Working with parents and children affected by intergenerational disadvantage webinar
Emerging Minds and Mental Health Professionals' Network (MHPN), Australia, 2018
This webinar features a facilitated interdisciplinary panel discussion of a case study. The panel comprises of Dr. Nick Kowalenko (psychiatrist), Chris Dolman (social worker), Nicola Palfrey is a clinical (psychologist), and is facilitated by Dan Moss, the Workforce Development Manager for Emerging Minds. It is recommended that the case study is read before watching the webinar.
Through an exploration of intergenerational disadvantage, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:
- recognise risk factors and early intervention opportunities for children affected by intergenerational disadvantage
- outline strategies to engage parents in ways that are both child-focused and respectful to improve child mental health
- identify ways to have positive conversations with parents and children about children’s mental health.
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2. Understanding the impacts of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) on child mental healthDr. Sara McLeanThis resource highlights the significance of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to practitioners working in child, family and/or adult-focused services. In particular, it outlines emerging understandings about the association between FASD and common mental health concerns in children and young people. It is part of a series of Emerging Minds resources on FASD and its impact on children and families.