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Parental mental health issues
Level: 3 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 10
When parents have mental health issues, children and young people may experience a range of difficulties and challenges. This course enables learners to gain knowledge about the impact of these issues, to develop understanding of the needs of the children, and to reflect on and develop their own practice.
Target audience: Social workers | Foster carers | School staff
Learning outcomes / assessment criteria
Understand the effect on children and young people of living with parental mental health issues
- Describe the theoretical models and definitions of mental disorder and mental illness
- Explain how parental mental health issues impact on parenting abilities and how formal and informal networks can meet the needs of parents and support improvement.
- Identify the impact and risks of mental health issues on the development and wellbeing of children and young people
Understand ways in which you can develop skills in promoting positive outcomes for children exposed to parental mental health issues
- Explain how trauma theory and research can be used to assess the impact on children and young people of exposure to parental mental health issues.
- Explain the importance of multi-disciplinary working in promoting positive outcomes for children and young people affected by parental mental health issues
- Identify interventions which can promote recovery and develop resilience for children and young people exposed to parental mental health issues.
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