Webinar | Shrinking problems with children and families

Emerging Minds and Mental Health Professionals' Network (MHPN), Australia, June 2021

This is the sixth and final webinar in the third series on child and infant mental health, presented by Emerging Minds and the Mental Health Professionals’ Network.

This webinar outlines practice skills for working with children who are experiencing emotional wellbeing problems and demonstrates how to help these children become aware of when their problems are shrinking and how to encourage them to be mindful of the skills used to shrink their problems.

Learning outcomes:

  • Discuss how to enable children to describe problems in their own terms and in ways that are meaningful and useful for them.
  • Outline how to work with children to understand how problems are impacting on their lives and noticing the limits of these impacts so that children’s strengths, skills, and know-how can be explored.
  • Identify how to ensure problems are understood in the social context of children’s lives so that shame is minimised and overcome in the lives of children.
  • Discuss how to help children to notice when problems are shrinking, and the skills and know-how they have used to shrink the problem.

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