Module 7: Managing complexity and leading practice

Learning record

Date: 29 September 2016

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Studied the following SCIE e-learning activity:

Module 7: Managing complexity and leading practice

e-Learning series: Parental mental health and families

e-Learning resource: Module 7: Managing complexity and leading practice

Learning aims:

This module is split into two sections as follows

Sections one and two

Provides front –line mangers from children's and adult mental health services, managers responsible for quality assurance and training and professional development with opportunities to;

  • Introduce managers to the resources available for themselves and their staff in SCIE's Parental mental health and child welfare suite of resources
  • consolidate their knowledge of key messages from the SCIE Think child, think parent, think family guidance and the Family Model as the conceptual framework used in all of the SCIE resources to understand parental mental health and child welfare work.
  • explore the complexities involved in collaborative work with families affected by parental mental ill health
    • identify the skills needed to provide leadership to staff groups working with families affected by parental mental illness
  • consider a range of audit tools available for use by team/service managers to gauge the readiness of their staff to implement the 'Think Family' guidance and action plan within their team/service to ensure effective implementation.

Section three

Provides service and strategic managers from children's and adult mental health services with opportunities to;

  • identify the key drivers for organisations to adopt a 'Think child, Think Parent, Think Family' approach
  • identify the relevant population and the services currently available to support them
  • consider ways to target action at a local level and identify the barriers to change and potential solutions
  • consider how to lead the necessary cultural change
  • consider the workforce development needs of staff within your area.

Estimated online study time: 20-30 minutes