Many of the traditional signs and symptoms that we use identify mental illness are only found in adults. Often when children develop mental illness, it presents itself in behavioural problems, such as aggression, running away and acting out.
Some adults do not think that young children can develop mental illness, the latest research says that children can and there are high rates of mental illness even in young children.
Many of the traditional forms of counselling are ineffective for children, this webinar will look at other options.
What you'll learn
Understanding what is normal childhood behaviour and what are signs of mental illness.
Understanding why children display mental illness very differently than adults.
How to approach the family of a child with suspected mental illness.
Anyone who works with primary school children, this webinar will also be helpful for those working with older students with learning or developmental disabilities.
Rates of suicide are increasing in New Zealand. Suicide can be a scary and intimidating topic for many teachers and staff who work in schools. This webinar will empower anyone who works at a school to have a much better understanding of the causes of suicide, how to help someone who is suicidal and how to refer someone to expert help when it is required.
The webinar will look at several causes of suicide including, depression, childhood trauma, failure, sleep deprivation and the contagion effect. It is based on the latest scientific research in this field, there will be new information for all attendees.
What you'll learn
Attendees will have a greater understanding of the current trends in suicide prevention.
Attendees will gain confidence and knowledge about how to identify signs of suicide and how to approach someone who is suicidal.
Attendees will know how to help someone in a bad situation.
Anyone who works with young people. There is a mixture of basic and advanced knowledge.