From Multiple Perspectives: Common Practice Challenges - The Perspective of Practitioners

Date produced 30 May 2019

Join our interdisciplinary panel of experts for a discussion about practice challenges in working with parents who have experienced family adversity, with a focus on supporting children’s well being. 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 to be better equipped to:

• understanding of the challenges faced by parents facing adversity when they present at services. What worries them? How can practitioners assuage their concerns?

• understand professional practices that support parent-child relationships to overcome adversity.

• understand how practitioners can support parents through adversity, while still maintaining a focus on the social and emotional wellbeing of children.




Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios:

• Mr Ben Rogers (Occupational Therapist, New South Wales)

• Dr Jackie  Amos (Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, South Australia)

• Ms Sarah Decrea (Practice Leader of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Services, Relationships Australia, South Australia)



  • Mr Chris Dolman (Social Worker, Emerging Minds, South Australia)


Access the presentation slides to enrich your learning experience.

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