Major Mental Health Disorders of Childhood

Green Clock Hours: 2.00

It is well recognized that children can experience mental health challenges, including many of the disorders experienced by adults. However, identifying these disorders and helping children cope with, or overcome them, is fraught with challenges. Children may not be aware that they are having symptoms that may be affecting their behavior. They may have difficulty saying what they do notice because they have not developed sufficient language skills. As a helping professional, you may be challenged by behavior presented by these children. You may struggle to respond in a way that is therapeutic and helps them progress toward their treatment or educational goals. In this course, you will learn about the major childhood disorders and the specific issues associated with these disorders that impact a child’s ability to relate to others, learn, and play. You will learn about the internal interference that children experience as a result of various conditions, and how this relates to behavior and performance in school, at home, and in the community. Most importantly, you will learn to support and teach these children to use effective coping skills, and make healthy choices. You will practice and reinforce the concepts you learn in this course through interactive exercises. This course is appropriate for paraprofessionals working with children and adolescents in a variety of behavioral healthcare environments.

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Course Description

It is well recognized that children can experience mental health challenges, including many of the disorders experienced by adults. However, identifying these disorders and helping children cope with, or overcome them, is fraught with challenges. Children may not be aware that they are having symptoms that may be affecting their behavior. They may have difficulty saying what they do notice because they have not developed sufficient language skills. As a helping professional, you may be challenged by behavior presented by these children. You may struggle to respond in a way that is therapeutic and helps them progress toward their treatment or educational goals. In this course, you will learn about the major childhood disorders and the specific issues associated with these disorders that impact a child’s ability to relate to others, learn, and play. You will learn about the internal interference that children experience as a result of various conditions, and how this relates to behavior and performance in school, at home, and in the community. Most importantly, you will learn to support and teach these children to use effective coping skills, and make healthy choices. You will practice and reinforce the concepts you learn in this course through interactive exercises. This course is appropriate for paraprofessionals working with children and adolescents in a variety of behavioral healthcare environments.

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