- Clinical Skills I: Integrated Community Mental Health Treatment for Children, Youth and Families
This is the first of two courses designed to develop student knowledge and skills in community-based service approaches for children and adolescents experiencing severe emotional disturbances and their families. The course focuses on the applications of the values of integration, family integrity, child and family centeredness, choice and unconditional care. Students explore the principles of and develop the essential skills to provide wrap-around services, including individualized and flexible supports, outreach, collaborative teaming and the use of natural supports. Approaches to in-home support; case management; educational and school-based services; foster care; crisis, housing and respite services; peer support and self-help; and medication management are covered. Students develop skills in individual needs and preference assessment, futures planning, skill teaching and resource development.