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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

Free

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.
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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.