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Supporting Families for Child and Youth Mental Health

Unit Code: PSY5015

Duration: 6 weeks

Contact Hours: 20-24 hours of study per week

Credit Points: 6


This unit will focus on developing your knowledge of child and youth mental health and your skills to support their parents and broader families. You will learn about common child and adolescent mental health problems, the bidirectional relationships that intrapersonal, interpersonal, and social-cultural factors have with child and youth mental health, and the unique needs of LGBTIQA+ families.

You will develop an understanding of the role of parental carers in child and youth mental health, interpersonal skills for communicating with carers about their parenting behaviours, and intervention delivery skills for providing ethically informed and evidence based carer support for child and youth mental health.