Emerging Minds: Free Webinar – Engaging children as partners in practice to support their mental health and wellbeing

Presenters: Chris Dolman, Lisa Johnson and Dom Kleinig

Wednesday 12 December 2018, 1:00–2:00pm AEDT. Find your time zone.

Enabling children to have a genuine voice in decisions affecting their lives is a challenge faced by practitioners across a broad range of sectors. Yet it is a practice that significantly contributes to child safety and to useful early intervention and prevention approaches to support the mental health and wellbeing of children.

For practitioners, issues in adopting this practice can include: confidence in engaging children in developmentally appropriate ways; agency structural and workflow issues that inadvertently limit flexibility and creativity; the expectations of parents and carers on the type of intervention required; and finding ways of working collaboratively that minimise power imbalances between adults and children.

In this webinar, Chris, Lisa and Dom will draw on their years of experience in working with children and families to discuss the practices that they have found useful in creating genuine partnerships to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and their families.

This webinar by Emerging Minds is for practitioners who work with children, as well as practitioners who work with adults and who want to enhance their skills around engaging children. Learning outcomes will include:

  • An understanding of the key intentions and purposes of building genuine partnerships with children and families in service provision and the ethics that inform these endeavours;
  • An exploration of some ideas and practices to support practitioners to build genuine partnerships with children;
  • An introduction to some of useful tools and processes that can be readily implemented by organisations to support practice.

To register click HERE.