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The Berry Street Childhood Institute is proud to present the Parent and Child Mental Health Training Series. Delivered by Dr Julie Larrieu, these three practical workshops draw on the work of the Tulane Infant Team in New Orleans (USA), an innovative, multidisciplinary intervention program for young children and families who are involved in the child welfare system due to maltreatment. 

PLEASE NOTE: While these workshops complement each other, they are designed to be stand-alone events. 

The first workshop provides an overview of the Tulane Model.  Find out how the teams' work has effectively reduced further reports of abuse and neglect for children and parents who have participated in the intervention and what we can learn from this work and apply in the Australian context.

In the remaining two workshops you will learn how to implement two of the relationship assessments used by the Tulane Infant Team: (1) Working Model of the Child Interview and (2) The Crowell Procedure.  No previous knowledge of the Tulane Model is required to attend one or both of these workshops.

Learn about the innovative work of the Tulane Infant Team

The Tulane Infant Team Intervention for Maltreated Children & their Families highlights the components of the program and its interface with the child welfare system. The team provides vital prevention, early intervention, reunification and post-placement services and support to families. Find out how the work of the Tulane Infant Team has effectively reduced recidivism for children and parents who have participated in the intervention. The team uses relationship-based assessment and treatment to change maladaptive perceptions and behaviours demonstrated by parents who have abused and neglected their young children. 

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Tulane Infant Team Intervention for Maltreated Children & their FamiliesThursday 24 MayMelbourne Business School





Enhance your clinical skills in relationship assessment


The methods used in the relationship assessment within the Tulane Infant Team are featured in the remaining workshops. 

The Working Model of the Child Interview outlines a clinical interview that assesses how a caregiver perceives, feels, and thinks about his or her child and their relationship. This subjective aspect of the relationship is essential to understand when planning and implementing intervention. 


The Crowell Procedure outlines a model for assessing the relationship between young children and their caregivers by focusing on observable interactions. The procedure uses structured and unstructured interactions to assess important aspects of the relationship.  

The information gained from the clinical interview and the observable interactions is synthesized to formulate treatment goals and to provide indicators of progress during the implementation of the intervention.

WorkshopDatesVenue
Working Model of the Child Interview (2 days)Friday 25 & 
Saturday 26 May
Berry Street Richmond Office
Caregiver-Child Interaction Procedure:
The Crowell Procedure (3 days)
Thursday 1 - 
Saturday 3 November
Berry Street Richmond Office 










WorkshopDatesVenue
Tulane Infant Team Intervention for Maltreated Children & their FamiliesThursday 24 MayMelbourne Business School
Working Model of the Child Interview (2 days)Friday 25 & 
Saturday 26 May
Berry Street Richmond Office
Caregiver-Child Interaction Procedure:
The Crowell Procedure (3 days)
Thursday 1 - 
Saturday 3 November
Berry Street Richmond Office 

 




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