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Wed. 22 March 2017, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm AWST
This training supports participants to feel more confident about talking to parents about mental illness. It looks at what makes conversations awkward and provides practice opportunities to enhance learning. It will provide strategies to engage in conversations with parents about their mental health, explore how to support parenting and parent-child relationships and to identify resources to assist families.
This training will also introduce you to Let’s Talk About Children, an intervention that aims to make talking about children and parenting issues a natural part of the alliance between parents and workers. It has been developed for work with parents with their child and family about their mental health issues. This intervention uses conversation with the parent to help both the parent and worker to explore the needs of the child, how the parent’s mental health may be affecting their parenting and their child, and the supports they may need. As a participant you will also be introduced to a number of resources on the COPMI National website that will support you in your practice.