Engaging parents of children approaching adolescence

Emerging Minds and Mental Health Professionals' Network (MHPN), Australia, 2018

The webinar featured a facilitated interdisciplinary panel discussion of a case study. The panel comprised of Elly Robinson (Executive Manager, Parenting Research Centre) and Michael Carr-Gregg (Psychologist). Dan Moss, Emerging Minds’ Workforce Development Manager facilitated the discussion.

Learning Outcomes

Through an exploration of developmental psychology of children as they become adolescents participants will:

  • Identify practical tips and strategies for effective conversations with adolescents and their parents
  • Recognise the differences between normal adolescent behaviour and mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety
  • Describe current trends in adolescent drug and alcohol use, cyber-bullying, risk-taking behaviour and self-harm.

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