Behaviour as Communication

Hello, and welcome to this self-paced learning module about how the behaviour of young people recovering from a tough start to life can be seen as important communication from them.

Before we get started, I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands I live and work on, and the continuing connection Aboriginal people feel to land, culture and community. I would also like to pay respects to their ancestors past, present, and emerging.

My name is Colby Pearce and across the past twenty -eight years I have worked continuously in the child protection space, as an employee and independent contractor for the statutory child protection body in South Australia. I support teams that work in child protection and out-of-home care. I have developed and delivered programs in South Australia and Ireland. Most workdays I talk to children and young people who are recovering from a tough start to life, and adults who interact with them in care and/or professional roles.

Time will not permit me to speak at-length on today’s topic. For greater exposure to what I have learned in my work I refer you to and In particular, you may be interested in looking at the self-paced learning modules that I have started to make available via my sites.

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