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Understanding Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth

Oct 05, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)


Price: $ 235.00 (regular rate)


Edmonton, Alberta – Holiday Inn Conference Centre


Trainer: Danielle Forth, MSc, RPsych

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About the trainer

Danielle Forth, MSc, RPsych

Danielle has over 15 years of clinical experience working in front line mental health, consulting and teaching roles. She is a Registered Psychologist and holds a Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy. In addition to training with CTRI, she has a private clinical practice working with individuals, couples and families on a variety of mental health issues. As a therapist, Danielle strives to incorporate mindfulness and positive psychology interventions in her work. She believes in a holistic approach to wellness and that real change happens through meaningful connection with self and others. Her intention is to enhance the quality of life of those she works with by cultivating hope and self-compassion. Danielle brings a strong desire to facilitate excellent and enjoyable learning experiences to her workshops that reflect her compassion, warmth and humour.    

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Description

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.

About This Workshop

Workshop Outline

  • 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
  • Depression
  • ODD and Conduct Disorder
  • Suicide and Self-Injury
  • Mental Illness and Addictions
  • Tips and Resources for Supporting
  • Target Audience

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.

Learning Objectives

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.

 

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Details

Date:
October 5, 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Venue

Edmonton, Alberta – Holiday Inn Conference Centre
4485 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5C3 Canada
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Phone:
780-431-1100
At checkout you will have the option to pay by credit card or to receive an invoice to be paid later.
Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.

Limited Seating

Register Early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.

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.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, register for selected workshop, then once in shoppping cart, add quanitity of participants and provide names of all participants.

Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise throughout your interaction with the CTRI office or our workshop please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected].

Special Accommodations
for Disabilities

Please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require to have a positive learning experience.

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)
www.ccpa-accp.ca

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
www.cpca-rpc.ca

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
www.aswb.org

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
www.nbcc.org

Alberta College of Social Workers
www.acsw.ab.ca
*Category A Competency Credit

Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)
www.vracanada.com

Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada
www.acctcounsellor.com

Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)
www.cavewas.com

To have your organization or association listed here, please contact [email protected]