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Live Stream: Understanding Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth
Dec 07, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Online Live Streaming
Trainer: John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW
About the trainer
John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW
John has been working as a therapist and trainer for almost 20 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree. Much of John’s career has centred on working with children, youth, adults and families dealing with crisis and trauma. While he has a diverse practice, he has particular interest and specialized experience in working with individuals and families impacted by mental health concerns, violence, post-war trauma recovery, gender/sexuality issues, sexual abuse recovery and cyber-bullying/harassment. John’s work is also informed by his international experiences working with individuals and communities impacted by civil war and ethnic conflicts in Colombia, Albania and Northern Ireland. He is a warm and engaging facilitator who values interactive learning experiences.
This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering.
Children and youth need the adults in their lives to help navigate the difficulties that come along with mental illness 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 health issues 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 illness.
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 illness in children and youth.
About This Workshop
- Context of Children’s Mental Illness
- 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
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.
You Will Receive
A pdf copy of our resource manual.
Live streamed workshops are best viewed with another person. This allows you to fully participate in small group discussion and skill development opportunities. Note that each each person needs to individually register and pay.
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