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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Learning Outcomes

Through an exploration of child inclusive practice that focuses on children’s social and emotional wellbeing participants will:

  • 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


  • Sarah Seekamp (occupational therapist)
  • Nicola Palfrey (psychologist)
  • Mandy Walsh (child and family partner and lived experience consumer)
  • Facilitator: Daniel Moss  (Emerging Minds, Workforce Development Manager)


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