Early Care and Education (Supplement 2)

Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems for Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child-Serving Organizations

About the Course:

Early Care and Education (Supplement 2; Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems for Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child-Serving Organizations – A Report of the Surgeon General expounds upon identification of social and emotional problems in very young children and attempts to answer such questions as: What methods are used to identify social and emotional strengths in problems in very young children? How often should very young children be screened? Who should complete a screen? This supplement also addresses confidentiality and parental consent when working with caregivers.

Course materials are from Supplement 2, found on pages 73 to 84 of pdf document (pages 81 to 92 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).

Publication Date:

2012

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about mental health in infants and young children. It is appropriate for an introductory to intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the mental health needs in infants and young children.

  2. Be able to identify the social and emotional problems in very young children.

  3. Describe the role of a caregiver and the way in which the counselors should talk to them when a screen has identified a possible problem.

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