Engaging parents of school aged children

Date produced 15 October 2018

View this webinar to gain insights into practice particularly relevant to engaging parents of school-aged children.

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

  • identify strategies to facilitate positive child-focused conversations with parents and children that uncovers their relationship strengths and vulnerabilities
  • describe practitioner tools that help parents to focus on the developmental needs of their children when facing adversity, conflict or separation
  • recognise the importance of regular shared playtime between children and their parents.


Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios.:

  • Sarah Seekamp (Occupational Therapist, South Australia)
  • Nicola Palfrey (Clinical Psychologist, Australian Capital Territory)
  • Ms Mandy Walsh (Child and family partner; and Lived Experience Consumer)



  • 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.

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