Engaging with parents and infants in the first thousand days

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

This webinar features a facilitated interdisciplinary panel discussion of a case study. The panel includes Dr Nick Kowalenko (psychiatrist), Mandy Seyfang (OT/Infant mental health therapist) and Jonathon Main (Relationships Australia). Dan Moss, Emerging Minds’ Workforce Development Manager facilitates the discussion.

Learning outcomes

Through an exploration of contemporary research around infant mental health, and how this translates to positive and proactive practice with both infants and their parents, participants will:

  • identify early intervention and prevention opportunities in work with parents
  • outline strategies to engage parents respectfully and collaboratively
  • outline common practice challenges for professionals working with infants and their families.

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