ACT Seminars & Training

AAIMHI ACT Network Meetings
2018 Series

Changing the Future: Interventions in Infant Mental Health from pre-natal to five years of age.

This series of Networking and Information Sessions will be presented over 2018 and relates to any professional working with Parents, Infants and/or children.

Session Three - Intervening Early - Promoting Protective Factors for Toddlers.

Wednesday 13 June from 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Speaker: Sally Carter is a Child and Family Worker fromWest Belconnen Child and Family Centre. Sally's work involves providing parenting support to families with infants aged from birth to children of 8 years old. This is done through providing information and education, sustained home visiting, specialist clinical services and community development programs. Sally's presentation will include several case examples of her work with families with 1 - 2 year olds.
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Session Two - Recognising and responding to mental health problems in the perinatal period

Wednesday 11 April from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
Speaker: Angela Freeman is a Clinical Psychology Registrar who works with the Perinatal Mental Health Consultation Service (PMHCS). 
She is involved in assessment, treatment planning, ongoing support and therapeutic interventions with women and their infants when there is a significant concern about mental illness during the perinatal period.
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Session One - Bringing Baby Home: Setting the foundations of infant mental health for future wellbeing and development.

Wednesday 28 February from 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Speaker: Cara Toynton is an acccredited Social Worker, Postpartum Professional and Women's Holistic Health and Life Coach.
She will look at the essentials of perinatal and post-natal support with a view to giving infants the best start we can.
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Assessing Sensitivity in Parent-Child Interactions

The Maternal Behaviour Q-Sort (MBQS)

to be presented by Dr Erinn Hawkins
on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 February 2018
9.30am to 5pm each day.
Venue: National Portrait Gallery
Parkes, ACT
Dr Erinn Hawkins will be offering a two-day workshop on the use of the Maternal Behaviour Q-Sort (MBQS) for the assessment of caregiver sensitivity. This tool can be used in a variety of contexts with a variety of popluations. It is valuable for those conducting formal assessments in child protection and family court contexts, for clinicians working with parents and young children and for researchers. The workshop includes training on observational skills for effective home visits and assessment of families in the home environment.

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One Day Seminar Friday 15 September 2017 9.30am to 4.30pm


Emotional Abuse and Neglect - Definitions, Assessment and Protection - Mental Health and Judicial Perspectives

Speakers:  Dr. Danya Glaser and Judge Vera Mayer from the U.K.

This one day conference will provide professionals working in health, welfare and the judicial systems with information to identify emotional abuse and neglect and practically answer the harm caused to a child.

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