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What is the social model of disability and why is it important in child mental health?

April 23, 2021 at 12:58 PM

From the NZFVC

DATE

Wednesday 12 May 2021

TIME

3-4pm, NZST (1-2pm, AEST)

LOCATION

Online (Australia based)

ORGANISED BY

CFCA and Emerging Minds

COST

Free

This webinar will explore the social model of disability, how it relates to children’s mental health and considerations for working with children and families.

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Children living with disability are affected by the same factors that influence the mental health and wellbeing of other children. However, there are additional considerations that can help practitioners and parents separate a child’s social and emotional functioning, communication and behaviour from their disability, and better support them.

This webinar will explore the social model of disability, specifically the three additional factors that influence a child’s experience of disability – the nature of the condition, its impact on daily activities and its impact on participation.

Drawing on two case studies, this webinar will:

  • Identify how disability can positively and negatively influence children’s mental health and wellbeing
  • Explore how the social model of disability can inform approaches to practice and parenting to better support children’s mental health, wellbeing and development
  • Emphasise the importance of seeing the ‘whole child’, not just their disability.

This webinar is of interest to professionals supporting children living with disability, and/or their families, including disability support workers and allied health professionals.

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