This webinar provides a focus on GPs parent engagement practice as a preventative strategy. Using case studies from Emerging Minds’ eLearning content, GPs will describe the use of engagement in their practice in ways that enable parents’ to describe their concerns for their children’s physical and mental health.
Relevance to General Practice
General practice is routinely the first point of contact when a parent has concerns about their child’s behaviours or social and emotional wellbeing. Sometimes GPs might begin to develop concerns about children’s wellbeing, through conversations with parents. Establishing positive relationships with parents helps GPs gain insight into the child’s world so that the right support can be provided at the right time. Positive parent engagement leads to better health outcomes for both the parent and the child and can prevent future mental health issues.
- Engage in conversations with parents about their children’s social and emotional wellbeing to improve the mental health outcomes for infants and children.
- Apply the ‘micro-skills’ that are required to approach conversations around parent and family circumstances and children’s social and emotional wellbeing.
- Identify immediate safety risks to infants and children and mitigate these risks when working with children, parents and other professionals.
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
- Children and young people health
- Psychological health