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Working in partnership with children, young people and their families.
The child and youth specialisation focuses on the unique challenges and rewards that can be found working within child and youth mental health. There is a strong focus on attachment and normal development – from infancy to early adulthood – and the exploration of opportunities to assist children and young people to pursue optimum mental health.
This is an important time for mental health assessment and intervention as many conditions emerge during this period. This specialisation enhances student knowledge of relevant mental health conditions and assists students to develop skills in engagement, assessment, formulation and care planning.
The course emphasises working in partnership with children, young people and their families, as well as other key influential systems including education and child protection.
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