Did the workshop yesterday go well because it was brief and the participants were relative cohesive from Yogyakarta services? Time to test with a more heterogenous group of practitioners across Southeast Asia today.
We had more time to link theory with practice and to apply in case-based discussion. The range of countries, disciplines and roles was a blessing rather than a hinderance. From psychiatry and play therapy from Jakarta to child psychiatry in Bangkok to an NGO in Papua, somehow it all gelled!
Contributions gave us all confidence on similarities rather than differences. It was particularly refreshing to hear a broad perspective beyond own practices, with willingness to tackle stigma, form agency links, and enhance child-centred approaches within countries and communities.