CPD Engaging in Children and Young People's Complex Mental Health
Level 7 (postgraduate), 20 credits
This multi-disciplinary/agency CPD module has been designed to offer an introduction to engaging in children and young peoples mental health.
- Introduction to Mental health in children and young people
- Understanding child development and how this is interrupted
- Prevention and Health -Promotion
- Spectrum of Need
- Consent, the Law and Ethics
- Common and Complex Disorders inc: Self harm and suicide, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, autism and PTSD
- Associated Problems
- Effective and Sensitive Communication
- Risk taking behaviours
- Personal and professional resilience
- Debate and Debrief
Teaching and learning
The course will be delivered during a semester and the teaching will be delivered over 7-8 weeks. You will be required to attend one day per week (usually Wednesday) with teaching commencing at 4.00pm and ending at 7.30pm. You will be required to undertake online activity in between sessions.
Evidence of study at level 6 to BA/BSc level, ideally 2:2 or above.
You will assessed via a poster presentation with a verbal defense and a 2000-word written assessment – a reflective account of the self of practitioner in the context of their practice with children and young people experiencing complex mental health difficulties.
This CPD is stand-alone and it also forms part of the masters framework.
The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.
Further guidance on programme changes.