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.