Mental Health Fundamentals
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Define mental health and mental illness.
- List the key factors believed to influence the development of mental illness.
- Identify the ways in which culture, ethnicity, and religion influence health and illness behaviour.
- Describe contemporary mental health and addiction issues in a Canadian sociocultural context.
- Discuss the causes and symptomology of mental disorders and addictions as they relate to community support worker service.
- Discuss evidence-based treatment, intervention, prevention, and service support strategies.
- Explain the community support systems model of care.
- Describe at least two purposes of a mental health treatment plan.
- Explain how psychotherapeutic medications are used in the treatment of addiction.
- Provide a brief summary of the theory and research in working with mental health and addictions populations as it impacts addictions community support worker practice.
Students must complete an intake with recruitment team.
Throughout the year
Student will be assessed by daily attendance, assignments, and completion of in class activities.
To successfully complete this course, students must:
- Pass the final exam
- Attend a minimum of 80% of the scheduled classes
- Achieve a minimum overall score of 50%