Working with parents and children affected by intergenerational disadvantage

Date produced 22 August 2018

This webinar provides insights into practice that will help proactively engage with parents experiencing adversity to create opportunities for early identification and intervention to reduce the impact on children’s mental health. The webinar was co-produced by MHPN and Emerging Minds for the Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health (NWCCMH) project.

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Watch this facilitated panel discussion of Maxine's story to be better equipped to:

  • recognise risk factors and early intervention opportunities for children affected by intergenerational disadvantage
  • outline strategies to engage parents in ways that are both child-focused and respectful to improve child mental health
  • identify ways to have positive conversations with parents and children about children's mental health.

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios.:

  • Dr Nick Kawalenko (Psychiatrist, New South Wales)
  • Ms Nicola Palfrey (Psychologist, Australian Capital Territory)
  • Mr Chris Dolman (Social Worker, South Australia)


  • Mr. Daniel Moss  (Emerging Minds, South Australia)

This webinar was co-produced by MHPN and Emerging Minds for the Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health (NWCCMH) project.

The full suite of associated resources, including the audio recording, are available via the Emerging Minds website.

This webinar was produced in August 2018. The Mental Health Professionals’ Network’s webinars are produced for mental health professionals. The information is intended for suitably-experienced mental health professionals and does not replace clinical judgement and decision making. It is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. The subject matter is not exhaustive of any mental health conditions presented. Health professionals implementing any recommendations contained in the webinar must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Any information presented in the webinar recording was deemed relevant at the time of the live event and after this date has not been reviewed. No guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission.

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