Responding to the mental health needs of infants and toddlers

Emerging Minds and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), Australia, March, 2019

Resource Summary

This webinar was presented in conjunction with Emerging Minds and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. It features Dr Ros Powrie (psychiatrist), Dr Penny Burns (GP), Kham Sirimanotham (Child and Family Partner) and faciliator, Dr James Best. The presenters discuss responding to the mental health needs of infants and children using a case study from Emerging Minds’ e-learning learning courses. The speakers provided practical examples of how GPs can engage with parents and children.

This webinar examines presentations of mental health difficulties in infants and toddlers from newborns to three years of age. It explores GPs interactions with infants and toddlers and parents in ways that effectively support co-ordinated service responses. It will examine Haley and Crystal’s case study, to show how GPs might respond to infant and toddler mental health presentations, while providing practical examples of positive engagement with parents.

The presenters discuss how they would approach a session with Haley and Crystal. What will they be looking for? What
kind of questions would they ask Haley and Crystal? What information about infant mental health would they provide?
An Emerging Minds’ child and family partner will also describe their experience of General Practice, and what was useful in responding to the mental health needs of their infants and toddlers.

Presenters:

Penny Burns (GP)
Ros Powrie (Psychiatrist)
Kham Sirimanotham (Child and Family Partner)
James Best (Facilitator)

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