ECAV is excited to have delivered the NSW Health JCPRP Clinical forum on the 17th of November 2022, the first forum possible since delivery was disrupted due to the pandemic. The Forum, held on Cammeraygal Land, was opened with a thoughtful Welcome to Country from Aunty Joan Bell of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council.

JCPRP Health Clinicians and their managers from across the State were able to reconnect with each other throughout the day and were provided with an opportunity to hear from several learned presenters.

Dr Grace Wong delivered an informative presentation on NSW Health PANOC Clinical Guidelines with a focus on Head Injuries which was very well received by attendees who benefitted from increased understanding of the mechanisms of head injuries and considerations for practice.

Carolyn Cousins delivered an engaging and reflective presentation, Beyond Self Care: Vicarious Trauma, Vicarious Resilience and Changing Understandings of Empathy, in which we heard a refreshing perspective on self-care and bettered our understanding of empathy.

Rosemary Fitzgerald, Director of the Child Wellbeing Unit presented the latest data about JCPRP workforce and child protection referral trends.

Lorna McNamara, Director of PARVAN, set the scene for continued improvements across the program in the future. The day closed with an update from ECAV on mandatory JCPRP training and other core training and professional development offered by ECAV.

It was great to have 48 participants attending the Forum in person. The overwhelming feedback from participants was that the Forum content was informative and relevant to their roles. Importantly, participants reported that attending the forum in person fostered a greater sense of connectedness with their JCPRP Colleagues.

ECAV extend thanks and gratitude to Lorna McNamara and the PARVAN Government Relations Branch at NSW Ministry of Health for their attendance and continued support of the JCPRP Clinical Forum.

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