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Net Savvy: Psych4Schools
This website has been created by psychologist Murray Evely (Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Stream Leader) and educational psychologist Zoe Ganim.
Psych4Schools provides practical online resources to help teachers, leadership teams and other professionals work more effectively with children, parents and colleagues.
All Psych4Schools resources and services are designed to assist educational professionals to meet individual learning needs and promote wellbeing in primary and junior secondary school communities.
Psych4Schools resources are based on the latest research as well as the experience and expertise of psychologists, teachers, principals and other professionals working in schools. New resources are added regularly.
Most classrooms have children who worry or concern their teacher. It is not reasonable to expect teachers or school leaders to be experts on the many childhood conditions, co-existing issues and family situations that impact on children and their learning.
These short, practical ebooklets feature easy to implement, hands-on strategies to promote wellbeing and address key areas of learning from Beginners to Year 8.
Our Working with Children ebooklets link individual student wellbeing and management with teaching and learning by providing clear concise information and practical teaching strategies to assist you to appropriately address student needs.
Working with Parents and Working with Colleagues ebooklets suggest effective communication techniques to help you engage and work with adults more effectively.
The main areas of the membership section are:
Working with children
Working with parents
Working with colleagues
Forum – share ideas
The working with children section includes resources on:
- ESL (English as a Second Language)
- EAL (English as an additional language)
- Gifted and talented
- Learning difficulties
- Intellectual disability
- Disengaged and unmotivated learner
- Fear public speaking
- School refusal
- Bereavement (Grief after the death of a loved one)
- Fear world events (terrorism, disasters, pandemics)
- Worries excessively
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Separation anxiety (school drop offs and camps)
- Divorced or separated parents with conflict issues
- Parents with a serious illness (mental health, terminal illness, & chronic illness)
There is also a section which offers free download information including:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)