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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.
This webinar was the fourth 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.
The ability of generalist practitioners to identify adults who are either perpetrating or experiencing family and domestic violence (FDV) is crucial for the prevention and early identification of its effects on children. In this webinar, Professor Sarah Wendt discussed research she is leading on the skills, understanding and support that practitioners require to be able to identify and respond to presentations from adult perpetrators and victims, and to ensure a focus on children’s social and emotional wellbeing.
This research shows that over two-thirds of parents presenting to Relationships Australia SA (RASA) identify as being affected by FDV, either as perpetrators or victims. David Tully discussed this research from a service perspective at RASA, sharing some of their experiences that have led to specific child-focused policies and practices and how these have supported positive outcomes for children. He also discussed practice models that support practitioners to have child-focused conversations with adults.
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.
- Introducing the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health: A focus for all health and welfare practitioners
This CFCA 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.
- Keeping children visible in practice responses to family and domestic violence
This Emerging Minds paper supports practitioners and organisations to respond to FDV in ways that prioritise children’s social and emotional wellbeing and safety.
- Fathers who use violence: Options for safe practice where there is ongoing contact with children
This CFCA paper responds to a challenge that has continued to frustrate workers attempting to intervene to support women and children living with DFV.
- Children's exposure to domestic and family violence: Key issues and responses
This CFCA paper examines the literature assessing children's exposure to domestic and family violence, and findings that domestic and family violence can affect children's behaviour, schooling, cognitive development, mental and physical wellbeing, and is the leading cause of homelessness for children.
- Domestic and family violence in pregnancy and early parenthood: Overview and emerging interventions
This CFCA practitioner resource provides an overview of the issues relevant to understanding domestic and family violence during pregnancy and then examines implications for practice and some promising interventions for responding to domestic and family violence and preventing future violence.
- Intimate partner violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer communities
This practitioner resource outlines the issues around intimate partner violence in LGBTIQ communities and describes implications for practice.
This Emerging Minds paper is about why it is difficult for some parents to talk to practitioners about their children’s mental health and what practitioners can do to make it easier for parents to have those conversations.