Working with Parents who Experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences

Date produced 06 June 2019

Join our panel of interdisciplinary experts for a discussion about the impact of adverse experiences on children. This webinar is a joint production of the Mental Health Professionals' Network (MHPN) and Emerging Minds. It is part of the Working Better Together Online Conference 2019 hosted by the MHPN.

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Watch this facilitated panel discussion of Janet and Justin's stories (Thy's parents) to be better equipped to:

• understand how the long-term effects of ACEs impact on adults and their parenting, and the therapeutic approaches that help overcome these impacts.

• be able to implement tips and strategies to support  adults and parents to make meaning of their adverse childhood experiences 

• ensure a practitioner focus on children’s social and emotional well being when working with parents who have been affected by ACEs.


Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios:

• Dr Nick Kowalenko (Psychiatrist, New South Wales)

• Ms Courtney Schuurman (Social Worker, Emerging Minds, Victoria)

• Dr Mary Salveron (Provisional Pychologist, Emerging Minds, South Australia)



  • Mr Daniel Moss (Workforce Development Manager, Emerging Minds, South Australia)

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