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: Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges
Details: This conference will bring researchers, educators, policy-makers, and providers from across disciplines together with members of the judiciary and those with lived experience. The primary aim is to share knowledge and experience, to advance the rights and highlight the needs of families striving to live well with parental mental health challenges. Participants will have opportunity to explore two general theme areas: the challenges of parenting for adults with psychiatric disability or mental health concerns and the impact and challenges for children and young people living in families with parental psychiatric disability or mental health concerns, including those associated with being a young carer. The call for abstracts is now open and the deadline for submissions is September 30th 2013.
Event Dates: Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014

Event Name: Happiness and Its Causes
Details: Explore the varied causes of a happy and meaningful life - for ourselves and others at our 9th annual Happiness & Its Causes conference. Be uplifted, informed and motivated by a faculty of 30+ renowned international and Australian speakers - leaders in psychology, science, education, business, spirituality, the arts and more! Conference themes include a life of purpose; happiness and your mind; happiness, creativity and play; hope and the future; living a good life and happiness tools and techniques. To download the conference brochure and to register, go to the conference website. The early bird closes on 20 December 2013.
Event Dates: May 29, 2014 - May 30, 2014

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