Introducing child and family practice to parents

Date produced 22 September 2020

Join this panel of interdisciplinary experts for a discussion about strategies for establishing inclusive practice with children and parents that allows them to view themselves as the experts in their own lives as well as developing collaborative partnerships which move beyond the assumption of ‘fixing’ children. This webinar is a joint production of the Mental Health Professionals' Network (MHPN) and Emerging Minds.

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

  • outline how to make children and parents more active within professional practice and how to privilege the skills and know-how of children and parents
  • illustrate examples of conversations with parents and children that pave the way for relationships that are collaborative, accountable, and honouring of children’s voices
  • discuss how practitioners’ and parents’ perspectives need to shift to become more child-led
  • illustrate examples of the skills that practitioners can use to help children become more comfortable within a professional setting.

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios.:

  • Dr Melinda Goodyear (Researcher, VIC)

  • Ms Olivia Clayton (Psychologist, VIC)

  • Mr Jaisen Mahne (Child and Family Partner, TAS)

  • Ms Jacquie Lee (Communications Officer, Emerging Minds, SA)

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This webinar was produced in September 2020. The Mental Health Professionals’ Network’s webinars are produced for mental health professionals. The information is intended for suitably-experienced mental health professionals and does not replace clinical judgement and decision making. It is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. The subject matter is not exhaustive of any mental health conditions presented. Health professionals implementing any recommendations contained in the webinar must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Any information presented in the webinar recording was deemed relevant at the time of the live event and after this date has not been reviewed. No guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission.

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