Understanding the Identification Process and Tools (Chapter 2)

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

About the Course:

Understanding the Identification Process and Tools (Chapter 2): Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems for Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child Serving Service Organizations explains the value of early mental health and substance use identification. It applies basic principles to the design of early identification and the Access-to-Care program. This chapter also employs sound methods to identify children and adolescents who may have a mental health or substance use problem while considering the cultures and languages of the groups being served.

Course materials are from Chapter 2. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free from:
http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Identifying-Mental-Health-and-Substance-Use-Problems-of-Children-and-Adolescents-A-Guide-for-Child-Serving-Organizations/SMA12-4700

Course materials are from Chapter 2, found on pages 13 to 40 of pdf document (pages 21 to 48 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

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 understanding the identification process and tools for children in regard to mental health and substance use problems. It is appropriate for an introductory level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the process and tools to be used when identifying children and adolescents who may have a mental health or substance use problem.

  2. Grasp the value of early identification of children and adolescents’ potential for mental health or substance use problems, how to develop an effective approach to improve identification and access to care while applying the basic principles to design of early identification and the Access-to Care program.

  3. Acknowledge the sound methods to identify children and adolescents who may have a mental health or substance use problem by determining the goals for populations of concern while selecting an identification method for the cultures and languages of the groups being screened.

  4. Be aware of the mental health and substance use/abuse screening tools for children and adolescents.

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