Foundations in ICAMH 2: Tamariki | Child

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Tamariki | Child Mental Health

This material covers childhood (5-12 years) and provides an overview of developmental milestones, developmentally appropriate practice, and common mental health issues.

Learning objectives:

  • Obtain an understanding of brain development in children.
  • Define several theoretical concepts associated with the social, emotional and cognitive development of children.
  • Describe the ways in which professionals can best engage with children when discussing psychological or mental health issues.
  • Describe how interviewing techniques differ when interviewing a child or a young person with mental health issues.
  • Define common mental health disorders seen in childhood.

As you work through the course any additional resources are listed at the bottom of many pages. These have been collated for your interest and are not mandatory readings.

The course is aimed at workers in primary level, NGO and ICAMHS services to develop the skills and knowledge on infant, child and young person mental health and AOD concerns.

The course is part of the series: Foundations in Infant, Child, Youth and Whānau Mental Health | Te Hauora Hinengaro o ngā Kōhungahunga, ngā Tamariki me ngā Taiohi which provides an introduction for health professionals who want to improve their knowledge and skills in working with infants, children and adolescents with, or at risk of having mental health, alcohol or drug issues.

Certificate

At the end of this course you will find a short quiz designed to help consolidate your learning. After completion, hit the 'Submit' button to get your certificate for three hours of CME.

Acknowledgements

This content has been developed by Werry Workforce Whāraurau, a workforce development centre for child and youth mental health, situated within UniServices, at the University of Auckland. It was reviewed by Dr Carin Conaghan MBChB (Otago), FRANZCP in 2018.

The material is presented by the Goodfellow Unit (GFU), an accredited continuing medical education/ continuing professional development (CME/CPD) provider for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and functions under a tripartite agreement between the Goodfellow Foundation, the College and the University of Auckland. The Unit is located within the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, and within the School of Population Health, one of the five Schools within the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

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