Addressing Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents

Mental illness can begin in children. Most people are familiar with ADHD but what about the other mental illness that affect children. To name a few: FAS, NAS, DMDD, depression, anxiety, and even eating disorders can affect children and adolescents. Further, adolescents can be thrown into addiction by peers, family, or just experimentation. Join Dr. Straughter to better understand the needs of children, families, educators when working with children and adolescents who may suffer from a mental illness.

Educational Objectives

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the mental health needs of children and youth including the impact on:
    • families
    • primary care practices
    • state systems
    • school setting
  • Identify 2 strategies to address mental health concerns
  • Identify 3 solutions to address the child’s needs in order for them to function at their maximum potential in the school setting

5.0 CE’s for:

  • CHES (Certified Heath Education Specialist)
  • CPH-Certified Public Health
  • DMH- Addiction Therapist
  • DMH – Licensed Administrator
  • DMH-Intellectual and    Developmental Disabilities Therapist
  • DMH-Mental Health Therapist
  • MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
  • NBCC-National Board for Certified Counselors
  • SW-Social Work
  • EDU – Educator (Tentative), visit www.msbhln.org

Presenter

Talya Straughter, DPC, LPC, BC-TMH

Location

Virtual

Date

Jun. 15, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Presenter

Talya Straughter, DPC, LPC, BC-TMH

Location

Virtual