The Whanganui DHB presents a regional facilitated e-learning workshop ‘Keeping Families and Children in Mind’ & ‘Let’s Talk’.
This workshop is a must for anyone implementing the NZ Ministry of Health Supporting Families Healthy Children (COPMIA) guidelines.
‘Keeping Families and Children in Mind’ is a package for clinicians who work with parents who experience mental illness. This package supports participants to develop a family-sensitive approach and to consider the perspective and involvement of children and young people. Information is presented in an interesting, thought provoking and multimedia way that keeps the participant engaged. Topics include risk and protective factors, determinants affecting mental health, stigma, service user as a parent, barriers for clinicians, importance of talking to children, impact of mental illness on the family, strengths based approach, practical steps for clinicians, young carers and grandparent carers. This package is divided into six modules.
‘Let’s Talk’ is a brief, easy to use, evidence-based method that trains professionals to a structured approach to encourage discussion with parents/caregivers who experience mental illness regarding their parenting, wellbeing and development of their children. Divided into four modules, this package provides the clinician a practical tool to use with parents to explore strengths and vulnerabilities of each child in their whānau/family and possible ideas on how to strengthen strengths and address vulnerabilities. The approach views the parent as the expert on their own children.
Please view the flyer for more detailed information.
*** Seats are limited to 12 ***
Morning and afternoon tea provided.
For inquiries and registrations please contact Joanna Heap on Joanna.Heap@wdhb.org.co.nz