Parenting With Mental Illness: The Impact on the Child and Family

In this course, Dr. Straughter will help participants to find and understand the strengths in a parent who is suffering from mental illness. She will also dispel misnomers about parents who have difficulties raising their children due to their mental illness. Throughout this course, Dr. Straughter will identify our role in working with families to support and work as a partnership for the families who have persons with mental illness.

Educational Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Identify concerns about parenting capacity that may contribute to neglect.
  • Have a basic understanding of common mental health problems, and be able to describe some of the associated features.
  • Have an opportunity to explore the impact of parental/care taker mental illness on children through the use of practical activities and case scenarios.
  • Consider their role in supporting and working in partnership with families and agencies to promote good outcomes for children living in families where parent/care taker mental illness is present.
  • Identify factors associated with parent/care taker mental illness that indicate a child or young person may be at risk of significant harm and know what procedures to follow.

Available Continuing Education: 6 Hours

  • 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

Cost

$25

Presenter

Talya Straughter, DPC, LPC, BC-TMH

Location

MSPHI

Date

Jul. 17, 2020

Time

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cost

$25

Presenter

Talya Straughter, DPC, LPC, BC-TMH

Location

MSPHI