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 2020

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. We will also consider critical perspectives on global mental health and explore the role of culture and context in shaping our understanding of mental health challenges and interventions.The class format will involve class discussions based on relevant readings and team based projects that will blend social science and design perspectives. As design is best used when there is a clear setting or context for focus we will invite stakeholders from  both government agencies and NGO’s delivering interventions to children/adolescents/families to partner with teams of students to work with them over the semester to develop their projects. The student teams will be comprised of a blend from social science and design backgrounds. In addition there will be classes/workshops to cover design & user-based (UX) thinking and a prototyping workshop.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (GPSY)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*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: 8:40pm 9/18/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/14/2020