It has been a rough 18 months for students, staff and parents, as we’ve navigated disruption and numerous lockdowns. We know many students have encountered mental health issues and have compromised wellbeing.
The return to campus raises its own issues of re-adjustment and lingering issues for students.
Join us, and leading child and adolescent psychologist Maree Dellaportas, as we explore:
- Issues to consider when students are adjusting back to attending school in person;
- Mental health issues staff should be on the lookout for;
- What Maree and her fellow psychologists are seeing with kids and teens in their work; and
- Building resilience, supports and coping skills in kids and teens.
We will also cover your core legal duties and documents and discuss:
- CCYP research into how kids fared in lockdown;
- School’s duty of care;
- Use of best practice mental health support plans, safety management plans and return to school plans.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Maree and set up your school and students for a healthy 2022.
Dr Maree Dellaportas is a Clinical Psychologist who is an expert in mental health and specialises in supporting children, adolescents, parents, and families. Maree has worked in a variety of settings with young people over the past 19 years, including with the Royal Children’s Hospital Consultation and Liaison Mental Health Service supporting inpatients and their families and the Clinical Psychology Department for over 6 years. In her role as Senior Psychologist, she was involved in the teaching and clinical supervision of students completing their Doctoral Degree in Psychology at the University of Melbourne.
Maree has a Clinic in Kew an inner suburb of Melbourne, and provides assessment, therapy, parenting advice, and professional supervision in child and adolescent psychology. She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA) and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the College of Clinical Psychologists.