CYCC 232 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues
Introduction to a variety of childhood and adolescent mental health topics that contextualizes social, emotional and behavioural disorders in relation to the context or culture in which it is observed. Focus on the role of trauma, attachment, and resilience as a means for understanding behaviour will be examined. Various drugs and substances seen in youth culture, alongside the comorbid existence of mental health disorders and drug abuse will be examined. Child & Youth Care Counsellor interventions that consider the transtheoretical model of change, harm reduction approaches, and looking beyond the symptoms to the strengths of the child, will also be explored.
Prerequisite: A minimum of a C grade in CYCC 111