Children's experiences of family violence - Recording
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College of counselling presents: Children's experiences of family violence: The most in need, the last to receive

In this webinar, Emma Hodges and Jane Parkinson will present on the practice issues in working with young children who have experienced DV/FV. Emma is a counsellor and researcher who is one of a handful of Infant Mental Health practitioners in Victoria specialised in supporting children 0-5 years living in refuge, delivering mother-baby groups and trauma therapy to mother-child dyads. Emma will talk about the importance of child-led practice and highlight best practice principles in working with young children who have experienced family violence. Jane has worked in several community agencies as a highly experienced counsellor with a particular focus on repairing the parent-child relationship that is often injured by FV. Together, Emma and Jane prioritise the voice of children in this webinar with the aim to equip participants with practice knowledge and skills they can take into their practice.


Emma Hodges

Emma is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a Master of Counselling and BA (Psychology), both from the University of Queensland; she is a doctoral candidate for her Professional Doctorate in Therapeutic Arts Practice and experienced in Post Qualitative Inquiry methods. Emma has a passion for the area of complex trauma for the past decade particularly with infants, children and women who have experienced violence and abuse. Partnering with Swinburne University and MCRI, Emma is the Chief Investigator of Australia’s first study using the Alarm Baby Distress Scale investigating mental health outcomes for infants (and mothers) living in refuge who are participating in a group psychotherapy program. Drawing from a trauma-informed framework, Emma employs primarily arts and play-based modalities and is one of a few practitioners to use Narrative Exposure Therapy in Australia with adult clients.

Jane Parkinson

Jane is a Specialist Counsellor working in the Family Violence sector with women & children. Jane has had extensive experience delivering group work programs to children and their parents, is one of a handful of counsellors with expertise in the area therapeutic interventions for mother-infant dyads traumatised by family violence. Jane is completing advanced training in Synergetic Play Therapy.

PACFA Members: $16 (incl. GST)
Non-Members $26 (incl. GST)

The recording counts as 1.5 hours of Category B CPD for PACFA's membership renewal requirements

PLEASE NOTE: RECORDING EXPIRES 20 May 2021 - Must view before this date.

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