Using an intergenerational lens when working with children and parents

How might practitioners apply an intergenerational lens to their work with parents and families to better support children’s social and emotional wellbeing? This webinar will explore what an intergenerational lens is, and how practitioners can use it to better understand families and the interrelated nature of historical factors that inform a family’s current challenges or disadvantages including: mental health concerns, financial difficulties, family and domestic violence, homelessness, poverty, and child protection issues.
Practitioners will gain an understanding of prevention and early intervention frameworks; as well as techniques and practical tips to centre children when facilitating decision-making and interactions in work with parents.

The interdisciplinary panel will feature:
  • Danielle Abbott (Quality and Practice Lead at Family by Family),
  • David Tully (Family Violence Practice Manager at Relationships Australia SA)
  • Ann (VIC – Child and family partner)
  • and facilitator, Chris Dolman (Senior Workforce Development Officer at Emerging Minds).
Before the webinar:
Produced by the Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) in partnership with Emerging Minds.

Webinar date:
Thursday 23 September 2021

Webinar time:
7.15 pm – 8.30 pm (AEST)

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Body image concerns in young children

As children grow up, their bodies can and do rapidly change. Could you identify the red flags of body image concerns in children, and if you could, how might you support a culture of positive body image amongst children and their families?

This webinar will support practitioners in developing an understanding of red flags for body image issues amongst children; the importance of prevention and promotion of positive body image amongst children; and the role of collaboration and appropriate referrals when providing support and care to children experiencing body image concerns, and their families.

Hear from our interdisciplinary panel of experts as they share their insights and experiences in the field through a case-based discussion. Our panel includes Dr Stephanie Damiano (Researcher), Fiona Sutherland (Dietitian), Dr. Andrew Leech (General Practitioner), Dr. Rachel Cohen (Clinical Psychologist), and will be facilitated by Professor Stephen Trumble (General Practitioner).

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Webinar date:
Thursday 14 October 2021

Webinar time:
7.15 pm – 8.30 pm (AEDT)

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An interdisciplinary approach to caring for people living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What is the impact of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) on a person’s health and wellbeing, and how might different health professionals and mental health practitioners work together in providing support, care, and therapies for people who are living with OCD?

This webinar will assist practitioners in gaining an understanding of the biological and environmental factors that increase the risk of developing OCD; the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of OCD; and specific therapies for treating OCD.

Join our interdisciplinary panel of experts as they share their insights on the importance of collaborative care and appropriate referrals when providing care for people with OCD. Our panel includes Dr Johanna Lynch (General Practitioner), Dr Celin Gelgec (Clinical Psychologist), Dr Scott Blair-West (Psychiatrist), and will be facilitated by Professor Stephen Trumble (VIC – General Practitioner).  

Before the webinar:

Webinar date:
Thursday 28 October 2021

Webinar time: 
7.15 pm - 8.30 pm (AEDT)

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