Child & Adolescent Mental Health 1
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This course is designed to examine mental health disorders of childhood, adolescence and young adulthood as part of a continuum of development. It will explore societal perspectives of abnormal behaviour and the ethical use of mental health terms and labels. A focus of exploration will be on the descriptions of behaviours, etiology, and current treatment of the disorders. The DSM-V will be used as a framework for this course.
Students will work independently and in groups throughout this course in an effort to advance their learning and skill set of mental health and how it manifests in young people. Students will work to research, reflect, debate, compare, design and evaluate their learning both in class and utilizing technology-based resources.