Having Those Challenging Conversations with Parents: A Focus on Developmental Delay in Young Children

//Having Those Challenging Conversations with Parents: A Focus on Developmental Delay in Young Children
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Are you an early childhood educator, a family worker, or a playgroup facilitator? This workshop is for anyone who works with young children.  

Do you have concerns about a child’s development? If so, where do take those concerns? How do you have ‘hard’ conversations with families about a child’s development?

What are the pathways to diagnosis and support for children where there are concerns that a child is not meeting his or her milestones?

In this workshop you will explore and develop practical strategies in talking with families from a strengths’ based and family-centred approach. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your current practice. This workshop will focus on children aged 0 – 5 years and will include an overview of developmental milestones.

Young children are one of FACs identified focus priority groups for Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI).

Who should attend this workshop?

All who work with young children.


Colleen Hirst

Colleen Hirst is a clinical psychologist and family therapist, who has been providing clinical services in Western Sydney for over 35 years.  Her warmth and relational style is complemented by her strengths-based approach to therapy. She is passionate in her clinical work to respectfully assist people uncover the strengths and hope that can become the vehicles for change.

Colleen has extensive and varied clinical experience, having worked in drug and alcohol counselling, street youth work, adolescent counselling, prison chaplaincy, crisis accommodation and homelessness, mental health, family therapy and couple counselling.


Members: $93.50; Non-Members: $154.00. Morning tea and lunch provided. Please advise of special dietary needs, or other needs when you register online.



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LEAD, ph 9620 6172 or email info@leadpda.org.au

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