Supporting children’s mental health after trauma webinar

Emerging Minds and Mental Health Professionals' Network (MHPN), Australia, 2019

The webinar featured a facilitated interdisciplinary panel discussion of a case study. The panel comprised of Dr Sara McLean (psychologist), Dr Jackie Amos (psychiatrist) and Phoebe (lived experience advocate). Dan Moss, Emerging Minds’ Workforce Development Manager facilitated the discussion.

Learning outcomes

Through an exploration of children’s mental health after trauma, participants will be better equipped to:

  • Identify the impacts of trauma and adversity on the developing brain and how this might affect a child’s behaviour, social and cognitive functioning
  • Describe effective applications of preventative approaches that can reduce the likelihood of mental health and behavioural concerns developing in children at different stages of their lives
  • Identify individual family contexts of children and parents who present to services after trauma and ways to have helpful conversations, providing ways forward and hope.

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