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Assessing the mental health of young people with complex communication needs.

  • 8 Aug 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (AEST)
  • Online via Zoom

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Assessing the mental health of young people with complex communication needs

Webinar Overview

Young people with complex communication needs (CCN) face barriers in accessing services to address mental health concerns.

Access to valid and reliable tools for measuring mental wellbeing and mental health problems is critical for understanding the experiences of people with CCN, as well as for identification and management of mental health concerns.

This webinar will:

a) explore barriers to accessing tools which measure mental health and

b) describe the presenter's PhD plan which works towards addressing these barriers.

Presenter

Jacinta Pennacchia 

Jacinta is a speech pathologist and PhD student. Her clinical experience is within the specialist school setting, supporting children and adolescents with disabilities to access communication.


Her research is focused on assessment of mental wellbeing and mental health problems for young people with complex communication needs (CCN). The aim is to ensure that services to address poor mental wellbeing and mental health problems are accessible to young people with CCN.

Research Grant Recipient

Consumer involvement is a major component of Jacinta's work. Throughout her PhD, consumers may be involved in any aspect, including identifying research priorities, influencing study design, planning recruitment and other implementation strategies, interpreting the findings, and integrated knowledge translation whereby consumers support the dissemination of findings to research end-users. Jacinta has been supported by the AGOSCI Annual Research Grant to fund consumer involvement in her PhD research.

Webinar Details

This is a LIVE 60 minute webinar, free for AGOSCI members to access.

A recording will be available to AGOSCI members afterwards.

ABN 74 607 243 620
AO A0022584B

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