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Supporting children's mental health when working with separated parents
Explore how practitioners who work outside of specialist family dispute resolution or counselling services can make children’s wellbeing a central aspect of their conversations with parents navigating separation and divorce.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Outline strategies for supporting parents’ wellbeing during separation.
  • Discuss strategies for engaging parents to explore, understand and respond to their child’s experience of separation.
  • Discuss strategies for supporting parents to take a child-focused approach to parenting.

Panel List

  • Vanya Libardi de Almeida (Child and Family Partner, SA)
  • Roxanne Nathan (Social Worker / Family Dispute Practitioner, Relationships Australia, SA)
  • Helen McMullan (Service Manager, Family Relationship Centre, Uniting Communities)
Facilitated by Chris Dolman (Senior Practice Development Officer, Emerging Minds)


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