The following videos are used as part of the KidsMatter Component 4 professional learning. They have been developed to be viewed in the context of a range of discussions and activities that take place during the session. 
Video 1: Introduction to Component 4
Description Video
This video highlights the importance of seeking early help for children who may need extra help and support. It also affirms the importance of school staff collaborating with families and agencies to achieve the best outcomes for students.  
 
Length: 2:40 minutes
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 Video 2: Keep an eye out for your kids
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This video describes the role that schools play in helping children who are at risk of developing mental health difficulties, and their families. It has a particular focus on students from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. 

 

Length: 8:50 minutes

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Video 3: What's expected of me in component 4?
Description Video
This video clarifies the role of school staff in helping students with mental health difficulties. It highlights the importance of school staff providing a positive learning environment and assisting students to stay engaged with their education.  
 
Length: 2:22 minutes
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Video 4: Experiences of mental health
Description Video
This video outlines the different experiences of mental health in childhood. It explains that the contributors to mental health difficulties are complex. They include the interaction of genetics, temperament and what’s happening in a child’s family life, peer groups and school environment.  
 
Length: 5:10 minutes
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Video 5: The importance of getting help
Description Video
In this video the focus is the role of schools in supporting good outcomes for students, especially those who may experience mental health difficulties. It features an actor portraying an adult who has experienced ups and downs in her mental health since childhood. It emphasises the context of a school as a positive influence.
 
Length: 4:48 minutes
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Video 6: Internalising and externalising behaviours
Description Video
This video focuses on the concepts of ‘internalising’ and ‘externalising’ behaviours and how they may present at school.  
 
Length: 3:47 minutes
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Video 7: Recognising the signs of mental health difficulties
Description Video
This video introduces the KidsMatter observation tool, Behaviour-Emotions-Thoughts-Learning-Social Relationships (B-E-T-L-S).  it can be used to gather information about a child in different situations, over time and from different people’s perspectives. It is also used to identify a student’s strengths. 
 
Length: 5:04 minutes
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Video 8: Case study (Tim) - part one
Description Video
This video is Part One of a case study that applies the B-E-T-L-S observation tool. It features a child actor portraying the role of ‘Tim’ whose behaviour is observed by a classroom teacher.
 
Length: 2:27 minutes
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Video 8: Case study (Tim) - part two
Description Video
This video is Part Two of a case study applying the B-E-T-L-S observation tool and features a child actor portraying the role of ‘Tim’. The focus is on the teacher’s concern for, and response to Tim, and consultation with colleagues
 
Length: 2:37 minutes
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Video 8: Case study (Tim) - part three
Description Video
This video is Part Three of a case study applying the B-E-T-L-S observation tool. It features a child actor in the role of ‘Tim’. The focus is on the action of the teacher who talks to Tim’s parents about his behaviour both at school and at home. 
 
Length: 3:08 minutes
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Video 8: Case study (Tim) - part four
Description Video
This video is Part Four of a case study applying the B-E-T-L-S observation tool. It summarises the issues and focuses on the challenges of making a determination about the mental health of students, and the need to gather and share appropriate information. 
 
Length: 1:44 minutes
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Video 9: Component 4 and your KidsMatter journey
Description Video
This video examines the interrelationship of all four components of KidsMatter Primary in responding to students experiencing mental health difficulties. It articulates the benefits of KidsMatter Primary, and the contribution a school makes to the mental health and wellbeing of students and families.
 
Length: 5:57 minutes
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