Young carers, children as members of their communities, life at primary school and the Nordic approach to supporting middle years children — this is what we discussed at Families ACT’s second Middle Years Forum.
The Resource Kit Includes special topic books, puppets, CD, DVD, cards and a Hints & Tips Guide and instructional DVD on how to use the kit's resources. Three of these kits are available for members to borrow.
The middle years of children’s development – the years between 8 and 12 – have been described by leading child development researcher Gerry Redmond as a period of 'benign neglect', characterised by a lack of dedicated research data and critical gaps in funding for support services.
Families ACT will tomorrow host the Middle Years Forum, bringing together experts from the research, medical, education and community sectors to discuss how children develop between the ages of eight and 12.