Social and emotional learning; promoting positive behaviour
As a parent or carer, it’s important to build the social and emotional learning of our children, and promote positive behaviour in our environment. So why is promoting positive behaviour so important, and how can we demonstrate it?
Children love boundaries – they may not know it, and they may complain or even throw a tantrum, but they need these boundaries around them. Children benefit greatly from knowing they are in a stable environment and that they are being looked after by an adult. Providing these boundaries gives them the ability to feel secure and self-confident.
There are a number of ways we can demonstrate positive behaviour, and these involve; building a learning environment that is positive and supportive; creating and implementing strategies for building skills and strengthening positive behaviours; and creating and implementing strategies for decreasing undesired behaviours. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we discuss these ideas in more detail.
The Wishing Well foundation
The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.
The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.
The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.
The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.
Support the Wishing Well
The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW. Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis. The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:
- Funding availability
- The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
- The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
- Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person
The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information: