promoting mental health for young Australians

Australian Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association Ltd
ABN 87 093 479 022

Actively promoting the mental health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents
and their families/carers.

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First Aid Training for Parents of Teenagers - a Randomized Controlled Trial (First Aid TPOT)
This project, conducted by The University of Melbourne, is about how parents can help look after the physical or mental health of their teenager.....more
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Posted:Feb 13, 2014

Children of Prisoners: Exploring the needs of children and young people who have a parent incarcerated in the ACT
This research study commissioned by SHINE for Kids and funded by the ACT Health Directorate aims to fill an important gap in knowledge about how prisoners are constructed as parents, and the impacts of incarceration upon prisoners' families in contemporary Australian society, by exploring and highlighting children's voices.....more
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Posted:Nov 29, 2013

Trauma Systems Therapy
In their recent newsletter, the Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network (ACATLGN), reported on Trauma Systems Therapy (TST), which has been developed by New York University and aims to enhance trauma informed systems in a way that they are able to work more effectively with children.....more
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Posted:Nov 29, 2013

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The low down on alcohol
Posted:Dec 12, 2013
Conversations Matter: Resources for discussing suicide
Posted:Nov 21, 2013
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child and Family Resources Portal
Posted:Nov 21, 2013
Dads' Guide to Pregnancy
Posted:Nov 7, 2013
DSM-5 and Family Therapy
Posted:Nov 7, 2013

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Event Name: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People
Details: This part-time programme provides training for individuals in outcomes-based CBT interventions to promote psychological wellbeing in children and young people. The course is aimed at professionals already working in the field of children's services, including social care, education and health, who hope to gain skills they can practice in the work place. Students complete the Certificate in the first year and can choose to progress to the Diploma and the MSc in the second and third years, respectively. The programme is based and taught at the Anna Freud Centre, a national charity with a worldwide reputation for its commitment to the emotional well-being of children.
Event Dates: Sep 1, 2012 - Sep 1, 2014

Event Name: Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference
Details: The call for papers for the 13th AIFS Conference is now open. The conference will showcase cutting-edge research on topical issues relating to how families are adjusting to a rapidly changing world. It will outline key policy priorities for advancing the wellbeing of Australian families and draw on the expertise and perspectives of a diverse range of specialists from around Australia and across the world. The AIFS conference provides a valuable opportunity for government policy-makers, service providers and practitioners, researchers and community organisations to meet and exchange ideas and knowledge. Confirmed speakers are: Emeritus Professor Dorothy Scott OAM, Director, Bracton Consulting Services Pty Ltd, Inaugural Director of the Australia Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia; Professor Paul Amato, Arnold and Bette Hoffman Professor of Family Sociology and Demography, The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A and Mr Trevor Huddleston CBE, Chief Analyst and Director of Analytical Services Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions, U.K.
Event Dates: Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014

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