Does this Child Need Help?

Does This Child Need Help? (DTCNH?) Identification and Early Childhood Intervention

(3rd Edition)


Does This Child Need Help? One day training courses

A number of Does This Child Need Help? training courses are being held at various locations around NSW in 2017. This is a one day training program being carried out by accredited ECIA NSW / ACT trainers.

Does this Child Need Help? provides educators with the tools to identify and talk with families. It has 3 key tips to help educators communicate effectively with families around developmental concerns:

  • Build trust and respect by establishing and maintaining strong, open and positive relationships with families.
  • Maintain a good foundational knowledge of child development, such as an understanding of milestones and when they are typically reached. Recording observations of children’s participation and relating these to your knowledge of child development can be a good starting point.
  • Develop a strong network within your team and with other support professionals to provide a sounding board and give you an opportunity to talk through when and how to best talk about the concern with a family.

Does this Child Need Help? focuses on identifying concerns about early childhood development and practicing strategies for raising these concerns. All participants receive a take home resource, so they can refer back to materials and share lessons from the workshop with their team.

Click here to view a list of workshops and register to attend.

To request the training in your area please contact Libby Forsyth, Professional Development Manager on lforsyth@ecia-nsw.org.au.


Does This Child Need Help? Identification and Early Childhood Intervention (3rd Edition)

The Learner's Resource Book is a very valuable, stand-alone resource for all who work with young children and their families. It is a central component of all Does This Child Need Help? training courses and is also available for general purchase.

The full training package is generally available for purchase only by ECIA NSW / ACT trained Does This Child Need Help? presenters, who undertook the "train the trainer" courses held in October 2014. This highly regarded training package for early childhood professionals comprises of a Presenter’s Guide, Presenter's DVD (with PowerPoint and Handouts), DTCNH? Film & Triggers DVD and a Learner's Resource Book.

Click here to download an order form (PDF).