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Report launch & panel discussion: Examining the power of Child-At-Risk eMR alerts to share interpersonal violence, abuse and neglect concerns Do child protection alerts help?

  • Thursday, 15th November 2018
  • Ground floor meeting room, Crawford House, Hunter Street, Lismore

Report launch: 9.45am – 11am. Panel discussion: 11.15am – 12.15pm
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Ground floor meeting room, Crawford House, Hunter Street, Lismore

Join ANROWS and Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) for the launch and panel discussion of a new research report that assesses the impact of the Child-At-Risk (CAR) electronic medical record (eMR) alert system. CEO of NNSW LHD, Wayne Jones will launch the report that examines health worker responses to women and children at-risk of interpersonal violence, abuse and neglect, after seeing this alert.

Following morning tea and networking, there will be a panel discussion to consider three policy expectations of the CAR eMR alert system for health workers:

  • Is this family linked with the services they need for this presenting problem (do I need to make referrals)?
  • Do I need to share information with another service about the family? (under Chapter 16A either within the NNSW LHD or to another external agency)
  • Has the child or pregnant woman had missed appointments? If so, how can I help overcome barriers to appointment attendance?

Panellists include:

  • Nicole Ashby, Child Wellbeing & Out-of-Home Care Coordinator, NNSW LHD;
  • Andrew Hume, Child & Family Health Psychologist, Goonellabah, NNSW LHD;
  • Tamahra Manson, Violence, Abuse & Neglect Manager – Richmond Clarence, NNSW LHD;
  • Melissa Toms, Drugs in Pregnancy Clinical Nurse Specialist, Child Protection Educator & A/Child Wellbeing Coordinator, NNSW LHD;
  • Ian Watson, Senior Social Worker, Lismore Base Hospital Social Work Department, NNSW LHD; and
  • Facilitator, Rosemaria Flaherty, Child Protection Manager, Northern NSW Local Health District and project lead.

Register for the launch here.

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