During her 28-year career in education Kari has held a front row seat dealing with the escalating crisis in children’s mental health and is on a mission to help raise a mentally fit generation.
Graduating in the early 90’s she began her career working with children who had suffered significant abuse, undertaking research with colleagues about the effects this had on their social and emotional wellbeing and how this could be ameliorated.
This research, combined with her work with over 25,000 children, parents, educators and other adults who care for kids, and 22 years of volunteering with Camp Quality, has left her determined to change the way we cultivate children’s positive mental health.
Kari is a vibrant, entertaining, experienced and in-demand speaker. She has presented at over 500 events ranging from large conferences to customised workshops for small groups and is known for her ability to skilfully synthesise cutting edge science into practical tools and strategies to plant the seeds of resilience, emotional wellbeing and mental fitness in our children.
She has wowed audiences both in Australia and overseas leaving them with value that lasts well after she has finished speaking – and always wanting more.
It’s time to turn our attention inwards to their mental wellbeing. Just like we can help our kids develop physical fitness we can help them develop mental fitness. We need to help them develop daily habits that take care of their mental health – just like they take care of their physical health by exercising and eating enough fruit and vegetables.
Fostering Our Children’s Positive Mental Health
The nature of children’s health around the world is changing. There is now a ‘new morbidity’ occurring, with obesity, mental health conditions, self-harm and suicide taking centre stage.
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