Work-Family Support Program

Mental Wellbeing: Supporting children after major events

Parents and carers do all they can to protect their children from harm. However, life can bring major events that have an impact on our children's lives like moving home, changing schools, family separation, divorce, natural disasters, the death of a family member or a loved pet or a world-wide pandemic. Children may experience the hardship that significant events bring, or witness the horrors through media that they aren't mature enough to manage effectively on their own.

In this session, parenting expert Dr Rosina McAlpine explores:

  • What constitutes a major event for a child
  • Ways children might react after a major event
  • Deciding if your child needs professional care
  • What parents (teachers, carers, grandparents) can do to assist the recovery process
  • Question and answer session

Working parents and carers will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to help their children successfully navigate major life events and assist them through the recovery process. This session will be held on Thursday 19 May from 1pm-2pm.

To register for the Work-Family Support Program, please click the button below.

Once you register, you will automatically be able to attend all the webinars in this series either live online or by accessing the recordings later in the Resource Centre.