An Introduction to MERTIL – Webinar Recording

Introduction to MERTIL Webinar

A professional development webinar introducing MERTIL for mental health & community practitioners working with young families

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Presenter: Professor Jennifer McIntosh
The Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University

Professor Jennifer McIntosh, an infant mental health specialist and co–developer of MERTIL: My Early Relational Trauma Informed Learning, presents an introduction to the MERTIL program in this webinar recording.

MERTIL is a self–paced, online course for Early Childhood and Family Workforces, based on current Attachment Theory, Neurodevelopmental Science and Trauma Informed Practice. Developed by a team of local and international experts and emanating from the Bowlby/Ainsworth paradigm, the course emphasises observation and recognition of traumatised states within parent–child dyads as well as early support for repair, through frontline engagement, resonance with both parent and infant, strengths–based conversations and well targeted practical responses in the identification of and response to early relational trauma.

The webinar covers:

  • Synthesis and development of MERTIL
  • Applicability for those working with families with young children experiencing relational trauma
  • MERTIL’s workshop components and
  • MERTIL’s key learning objectives.

Who should watch:

Early childhood and family wellbeing frontline practitioners who work with families and who are interested in finding out more about the MERTIL course and how it may apply to your practice. E.g., Family and Child Health Nurses, Home visitors, Midwives, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Child Protection Workers, Infant Mental Health Workers, General Practitioners, Allied Professions. 

What to expect:

  • An introduction to the MERTIL program.
  • A Q&A segment.