Workshop | Family violence in the perinatal period
The perinatal period is a time of increased vulnerability for both mental health issues and family violence.
Midwives, MCH Nurses and other professionals working with families at this time play a key role in recognising when their clients may be struggling with these issues, supporting disclosure, and offering support and appropriate referrals.
Aboriginal health and community organisations are key referrals for Aboriginal mothers and families, and can work alongside mainstream services to support vulnerable families.
Join us for a special PANDA workshop to strengthen your knowledge and skills in:
- having difficult conversations with clients to support disclosure of and explore family violence
- how family violence impacts on infant development, and how infant-led practice can support positive family change
- the barriers that Aboriginal mothers and families face in accessing your service; improving access and engagement
- the role of Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health organisations and community organisations.
Thursday 28 June 2018 | 9am to 4pm Amora Hotel Riverwalk, 649 Bridge Road Richmond
$195 or $115 for students
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Main image by Tahnee, a proud descendant of the Yorta Yorta, Taungurung, Mutti Mutti & Boonwurrung people. The message sticks used throughout is a way of representing communication and the colours reflect our pink for empowering women, yellow for positivity and orange for optimism.
WHY BEING INFANT-LED HELPS
The impacts of family violence on infant development are significant. Not least because babies are more likely to be present, and at times, even in the direct line of fire during episodes of violence.
What few professionals consider is that working directly with the infant affords them the same treatment response given to other family members in addressing family violence and may be the entry point for facilitating change in a family system that is stuck.
Come and find out how!
Presented by Wendy Bunston PhD, a Senior Clinical Mental Health Social Worker, Family Therapist and Infant Mental Health Specialist
8.30am — Registrations open, tea and coffee available
9am — Welcome | PANDA Helpline family violence case studies and implications for practice | Cathy Wyett, PANDA National Helpline and Programs Manager
10.15am — Morning tea
10.45am — Why being infant-led works | Wendy Bunston, Senior Clinical Mental Health Social Worker,Family Therapist and Infant Mental Health Specialist
12.45pm — Lunch
1.30pm — Strength in culture: Unblocking barriers for better service access | Antoinette Braybrook, CEO, Djirra (formerly Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service)
2.30pm — Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisations: Working alongside us to support Aboriginal families | Cindy Scott Clinical Midwife Specialist, Cheryl Bamblett, Aboriginal Health Worker and Lalitha Chelliah, MCH Nurse and Victorian Aboriginal Health Services (VAHS)
3.30pm — Small group reflection and Q&A | Practice discussion and Q&A with VAHS staff.
4pm — Close.
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FROM THE PANDA HELPLINE
We will share data and learning from our Helpline counsellors’ work with new and expecting parents who are affected by family violence from across the diverse Australian population, including case studies, interventions and tips for practice.