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Mental Health Issues for Looked After Children and Young People

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Research (e.g. Phillips, Meeting the psychiatric needs of children in foster care: Social workers’ views, 1997) tells us that it is difficult to meet the mental health needs of young people in care.  Combined with the developmental challenges of adolescence, and the realisation that the peak age for the onset of any mental health condition is 14, this means there is an imperative for the children’s workforce to be familiar with major mental disorders and to be able to distinguish between mental illness, mental ill-health and normal, if challenging, adolescence.  This one day course provides an overview of mental health issues, including the defining characteristics of major mental disorders, suggests ways caregivers can support young people with mental illness, mental ill-health and mental disorders, and  signposts towards promoting good mental health and well-being.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand mental health issues including diagnosis, labelling and stigmatisation
  • Recognise signs of mental ill health in children and young people
  • Compare psychological and psychiatric constructs of mental health
  • Promote mental well-being and good mental health by identifying protective factors and individual resilience
  • Feel more able to obtain appropriate professional services for children displaying mental health issues
  • Be familiar with common diagnostic categories
  • Broadly understand differing medications
  • Think about how to support young people with a range of mental health difficulties

Young People with Personality Disorder: Working in community settings

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  • The concept of Personality Disorder
  • Trait models of personality
  • Outline of PD and overlap: Borderline, Histrionic and Narcissistic
  • Implication, meaning and validity of diagnosis in adolescence
  • Aetiology of BPD
  • Self-awareness
  • Awareness of the young person
  • Systems awareness
  • Working with risk
  • Working with crisis
  • Working with aggression
  • Working with self-harm
  • Working with substance misuse

 

More training courses

Child Development, Attachment, Trauma, Mentalizing, Self-harmReflective Practice, Supervision, Recording and Report Writing

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