Children Entering Care: Mental Health Issues

This class explores mental health issues for children entering care, including: making diagnoses, externalizing and internalizing behaviors, behavioral strategies, therapies, medications

Instructors Expert - Dr. Robert Nickel, a developmental pediatrician
Course Duration 2 credit hours
Course Delivery Self-Directed, Online
Course Provider Foster Parent College
Course Type Self-Directed, Online

Roughly 80% of the children in care have some mental health issues. Unfortunately, mental and behavioral health care is the largest unmet health need of these children. This class explores common mental health issues for children entering care, how disorders are diagnosed and treated, and how parents can work with professionals to support their children's mental health needs.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • know how to identify qualified mental health professionals
  • understand how mental health professionals make diagnoses
  • describe externalizing and internalizing behaviors
  • understand how to use behavioral strategies to respond to children's behaviors
  • know the different types of therapies
  • know what questions to ask mental health professionals about psychotropic medications

Course Details

Course Type: Self-Directed, Online
Duration: 2 credit hours
Mandatory for P.R.I.D.E. Levels of Pay:
Recertification Required:
Provided by: Foster Parent College
Training Type: SFFA Affiliate

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