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If It Has a Name, Then It Can Be Treated

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Spring Arbor University

4202 Collins Road

Suite 100

Lansing, MI 48910

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Course Objectives:

1. Understand common childhood/adolescent mental health diagnoses.

2. Compare and evaluate the different ways symptoms may present themselves (specifically looking at the impact of trauma).

3. Identify different treatment methods/Interventions, and what workers could do to support caregivers (whether it’s birth parents, foster parents, or residential staff).

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Child abuse and neglect primes the brain for further mental health challenges. Up to 80 percent of children in foster care have significant mental health issues, compared to approximately 18-22 percent of the general population, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). This training will provide an overview of several mental health diagnoses that are commonly seen in children and teens who have encountered child welfare services. In this training you will leave understanding the symptoms of those diagnoses and how those symptoms impact the child, how they see typically see the world around them, and in most cases, how the world views them. This training with review myths as they pertain to certain diagnoses. Lastly this training will provide child welfare workers basic methods and interventions that has been proven to have success with the given diagnoses.

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