Understanding Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth
Oct 04, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
Calgary, Alberta – Executive Royal Inn & Conference Centre
Trainer: Lana Dunn, MEd, RPsych
About the trainer
Lana Dunn, MEd, RPsych
Lana has been a Registered Psychologist since 2001 and holds her Certificate in Advanced Clinical Supervision in Psychology. She has worked in multiple mental health settings and private practice, and now is the Manager of School Based Mental Health in Alberta Health Services. Lana believes all people are inherently competent when it comes to defining their healthiest, most authentic path, and works with them to support their growth to live and work with purpose and positivity...
Children and youth need the adults in their lives to help navigate the difficulties that come along with mental health and to connect them with necessary support and services. This workshop is designed for education and social service providers, caregivers and anyone seeking a better understanding of the complexities that surround mental illness with this population. Participants will be provided with a general overview of the common mental illnesses for children and youth, signs and symptoms, themes for treatment and the controversies that surround some of the diagnoses. The final portion of the workshop will offer tips for informal support of children, youth and their families struggling with mental health concerns.
Please note: This workshop is not a skill-building workshop or providing training for clinical therapy – the aim of the workshop is to provide understanding and awareness of mental health in children and youth.
- Workshop Outline
- Context of Children’s Mental Health
- Overview and Trends
- Controversies and Debates
- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- ODD and Conduct Disorder
- Suicide and Self-Injury
- Mental Illness and Addictions
- Tips and Resources for Supporting
- Target Audience
This is an introductory level workshop intended for teachers, child care providers, social workers, parents, social service and health care professionals, youth corrections officers, support workers and anyone working in a helping role with youth struggling with mental illness.
Method of Delivery
Lecture, personal reflection, video, case study review and small group discussion.
At the end of this workshop participants should be able to:
- List the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues in the younger population.
- Identify the contextual factors and key controversies in diagnoses.
- Summarize the common themes for treatment and tips for supporting families.
What our clients have to say...
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Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.
You Will Receive
A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. For livestream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.
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Continuing Education Credit
While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshops earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.
The following associations have formally approved our workshops:
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Alberta College of Social Workers
*Category A Competency Credit
Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)
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