Recovery and Resilience in Child and Youth Mental Health

Recovery and Resilience in Child and Youth Mental Health

Graduate Certificate
Semester 2 - Child & Youth unit

This unit employs a recovery focused framework for working with children, young people and their families. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice relevant to children and young people presenting with anxiety, depression, trauma, psychosis, neurodevelopmental disorders and other presentations commonly seen in child and youth mental health settings. The unit will provide students with the opportunity to enhance their skills as well as to critically appraise contemporary approaches to working in child and youth mental health.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand application of a recovery oriented framework to best practice in child and youth mental health.
  • Conceptualise and critically appraise appropriate interventions for a range of presentations commonly seen in child and youth mental health settings.
  • Integrate current research findings with theory and practice relevant to child and youth mental health.

Weekly Schedule
Week 1 Recovery
Week 2 Building Resilience
Week 3 Emotional Wellbeing
Week 4 Nervous and Shy
Week 5 Excessive Worry and Panic
Week 6 Unusual Behaviours
Week 7 Eating and Sleeping Problems
Week 8 Cognitive Challenges
Week 9 Autism
Week 10 Rule Breaking
Week 11 Grief and Trauma
Week 12 Depression and Self-harm
Week 13 Psychosis
Week 14 Substance Use and Physical Health
Week 15 Uncommon Presentations