Making children visible in work with parents 

 

When practitioners work with parents who have experienced adversity it is essential to ensure that their children are visible during the process. This webinar will provide strategies to emphasise a child’s wellbeing when working with parents; including non-judgemental and collaborative ways to talk to parents about their children, with the goal of helping parents consider the effects of their adversity on children.

This webinar will also explore the domains of a child’s life that can help make children visible in all practice with parents. Our panel will describe the development of the PERCS conversation guide and how this can support practitioners to have conversations with parents about their children’s wellbeing.

The interdisciplinary panel of subject matter experts includes: Rachael Dean (Child and Family Partner), Dr Dan Moss (Workforce Development Manager, Emerging Minds), Clare Klapdor (Social Worker) and will be facilitated by Jacquie Lee (Communications Officer – Emerging Minds).

Before the webinar:
  • Learn about our panel
  • Read the case study upon which the discussion will be based

Produced by the Mental Health Professionals’ Network in partnership with Emerging Minds.

Webinar date:
Thursday 19 August 2021

Webinar time:
7.15pm – 8.30pm (AEST).

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Self-Care: How to be a sustainable practitioner

 
Sustaining a healthy work life balance as a mental health care professional is difficult in the context of the long hours required, the heavy workload, the pressure to succeed, and the fear of making mistakes – all of which can ultimately lead to burnout. As well as accessing medical care when required, a self-care plan can help ensure practitioners continue their work sustainably.

With the goal of helping practitioners achieve balance both professionally and personally, this webinar will outline how to develop a practical self-care plan that includes clear outcomes and avenues for feedback from various individuals in a practitioner's life (family, friends, clients, and colleagues). In learning how to develop a self-care plan, webinar attendees will learn boundary setting and time management strategies that will ensure they are able to both switch off and reduce stress.

Prior to the webinar, attendees are invited to complete a short exercise comprising of four questions to reflect on their current self-care practice. After the webinar, attendees will be sent the same questions so they can reflect on their learnings and how they will manage self-care in the future.

Our interdisciplinary panel of experts includes Dr Roger Sexton (General Practitioner), Hugh Kearns (Educator and Researcher) and will be facilitated by Nicola Palfrey (Clinical Psychologist).

Before the webinar:

Webinar date:
Tuesday 7 September 2021

Webinar time:
7.15pm – 8.30pm (AEST).

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