Introducing child and family practice to parents

Emerging Minds and Mental Health Professionals' Network (MHPN), Australia, September 2020

This webinar features an interdisciplinary panel discussion of a case study. Facilitated by Jacquie Lee – Emerging Minds’ Communications Officer. The panel includes Dr Melinda Goodyear (Researcher at Emerging Minds), Olivia Clayton (Psychologist) and Jaisen Mahne (Child and Family Partner).

Learning outcomes

This webinar discusses 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. It provides participants with the following learnings:

  • 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.

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