UTNS
5144

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Child&Adol Global Men Health
Fall 2022
Taught By: Miriam Steele
Section: A

CRN: 9167

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: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 4:16am EST 1/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: L104
Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022