Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Conference 7th July 2009
Think child, think parent, think family: a guide to parental mental health and child welfare
SCIE held an event on Tuesday 7th July 2009, championing good practice for people who work with issues involving parental mental health and child welfare. The Conference was used as an opportunity to launch a new guide which promotes the wellbeing of children whose parents have mental health problems (SCIE Guide 30: Think child, think parent, think family: a guide to parental mental health and child welfare)
The Social Care Institute for Excellence say that professionals should ‘think child, think parent, think family and think outside the box’ to support parents with mental health problems and their families.
Click on the links below to view the speaker presentations and workshops from the day.
- An introduction to the SCIE guide recommendations Amanda Edwards Deputy Chief Executive, SCIE
- Think parent, think child, think family Dr Adrian Falkov Senior Staff Specialist, Sydney West Child and Adolescent Service
- Parallel workshop sessions
- Session A Putting the SCIE Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Guide recommendations into practice and evaluating their impact in Northern Ireland Mary Donaghy and Judith Lees Managers, Mental health and Children Project, Health and Social Care Board, Northern Ireland
- Session B Putting the SCIE Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Guide recommendations into practice in the London Boroughs of Lewisham and Southwark Daphne McKenna Part-time Independent Reviewing Officer for the London Borough of Lewisham, freelance trainer and consultant to SCIE on the Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare guidelines and Chris McCree Community Manager Leading on Safeguarding, Southwark Adult Mental Health, Children and Family Services
- Session C The SCIE Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Training Resources Kate Mayes Children’s Services Social Worker and Dominic King E-Learning Project Manager, SCIE
- Session D Using the ‘Family Model’ as a conceptual framework for management and practice Dr Adrian Falkov Senior Staff Specialist, Sydney West Child and Adolescent Service and Dorian Cole Head of Haringey IAPT and Nurse Consultant
- Session E Professional networks and their role in putting recommendations into practice Dr Judy Foster Chair St Michael’s Fellowship’ on the PMHCWN, Geoff Alcock Senior Nurse for Safeguarding Children, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Karen Johnson Safeguarding Children Lead Mental Health Trusts Network and Oliver Kianchehr Children’s Specialist Adult Mental Health, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
- Session F The Meriden Family Programme Paula Conneely Clinical Specialist, Meriden Family Programme, Birmingham
- Managing implementation – a range of perspectives Jenny Goodall Director of Community and Childrens Services City of London, Paul Curran Head of Safeguarding IDeA and chair of the SCIE advisory group and Clare Mahoney Mental Health Commisioner, Liverpool PCT