Media Initiative For Children – Respecting Difference Programme Workshop 2021 Sessions

Event date(s): 04 October 2021 to 10 November 2021

Children together | NICRC

Join a training opportunity (funded by Community Relations Council) for early childhood care and education settings in the South Belfast, East Belfast and Newry, Mourne & Down Council areas to participate in the evidence-based Media Initiative For Children on the Respecting Difference Programme.

What is the Respecting Difference Programme?

Children need opportunities to discuss and acknowledge the similarities and differences between themselves and others. They also need to be able to express more effectively feelings associated with similarities and differences, including those of feeling left out. The Media Initiative for Children helps children to understand the meaning of acceptance and respect for others. Major research has found strong and robust evidence that the programme is effective in improving outcomes for young children in relation to their social and emotional development and awareness of and attitudes towards cultural differences. Moreover, these effects represent the added value to early years settings that the programme provides in enhancing social and emotional learning and promoting understanding of, and respect for differences. Participants will also be supported in the development of a Good Relations Plan for their setting.


Time and Date

Two sessions are available:

Session 1

4, 6, 11 & 12 October 2021 at 10AM for each session

Session 2

19 & 27 October 2021 and 2 & 10 November at 6PM for each session



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