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Families and homelessness: Supporting parents and improving outcomes for children

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT

Homelessness is a significant social issue that affects many Australian families. When a family experiences homelessness, there can be negative and diverse consequences for the social and emotional wellbeing of any children involved. Evidence shows, however, that a positive parent–child relationship can provide a protective buffer against some of these impacts.

It is important that practitioners working with families experiencing homelessness understand the impact this experience can have on parenting and provide appropriate support. By supporting parents to have a positive relationship with their child, practitioners can also help to support the social and emotional wellbeing of children.

This webinar will explore:

  • The evidence that parent–child relationships can support children’s social and emotional wellbeing in experiences of homelessness
  • How to recognise and respond to the impact of homelessness on parenting and the parent–child relationship in families
  • How practitioners can integrate this into their practice.

This webinar is of interest to professionals working with families and children experiencing homelessness, or the ongoing impacts of homelessness, in health, education, social and community service settings.

We encourage you test your system(link is external) before the webinar, and read our Frequently Asked Questions.

This webinar is co-produced by CFCA and Emerging Minds(link is external) in a series focusing on children’s mental health. They are working together as part of the Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health, which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the National Support for Child and Youth Mental Health Program



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