Foundations in ICAMH 2 - Tamariki | Child Mental Health

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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.


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.


This content has been developed by 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.


This course is located on an eLearning platform on the Goodfellow Unit website.
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