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June 4, 2024
12:30 PM - 2.00PM
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Interactive workshop from Emerging Minds

Join OPEN and workshop facilitators from Emerging Minds for an interactive session that will highlight ways in which organisations can better embed children’s social and emotional wellbeing in their child and family programs.

How can you embed children’s mental health and wellbeing into practice and organisational culture?

This engaging workshop will enhance understanding of children’s mental health and how organisations and practitioners can work in a trauma-informed approach that highlights children’s voices and experiences which can help develop trauma-informed service delivery and programs.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • The impact of intergenerational trauma on children’s mental health and wellbeing and how you can adapt your organisation to understand and work with this knowledge.
  • Trauma-informed ways of working that can promote children’s wellbeing and family resilience to help support the ongoing and increasing complexity of clients’ experiences.
  • How to embed trauma-informed practices and ways of working within organisational operations, culture and inform leaders’ decisions to help ensure that children’s mental health and wellbeing is highlighted and supported throughout service delivery.

This OPEN Forum will be particularly valuable to those designing and leading child and family programs and for passionate-change makers wanting to better embed children’s social and emotional wellbeing in their organisational advocacy and strategy.

For over 20 years Emerging Minds has been dedicated to advancing the mental health and emotional wellbeing of Australian infants, children, adolescents and their families. Emerging Minds is federally funded to lead the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health providing workforce development products and resources that aim to support professionals and organisations to improve social and emotional wellbeing and mental health outcomes for children (0-12 years).   

Katherine McLean
Katharine McLean is the Senior Child Mental Health Advisor for the Social Services team within Emerging Minds Partnerships and Implementation Team. Katharine has been working in the child and family sector for the last 20 years in frontline, practice and operational management roles spanning early childhood, homelessness, family support, post adoption and children’s mental health programs. 

Afra Durance
Afra Durance is the Child Mental Health Advisor for the Social Services team within Emerging Minds Partnerships and Implementation Team. Afra has over 15 years’ experience focused on promotion, prevention, and early intervention approaches to strengthening children’s mental health and wellbeing across the health, education, and community services sectors. 

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