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This unit incorporates recovery principles and emphasises the importance of taking a developmentally appropriate approach to biopsychosocial assessment, formulation and intervention in child and youth mental health. The unit examines normal development and the effects trauma and adversity can have on the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families. Students will be provided with opportunities to reflect on clinical practice, develop care planning skills, examine relevant social and cultural factors and build their capacity to work collaboratively with children, young people, and families in partnership with other health providers and agencies including education and child protection.
Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to: