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Emerging Minds

For over 20 years Emerging Minds has been dedicated to advancing the mental health and emotional wellbeing of Australian infants, children, adolescents and their families. The organisation now leads the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health, delivered in partnership with the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), the Australian National University (ANU), the Parenting Research Centre (PRC) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

How Emerging Minds can help

Emerging Minds develops mental health policy, services, interventions, training, programs and resources in response to the needs of professionals, children and their families. Emerging Minds partner with family members, national and international organisations to implement evidence-based practice into the Australian context.

The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health has been established to assist professionals and organisations who work with children and/or parents/families to have the skills to identify, assess and support children at risk of mental health conditions.

The Centre incorporates three key components:

  • an online workforce gateway where you can access free training, practice guides, webinars, tools, information and news.
  • a national team of Child Mental Health Workforce Consultants to support organisations to implement child-aware practice, utilise the tools developed by the National Workforce Centre and create systems change.
  • and a communication and knowledge translation strategy to support the diffusion of evidence into practice.

Information line

  • Call 08 8367 0888 or email info@emergingminds.com.au

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Last reviewed: March 2020

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Communities in the immediate aftermath of a trauma - Emerging Minds

In this episode, we chat to Kate Brady, National Recovery Advisor at Australian Red Cross, about what happens in a community during and after a traumatic event.

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The impact of natural disasters on babies and young children - Emerging Minds

The impact of natural disasters on babies and young children Emerging Minds, Australia, 2019 Related to Natural disasters, Preparing for natural disasters, Trauma, Loss and grief, Trauma, bereavement, loss and grief Watch Video Children, especially younger children, may need help from adults in understanding and coping with disaster events

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Factors that foster resilience in Aboriginal adolescents and implications for early intervention - Emerging Minds

Factors that foster resilience in Aboriginal adolescents and implications for early intervention Christian Young, Australia, November, 2019 Related to Resilience, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing, Stress and resilience Resource Summary This short article is adapted from the following paper: Young, C

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Trauma responses in children aged 2-4 years - Emerging Minds

Trauma responses in children aged 2-4 years Emerging Minds and the University of Queensland, Australia, 2019 Related to Natural disasters, Preparing for natural disasters, Trauma, Loss and grief, Trauma, bereavement, loss and grief view resource It is a commonly held belief that young children are immune to the negative impacts of trauma, but while this is not only false, this group may be the most vulnerable in terms of experiencing adverse effects and outcomes as a result of a traumatic experience

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10 ways to support your child during the bushfire season - Emerging Minds

10 ways to support your child during the bushfire season Emerging Minds, Australia, January, 2020 Related to Bushfires, Parenting, Natural disasters, Responding to traumatic events Resource Summary Download as printable PDF **The information and advice below is of a general nature

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Children's meaning-making in relation to a disaster or traumatic event - Emerging Minds

Childrens meaning-making in relation to a disaster or traumatic event Emerging Minds, Australia, 2019 Related to Natural disasters, Preparing for natural disasters, Trauma, Loss and grief, Trauma, bereavement, loss and grief Watch Video This video, featuring child psychotherapist Ruth Wraith, discusses how each child will have a different experience of and response to a disaster

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Child360 app - Emerging Minds

Child360 app Emerging Minds, Australia, 2019 Related to Parenting, Child and family, Child mental health, Infant mental health Resource Summary The Child360 app has been designed as a tool for parents to reflect on how they are going in supporting their childrens social and emotional wellbeing and identify areas where action can be taken to strengthen resilience

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The impact on parenting and the parent-child relationship after a disaster or traumatic event - Emerging Minds

The impact on parenting and the parent-child relationship after a disaster or traumatic event Emerging Minds, Australia, 2019 Related to Natural disasters, Preparing for natural disasters, Trauma, Loss and grief, Trauma, bereavement, loss and grief Watch Video Child psychotherapist Ruth Wraith discusses how parent-child relationships are key to helping children feel safe and secure

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How can I support children during a drought? - Emerging Minds

How can I support children during a drought? Emerging Minds, Australia, 2018 Related to Child mental health, Natural disasters, Trauma, Bereavement, Loss and grief view resource A drought is a whole-family, whole-community issue and it is important to support children in particular during this time

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Trauma responses in children aged 0-24 months - Emerging Minds

Trauma responses in children aged 0-24 months Emerging Minds and the University of Queensland, Australia, 2019 Related to Natural disasters, Preparing for natural disasters, Trauma, Loss and grief, Trauma, bereavement, loss and grief view resource It is a commonly held belief that young children are immune to the negative impacts of trauma, but while this is not only false, this group may be the most vulnerable in terms of experiencing adverse effects and outcomes as a result of a traumatic experience

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