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A full recording of the webinar and related resources, including slides, audio and a transcript, is now available.
The full recording of the webinar is also available on our YouTube Channel.
If the social and emotional wellbeing of children is to be everyone’s business, then consistent, cross-sector practices need to be employed in adult- and child-focused services.
In this webinar, Brad Morgan, Emerging Minds’ Director, and Helen Francis, Emerging Minds’ National to Local Manager, 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.
Jaisen Mahne, Emerging Minds’ child and family practitioner, discussed his experience of service delivery, examples where practitioners have provided child-focused service provision, and examples where opportunities were missed.
Further reading and resources
- Introducing the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health: A focus for all health and welfare practitioners
This short article introduces the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health, which aims to build workforce capacity to better support children at risk of mental health conditions.
- Emerging Minds online training resources
The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health offers innovative online courses specifically designed to support practice. The courses are innovative, interactive, engaging, free and contain invaluable practical demonstrations to help you put learning into practice.
- Diagnosis in child mental health: Exploring the benefits, risks and alternatives
This paper, co-produced by CFCA and Emerging Minds, is designed to encourage practitioners in the child and family welfare sector to examine their own understanding of diagnostic systems, and to critically reflect on the role that diagnosis plays in their work with children and families.
- Engaging with parents and infants in the first thousand days
This webinar facilitated by Emerging Minds and the Mental Health Professionals’ Network provides insights into practice particularly relevant to supporting parents and infants in the critical first thousand days and features an interdisciplinary panel discussion of a case study.
- Working with parents and children affected by intergenerational disadvantage
This webinar facilitated by Emerging Minds and the Mental Health Professionals’ Network discusses working with parents affected by intergenerational disadvantage and features an interdisciplinary panel discussion of a case study.
This webinar was co-produced by CFCA and Emerging Minds. They are working together as part of the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health, which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the National Support for Child and Youth Mental Health Program.