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?
- 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.