This course is designed to give participants an introduction to the Teach Me Professional Development experience while reviewing essential strategies designed to promote wellness in children. The course content is based on information gathered from Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health), a collaborative program that brings together several agencies including Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Administration for Children and Families, and Health Resources and Services Administration.
a). Identify ways in which Project Launch participants devise strategies to ensure that children are developmentally on track to learn and succeed when they begin attending school.
b). Recognize how serious problems such as unemployment, poverty, and substance abuse negatively impact young children in a variety of ways, while evaluating collaborative interventions that have assisted in giving children a healthier start in life.
c). Determine the importance of evaluating the nature and scope of the behavioral health challenges facing different communities in order to plan appropriate interventions to fit specific needs.
d). Review data pertaining to substance abuse and suicide among adolescents in the United States and identify resources that will further enhance awareness in these areas.
Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D, MS, MA
Material Author(s): SAMHSA
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