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Engaging children as partners in practice to support their mental health and wellbeing

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When: December 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Time: 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Where: On line webinar

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This webinar will discuss practices that can contribute to practitioners creating genuine partnerships with children and their families.

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.