Identifying Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems of Children and Youth
$30.00 | CEU Hours:10.00 | Intermediate
*ICB Credit for Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II or III, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, MAATP I or II, RDDP, NCRS I or II, CFPP II, ATE
Illinois Specific Approvals: Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II or III, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, MAATP I or II, RDDP, NCRS I or II, CFPP II, ATE
CEU Course Description
This course is intended to promote the early identification of children and adolescents with mental health and substance use problems. It addresses the approaches, methods, and strategies used to identify mental health and substance use problems of high-risk youth (persons whose ages are between birth and 22 years) in settings that serve either a broad spectrum of children and adolescents or a high-risk population. The seven settings it covers are:
• Child welfare
• Early care and education
• Family, domestic violence, and runaway shelters
• Juvenile justice
• Mental health and substance abuse treatment for co-occurring disorders
• Primary care
• Schools and out-of-school programs
CEU Course Objectives
1. Know which are the best tools available to screen for mental health and drug use problems in children and adolescence.
2. Learn how to use the screening tools most effectively in different settings.
3. Learn who to use screening tools with in various settings and what to do with the information they provide.
4. Be aware of the issues and difficulties that can be encountered when screening children and adolescents for mental health and drug use problems.
5. Understand the benefits of partnering with various groups and agencies to help identify and treat this population.
6. Recognize what groups and agencies are potential partners in identifying and treating this population.
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