Webinar: Sharing information and engaging with parents about child mental health


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Event Notes

This webinar explores how practitioners can support child mental health by sharing information and effectively engaging with parents.

Practitioners working with parents regularly share information with them about child health and development. Sharing information with parents about child mental health is important because the issue is widely misunderstood.

This webinar will explore how practitioners can share information about children’s mental health (0-12 years) and effectively engage parents to support prevention and early intervention for child mental health difficulties.

Drawing upon practice wisdom, research findings and lived experience, Angela, Myfanwy and Mandy will explore how practitioners can tailor information about child mental health to:

  • meet families’ unique needs
  • reflect the circumstances that impact on family relationships, social relationships and relational capabilities.

We will also examine some of the factors that might get in the way of engaging parents during this process and how these barriers can be approached.

Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own practice. Further resources on child mental health will also be provided.

This webinar was the first in a series focusing on children’s mental health. It has been 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.

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