​

 National Debt Helpline - COVID-19 Financial Survival Guide, steps to take and where to find support

ndh.org.au/debt-problems/covid19/                                                    

MORE UPDATES COMING SOON.