AICAFMHA: 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.
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 Link related to this news item: www.acu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/593477/Final_Report_Children_of_Prisoners_Oct2013.pdf 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 Link related to this news item: helpingkidswithtrauma.blogspot.com.au/ Posted:Nov 29, 2013
2nd Annual Report Card on mental health details a litany of disappointments (MHCA Media Release)
The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) is calling on governments across Australia to commit to real and meaningful reform of mental health programs and services, following today's release of the 2nd annual independent report by the National Mental Health Commission.....more Link related to this news item: mhca.org.au/media-releases/2nd-annual-report-card-mental-health-details-litany-disappointments Posted:Nov 29, 2013
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: The nuts and bolts of program evaluation Details: Presented by Elly Robinson, manager of the Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) information exchange, this webinar will give a guaranteed, easy-to-understand "nuts and bolts" overview of evaluation, based on the recently released CFCA evaluation resources, and describe how evaluation links to program implementation and innovation. A discussion forum will be held after the webinar at CFCA Connect, our news and discussion site, where follow-up questions on evaluation can be asked and answered by CFCA researchers. For more information and/or to register for this webinar, go to the website. Event Date: Dec 9, 2013
Event Name: Replicating an evidence-based peered parenting program in Australia (Webinar) Details: The ARACY Early Years Chapter (EYC) presents this free webinar 'Replicating an evidence-based peer-led parenting program in Australia' on Tuesday 10 December from 12-2pm AEDT. The Empowering Parents Empowering Communities (EPEC) delivers a carefully structured program in an effective way. Based on the idea parents talk to other parents as a first choice when seeking information, and communication is more credible when presented by 'someone like me,' EPEC is a community-based program training local parents to run parenting groups. Developed and evaluated by the UK Centre for Parent and Child Support, EPEC encompasses the best of current theoretical and practical knowledge. This program is now being provided across Tasmania and will soon be provided in other parts of Australia. This webinar will provide an overview of this program, including the experiences of replicating a successful model from inner urban London to urban and rural Tasmanian communities. Event Date: Dec 10, 2013