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93077 - Supporting infants and toddlers of parents with a mental illness

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The 'Supporting Infants and Toddlers' course helps general practitioners to identify and intervene when their clients are parents who experience mental illness and have dependent young children

Relevance to General Practice

Approximately 1 million Australian children live with a parent who experiences mental illness. These children have an elevated risk of developing a range of social, educational, development and emotional difficulties, including developing mental illness themselves. This risk can be reduced through a range of prevention strategies, including the Supporting Infants and Toddlers course. 

Awareness of parents and parenting has not typically been considered a part of core business for general practitioners. This course has been designed to highlight the importance of identifying and intervening when your clients are parents of infants and toddlers.

Learning outcomes
  • Describe how having a mental illness can impact on a mother and the family (as well as infants and toddlers) in the antenatal period.
  • Explain attachment, and infant and toddler development.
  • Reflect on the experiences of infants, toddlers and parents in families of parents with a mental illness.
  • Describe the principles of sensitive communication with parents regarding the needs of their infants and toddlers.
  • Reflect on strategies that support families, and to identify potential sources of support for them.
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    93077 - Supporting infants and toddlers of parents with a mental illness
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