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WACOSS is a project partner with the Commissioner for Children and Young People for the 2012 Thinker in Residence programme

May 03, 2012

WACOSS is a project partner with the Commissioner for Children and Young People for her 2012 Thinker in Residence programme. This programme will focus on:

  • Improving the capacity of Western Australian children to regulate their emotions and behaviour is the theme of the Commissioner for Children and Young People Michelle Scott’s second Thinker in Residence.
The residency will examine self-regulation among children and will provide parents, health and other professionals, early childhood educators and teachers with strategies to develop and boost the ability of a child to self-regulate.

“Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and modify emotions, to focus or shift attention, to control impulses and to tolerate frustration or delay gratification,” Ms Scott said.

Dr Shanker will speak at a keynote lecture and public forums for parents; attend meetings with key decision makers in government, private and non-government sectors; and conduct master-classes with professionals working with children and young people. As well the Alliance for Children at Risk is hosting a breakfast for people in the child protection sector on 7th June 2012.

More information about the 2012 Thinker in Residence is available at the Commissioner’s website www.ccyp.wa.gov.au