Working with children and families during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Date produced 30 April 2020

Join our interdisciplinary panel of experts to explore and identify challenges and treatment opportunities for children and families during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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

  • outline appropriate language to use with children when explaining the Coronavirus and their current and future environment
  • discuss tips and strategies that can help a child feel safe and secure during the Coronavirus outbreak.
  • discuss the importance of collaboration and appropriate referrals when supporting a child, their family, and/or carer who are experiencing concerns around their mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Panellists:

  • Dr Andrew Leech (General Practitioner, Western Australia)
  • Nicola Palfrey (Psychologist, South Australia)
  • Julianne Whyte (Social Worker, New South Wales)

Facilitator

  • Professor Stephen Trumble (General Practitioner, Victoria)

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts' biographies

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts' biographies 

  • Dr Andrew Leech (General Practitioner, Western Australia)
  • Nicola Palfrey (Psychologist, South Australia)
  • Julianne Whyte Social Worker, New South Wales)

Facilitator

  • Professor Stephen Trumble (General Practitioner, Victoria)


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