GPSY

6440

Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health

New School for Social Research: Psychology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Child&Adol Global Men Health

Fall 2019

Taught By: Miriam Steele

Section: A

CRN: 7388

Credits: 3

More than 40% of the world population is 24 years old or younger. The vast majority of these children live in low- and lower middle–income countries where child and adolescent mental health problems are largely neglected. On the other hand, tending to the mental health needs of children has the exponential benefit of delivery at a time when development is rapid with growth in physical, social, and emotional domains. Children and adolescents more easily integrate and are helped by interventions which can reduce symptoms and overall risk and have the potential to increase resiliency. This course will explore current trends in the assessment and delivery of child and adolescent mental health services with special attention to populations of refugees and displaced children and adolescents, the increasing rates of suicide and substance abuse, anxiety, depression, & conduct disorder.The class will survey interventions delivered by government and NGO agencies with special attention to those that are most innovative and have demonstrated efficacy. In addition we will benefit from unique access to special guests from U.N. and related agencies who will engage the class in their presentations of the most compelling interventions and projects from across the globe.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (GPSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 30

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:21pm 5/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019