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Free webinar: What is child-focused supervision in adult-focused services and how does it work?

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Presenters: Pam Rycroft and Dan Moss

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 1:00-2:00pm AEDT. Find your time zone.

Practitioners face a number of challenges when seeking to engage parents in conversations about the effects of their presenting concern on their children’s mental health and wellbeing. These challenges may mean that child-focused conversations are not always evident in practice, despite clear intentions, and that possible concerns about children’s wellbeing are not responded to.
Staff need to be supported by robust organisational processes and practices that plan, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of child-focused practice. Supportive, accountable and reflective supervision processes are an essential, but sometimes elusive, element in supporting staff to develop child-focused competencies.

This webinar will explore child-focused supervision practices, as well as presenting other initiatives used by managers, supervisors and practitioners in creating an organisational context to support child-focused practice in adult services.

This webinar assists practitioners who work with parents in adult-focused services through:

  • describing what characterises child-focused supervision practices and the responsibilities of organisations to support these
  • outlining practitioner competencies that enable child-focused practice
  • highlighting a range of innovative and achievable processes that support an organisation’s commitment to child-focused practice
  • exploring some of the challenges that may arise in the context of the supervision relationship when exploring child-focused practices in adult services.

This webinar is co-produced by CFCA and Emerging Minds in a series focusing on children’s mental health. They are working together as part of the Emerging Minds: 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.