What is infant and child mental health and why is it important for all practitioners to think about it webinar
Child Family Community Australia & Emerging Minds, Australia, December, 2018
This webinar was the first in a series of webinars being facilitated in partnership between Emerging Minds and CFCA, with a specific focus on the mental health of infants and children.
This webinar featured Brad Morgan, Emerging Minds’ Director, and Helen Francis, Emerging Minds’ National to Local Manager, who described how Emerging Minds works across sectors to identify effective practice, and to support practice development that improves the early identification and prevention of child mental health issues. They explained the suite of resources that Emerging Minds produces, and how these can help practitioners and organisations to develop child-focused and parent-sensitive practice.
Emerging Minds’ child and family partner discussed their experience of service delivery, examples where practitioners have provided child-focused service provision, and examples where opportunities were missed.
Learning outcomes include understandings of:
- why early identification and prevention of children’s mental health issues needs to be everyone’s business
- managing the impact of adult issues on parenting as core business in adult health and social services
- the work of Emerging Minds in partnership with practitioners and organisations to improve services for children and their parents
- effective practice support for children’s social and emotional wellbeing, in the presence of family difficulties.
Discover more resources
Can we detect mental health risk at school entry?Melissa J GreenThis article presents a summary of the findings reported in 'Latent profiles of early developmental vulnerabilities in a NSW child cohort at age 5 years' (2018) and 'Early developmental risk for subsequent childhood mental disorders in an Australian population cohort' (2018).
Engaging with children and parents with complex needs – a systems approach webinarEmerging Minds and Mental Health Professionals' Network (MHPN)The webinar featured a facilitated interdisciplinary panel discussion of a case study. The panel comprised of Dr Jamie Lee (Psychologist) and Professor Leonie Segal (Psychiatrist). Dan Moss, Emerging Minds’ Workforce Development Manager facilitated the discussion.
March 2019 research highlightsVariousThis March research summary provides a selection of recently released papers, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses related to infant and child mental health.Each article is accompanied by a brief synopsis that highlights the key messages of the paper. Links to abstracts, full-text articles and related resources, where available, are provided.