Foundations in ICAMH 3 - Taiohi | Youth Mental Health
This course provides an overview of: developmental milestones, developmentally appropriate practice and common mental health issues in adolescence (13 - 19 years).
- Define ‘youth’, ‘young person’ and ‘adolescent’.
- Understand youth brain development.
- Define several theoretical concepts associated with social, emotional and cognitive development of young people.
- Describe the ways that professionals can best engage with young people when discussing mental health issues.
- Identify ways in which professionals can ensure they provide youth-friendly services.
- Summarise the main mental health challenges facing young people.
- Understand common mental health and AOD disorders in young people.
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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It takes less than a minute and is completely free. Note the Goodfellow Unit website is not administered by Whāraurau