Beyond Diagnosis: Knowing the Whole Child

The following interview is part of a cutting-edge series of video interviews called Parenting Today: Raising Strong, Resilient Kids being aired exclusively on Mad in America.

This series has as its aim educating parents about the current mental disorder paradigm as it relates to children. It also offers many useful tips about how to raise more resilient children and how to become a more skillful parent. In this series of more than thirty interviews, we share information about the diverse resources available to parents, including alternative ones.

Today’s guest is Jon Jureidini. Jon Jureidini is an Australian child psychiatrist who heads Adelaide University’s Critical and Ethical Mental Health research group (CEMH), whichpromotes safer, more effective and more ethical research practices in mental health. He also heads the Pediatric Mental Health Training Unit (PMHTU), which provides training in non-pathologizing approaches to primary care mental health and is chair of the Australian-Palestinian Partnerships in Education and Health.

We hope that you’ll follow this important series. Mental health advocate Heather Juergensen hosts the interviews, each of which introduces you to an interesting guest speaking on a subject of importance to parents. We hope that you enjoy this series, benefit from it, and decide to alert other parents to its existence!

Parenting Today is produced by Heather Juergensen and Eric Maisel.  To learn more about our individual work, please visit Eric Maisel at http://www.ericmaisel.com and Heather Juergensen at www.thestrongwoman.net. If you’re enjoying this series and find it useful, please tell other parents about it. To learn more about the series please visit https://parentingtoday.me/and join our community!

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