Difficult conversations with parents and carers

Having difficult and honest conversations with parents and carers can be challenging.

Confidently managing difficult interactions enables successful outcomes for children, families and the professionals who work with them.

This online workshop will assist you to build on your current conversational style when working with parents and carers.

What you will learn about

You will learn a trauma informed conversational pathway and improve your confidence and skills in turning difficult interactions into opportunities for connection with the families and professionals you work with.

Who is this suitable for?

This professional learning is suitable for all teachers and staff within educational organisations and anyone who must have difficult conversations with families and carers as part of their role.

This webinar may provide participants with 4 hours of PD that meets the criteria for Elective PD and meets the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: APTS 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community.


Your privacy is our priority. Your username for the webinar won’t include your surname.

Difficult conversations with parents and carers details

This professional learning will be held over two sessions on Monday 28 August and Monday 4 September 2023. Each session will be held between 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

Dates: Monday 28 August and Monday 4 September 2023.
Time: 3:30pm to 5:30pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). 
Speaker: Mary-Jo McVeigh, director and founder of Cara House.

Location: Online webinar. Registered attendees will be emailed login details the week before each webinar. Please complete the booking form below with your contact details, including direct email address.
Ticket price: $180 per person (including GST).
Booking form: Download the booking form.

Purchase tickets: Purchase tickets via PayPal or email us to pay by direct bank deposit.

You do not need a PayPal account to purchase off PayPal. More information is available below about purchasing tickets.

About the speaker

Mary-Jo McVeigh

Mary-Jo McVeigh, director and founder of Cara House

Mary-Jo is one of Sydney’s best known trauma therapists and a mental health social worker with 35 years’ experience. She is the founder and CEO of Cara House a place of healing and growth that supports children, young people and their families. Mary-Jo has her Honours in Social Science, Masters degree in Social Work and is currently undertaking a research PhD in Social Work at Sydney University focusing on children’s rights and participatory values.

Mary-Jo is acknowledged in her field as an expert on child protection, trauma therapy and leadership coaching. Her expertise has been sought on advisory panels such as NSW Domestic Violence reforms and the Royal Commission into institutional abuse and regularly presents at national and international conferences.

Learn more about Mary-Jo McVeigh


Please note: You will be taken to the PayPal website. However, you still have the option to purchase your ticket with a credit/debit card on the site without having an account.

If you would like to purchase your ticket via bank transfer, please email (info@committedtochildcareconferences.com) the team and we will send you our banking details.

Registration policy

Committed to Childcare Conferences reserves the right to alter or cancel any of the events advertised on the website.

If the event is cancelled by Committed to Childcare Conferences, a full refund for the cost of the ticket will be reimbursed to the buyer. The organiser will not be liable for accommodation or travel costs incurred by the buyer to attend the event.

You may transfer your ticket to another person at any time by notifying the event organisers at the email address listed below.

There are no refunds given for cancellation. We are happy to provide you with a complimentary ticket to another of our events.

Please ensure that all correspondence is in writing to the email address below.


Conferences, seminars and professional development presentations by Committed to Childcare Conferences

If cancellation, of any of the above, is forced by a party other than the management of Committed to Childcare Conferences, the event will be rescheduled or relocated.

These changes will be communicated to you, in a timely manner, through the contact email address that you have provided with your booking.

We encourage participants who are attending any of our presentations that are rescheduled, relocated or cancelled to communicate with us directly via our email address info@committedtochildcareconferences.com.

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