Children Entering Care: Mental Health Issues

Roughly 80% of the children in care have some mental health issues. Unfortunately, mental and behavioral health care is the largest unmet health need of these children. This class explores common mental health issues for children entering care, how disorders are diagnosed and treated, and how parents can work with professionals to support their children's mental health needs.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • know how to identify qualified mental health professionals
  • understand how mental health professionals make diagnoses
  • describe externalizing and internalizing behaviors
  • understand how to use behavioral strategies to respond to children's behaviors
  • know the different types of therapies
  • know what questions to ask mental health professionals about psychotropic medications
2 credit hours, $10.00 per person.

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