Child and Adolescent Mental Health
To enable Registered Nurses to further develop their knowledge of mental health issues in children and adolescents and encourage the integration of this information and these skills into their nursing practice.
Critically examine the possible aetiology and clinical presentations of a variety of child and adolescent mental health issues.
Critically analyse a mental health assessment to identify developmentally appropriate treatment options/clinical pathways available for children and adolescents with mental health issues and outline the evidence base for practice.
Critically discuss working together and support of families/whānau in relation to children and adolescents with mental health needs.
Examine key issues in Māori and Pasifika child and adolescent mental health needs.