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Why is it difficult for parents to talk to practitioners about their children’s mental health?

This paper is about why it is difficult for some parents to talk to practitioners about their children’s mental health and what practitioners can do to make it easier for parents to have those conversations.

Sharing information with parents about children’s social and emotional wellbeing: a step-by-step approach

This paper outlines the nine key steps that practitioners can follow to ensure the information they provide to parents about child mental health is high-quality, useful and relevant to their family’s circumstances.

Supporting staff to work with children and families with complex needs: a checklist for organisations

When organisations address the realities of working with families with complex needs, frontline staff are more likely to feel supported, confident and better able to respond to those families’ needs. This paper provides managers, practice leaders and other decision makers with practical guidance on supporting...

Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children living with disability

This series of tip sheets has been co-designed with Aboriginal families who care for children living with disability. It is primarily designed for non-Indigenous workers supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families where a child is living with disability.

How the experiences and circumstances of culturally and linguistically diverse children and families influence child mental health

This paper explores how the experiences of children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds can affect child mental health. It looks specifically at the experiences of parents and children who migrated to Australia for non-humanitarian reasons, such as work, education or family.