Course Description

Supporting Positive Mental Health in Children and Adolescents

This course will describe basic brain anatomy and development related to mental health in children and adolescents, especially specific areas that influence increased risk for mental health problems in adolescence. We will cover several mental health symptoms and diagnoses that are common throughout childhood and adolescence as well  stigma related to mental health and its impact on help-seeking. Finally, while participants will be encouraged to seek support from mental health professionals for serious concerns, we will address strategies that can be used to support positive mental health in school-aged children and adolescents.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Describe basic anatomy and development related to mental health in school-aged children and adolescents
  • Identify contributing factors to mental health challenges in adolescence
  • Describe the role of stigma in mental health
  • Identify strategies to support mental health and well-being in school-aged children and adolescents

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Sep 05, 2020 to Sep 19, 2020
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $75.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

This course will include an online synchronous session on the following date and time:

  • Saturday, September 12, 2020: 9:00am – 12:00pm (noon) MT 

The course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L, which will be available no later than 9:00am MT the day prior to your course start date.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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