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Share Our Passion for Developing Minds 

Join us for an event in Adelaide and in Berri for Infant Mental Health Awareness Week.  

This Infant Mental Health Awareness Week we invite you to attend an event in Adelaide or in Berri. Come along and share in our passion for developing minds. A baby’s brain grows at one million neuronal connections per second. Hear about our work in infant mental health and make some connections of your own.  

At both events you will hear from Relationships Australia SA presenters, network with other infant mental health advocates, and be part of the launch of a free web-based resources Let’s Talk about Conflict (written by Jennifer E. McIntosh and Craig Olsson, Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED), Deakin University. Produced by Relationships Australia SA) 

These events are suitable for people who work with pregnant or new mothers, parents who are interested in the mental health of their infant, parenting program facilitators, midwives, and home visiting services, those involved in child protection with an interest in infants. 

Event in Adelaide  

Morning tea will be held in Adelaide on Tuesday 11 June at 10.30 – 11.30 – click here to find out more about the event and to register.

If you cannot attend the Adelaide event in person, please sign up here to see the event and ask questions live. The Adelaide event will also be streamed live with Facebook Live @RelationshipsAustraliaSA    

About the presentations 

Dr. Jamie Lee is Principal Researcher at Relationships Australia SA. He will present research being undertaken with Deakin University on our child-focused service Together4kids about working with mothers and infants who are homeless and have experienced Family and Domestic Violence.   

Niki Gelekis Clinical Supervisor in Together4Kids will provide insights into the operational practice skills that the team is developing in participating in this research. 

Kerryn Roberts is a midwife and Coordinator of Early Parenting Programs. Kerryn will talk about how Relationships Australia SA is involved in increasing Infant Mental Health literacy across community service providers and supporting infants and mothers to improve their mental health. 

Click here to download and view the Adelaide event flyer  

Event in Berri 

Afternoon tea will be held in Berri on Thursday 13 June at 3.30 – 4.30 – – click here to find out more about the event and to register.

About the presenters  

Carolyn Markey is the new Team leader Children’s Services at Relationships Australia SA. Miriam Van Der Woude works with Together4Kids and Rebecca Cook works within Children and Parenting programs, both are based at Relationships Australia SA office in Berri.  Carolyn will lead a discussion about the relational trauma of family and domestic violence (FDV) on infants. All the presenters will provide practical examples about how they work closely with both the caregiver and their infant to restore and repair early relational trauma.   

Click here to download and view the Berri event flyer 

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Or visit our professional training page at the Australian Institute of Social Relations to see what child-focused training we have coming up www.socialrelations.edu.au/workforce-development 

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