Developmental Disorders in Young People

Welcome to the headspace ALM on Developmental Disorders in Young People, designed for GPs and allied health professionals alike. This activity seeks to educate you on issues surrounding the identification and support of young people with developmental disabilities, along with their mental health care. Utilising a number of case studies, ways of offering the best possible evidence-based care for young people in an effective and inclusive manner are explored.

This ALM consists of four sequential parts. Each part will take approximately one and a half hours to complete.

Learning Objectives

  • Outline the epidemiology of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, as well as common sexually transmitted diseases, in Australian young people.
  • Identify the predisposing factors for the development of substance use disorders and the models that can be used to identify and target these factors.
  • Understand the relationships between mental health, sexual health and substance use disorders.
  • Apply strategies that assist with engagement and assessment of young people utilising a non-judgemental approach.
  • Gain an understanding of some commonly used assessment tools and instruments including the principles of Motivational Interviewing.

*In this module, a young person is defined as a person aged between 12 and 25 years.

 

Educational grant provided by headspace.

 

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13 Feb

Wed, 13 Feb 2019, at 12:00 AM to Fri, 16 Oct 2020, at 12:00 AM
Online Event
FREE!

RACGP

40 Category 1 Points

ACRRM

30 PRPD points

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