CHILD WELLBEING FORUM: IMMUNISATION, CHILD MENTAL HEALTH WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND THIS FORUM? At this event you will be able to ask questions of professionals who work directly with clients who are hesitant to immunise their child/children. Also there will be specialists who can give you some insight into the latest information about children’s Mental Health concerns. Speakers on Immunisation, Dr. Fasher who is Adjunct Associate Professor University of Sydney and Conjoint Associate Professor University of Western Sydney Gerard Moon Children’s Services Co-ordinator Auburn City Council and the Public Health Unit Speakers on Child Mental Health, Counsellor Sanja Stefanovic from STARRTS, Transcultural Mental Health and a Local Community Health Centre. CODE: WS21CWF DATE: WEDNESDAY 27TH MAY, 2015 TIME: 8.45AM—4.00PM LOCATION: Dooley’s Catholic Club, 24-28 John Street, Lidcombe COST: $77 NGO Members Who is it for? Family workers Community workers, Local councils Settlement & Multicultural workers $132 NGO Non Members Children Services & Teachers, $165 GOVT Worker Early intervention workers ENQUIRES: Chris 02 96206172 or [email protected] Please advise the project worker of special dietary needs 2 weeks prior to the event To register go to www.fwtdp.org.au Health professionals Others working with families & children Sanja Stefanovic, is a child and adolescent counsellor at STARTTS. Her passion for working with people affected by war started while still in her native Croatia where she had worked as a psychologist. Sanja has worked at STARTTS for the last six years, providing refugee children, adolescents and their families with psychosocial assessments and therapeutic interventions using a variety of techniques and approaches. She has worked with clients from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in both individual and group settings. Sanja completed a Sand play Therapy course with Karen Daniel in 2011, and since then has incorporated it in her therapeutic work with clients at STARTTS. Gerard Moon, Gerard is the Children's Services Co-ordinator at Auburn Council. He has worked as a manager of local Government education and care services for the past eighteen years and has managed long day care, family day care, OOSH and preschools. During his 27 year career in children's services Gerard has been a hospital play therapist, worked in long day care (mostly nurseries), OOSH facilities and has been an education and care director on a resort island in the Whitsundays Dr. Michael Fasher. is Adjunct Associate Professor University of Sydney and Conjoint Associate Professor University of Western Sydney, General Practitioner has been a General practitioner in Blacktown, NSW, for 35 years. He is particularly interested in paediatric and adolescent medicine in general practice. He teaches medical students from the University of Sydney and the University of Western Sydney and registrars in the GP training program.
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