Childhood and Adolescent Disorders

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Training: 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Fee: $40 for Partnership Members, $240 for Non-Partnership Members

To register

In order to register for training sessions, please click on the button below to go to the Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System (WCWPDS) website to access PDS Online. Once you reach the WCWPDS website, you will click on the “PDS Online Go” button in order to login and register for pre-service, foundation and special skills/topics training sessions.  Once you reach the PDS Online system, you will be able to search training sessions  by title or locator number.  A locator number is identified below for each training session to streamline your search process on PDS Online.  Complete instructions for logging in and registering for training sessions are available on the WCWPDS website via the button below.


DESCRIPTION : This training will provide an overview of the main categories of the DSM 5 that pertain to children and adolescents, including: 1) Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders; 2) Disruptive, Impulsive-Control and Conduct Disorders; 3) Neurodevelopmental Disorders; 4) Depressive Disorders; 5) Bi-Polar and Related Disorders; 6) Anxiety Disorders; and 7) Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. We will consider the trauma perspective as it relates to the mental health of children and adolescents, and discuss the implications to child welfare and juvenile justice work. You will be introduced to variety of practical tools and strategies to infuse into your case planning and everyday work with children, adolescents, and parents/caregivers.

Understanding childhood and adolescent mental health has become increasingly more complex. Our growing awareness of the impact of trauma on child development adds another dimension. At the same time, families look to you as the child welfare professional to help them understand their child and child’s behaviors, and navigate the complex system of care designed to support them. This two-day training is designed to help you grow in your understanding and ability to think critically about childhood and adolescent disorders.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:Participants will:

  • Understand the definition of trauma and how trauma directly impacts brain development and the mental health of children and adolescents.

  • Understand the definition of child and adolescent mental health/illness.

  • Gain knowledge of the spectrum of childhood and adolescent disorders included in the DSM 5.

  • Develop awareness of the experience of children or adolescents with mental health disorders or trauma histories, as well as the experiences and challenges for parents and caregivers.

  • Utilize practical information and strategies to inform case planning.

  • Develop a specific plan to implement the strategies, tools, knowledge and insights gained from training into practice.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Public and tribal child welfare professionals (child protective services and juvenile justice)

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Last Updated: November 19, 2014
November 19, 2014