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-|- Masterclass in Youth Mental Health (80 Hours)

Uri Brofenbrenner’s Socio-Ecological Theory
Physical (Body and brain), cognitive and psychosocial stages of child and adolescent development
Unique developmental and mental health issues for adolescents using the PACER approach
Impact of mental ill-health on young people
Sociological Influences (Risk and Protective Factors) on Youth Mental Health
Resources: 3 hours of video and pdfs of the PowerPoints Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development - Pages 1-78, Adolescent Development Explained - Pages 1-30

Engaging and Assessing Young People
Fundamental principles and strategies underlying youth friendly practice
Key assessment issues and instruments for young people
Introduction to conducting risk assessments
Introduction to case formulation and shared explanatory models
Assessing the needs of families and primary carers
Ethical and legal considerations in youth mental health practice

Mental Ill Health in Young People
Introduction to mental health issues in young people: Anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma, substance misuse, process addictions (gaming, pornography), eating disorders, ADHD
Psychotic disorders in young people
Personality disorders & borderline personality disorder in young people
Disruptive Behaviour Disorders
Intellectual disability and learning disabilities and mental ill-health in young people

Early Intervention in Mental Health
The prevention and early intervention framework: Universal, selective and indicated prevention approaches
Mental health promotion and health literacy
Evidence-informed community and school-based mental health prevention

Psychosocial Interventions with Youth
Principles of youth mental health care
General principles of psychosocial interventions
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a range of presentations
ACT and Psychological Flexibility for young people
Dialectical Behavior Techniques for young people

Biological Interventions with Youth
 Biological basics of mental illness
 Non-pharmacological evidence-informed treatments


Trauma Informed Care and Complicated Grieving
 Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the rationale for trauma informed services
 Exploring triggers for trauma within the school and community environment
 Identifying the core components of a trauma informed organization

Identify causes of bullying
Explore evidence based practices to intervene in bullying

Addressing Learning Needs
Identify integrative approaches to assist families when schooling from home
Explore unique learning needs of adolescents

Autism and FASDs
Explore the prevalence of Autism and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Identify the unique challenges of people with FASDs or autism spectrum disorders
Explore ways to emplower parents to better connect with their child who is on the autism spectrum or or who has a FASD


$149.00 for 365 days

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