Depression in Children and Adolescents
Level: Advanced Practice – Lineworker
Intended Audience: Workers interested in learning more about depression as manifested in children and adolescents
- To present the basic facts of depression and it’s co-morbidity with other disorders
- To explore the phenomenon of depression in infants
- To examine the relationship between infant depression, attachment disorders, an conduct disorders
- To discuss the various symptoms of depression in various age groups
- To identify the options available for treating depression and to delineate the advantages and disadvantages of each
- To present the impact of placement in the child welfare system and its relation to depression
- To present the often “coded” signs of depression and suicidal ideation
To discuss the challenge of intervening with suicidal depression
- An overview of the various theories of and contributors to depression
- The symptoms of depression in young people
- An examination of a variety of assessment methods
- A review of the various factors affecting treatment selection
- A discussion of the array of treatment interventions which can be used with depressed children and adolescents.
CalSWEC Competencies Addressed:
1.1 Student demonstrates sensitivity to clients’ differences in culture, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
7.2 Student recognizes the potential for violence, suicide, and other potentially harmful behaviors.
Mental Health & Behavioral Health