93077 - Supporting infants and toddlers of parents with a mental illness
The 'Supporting Infants and Toddlers' course helps general practitioners to identify and intervene when their clients are parents who experience mental illness and have dependent young childrenRelevance to General Practice
Approximately 1 million Australian children live with a parent who experiences mental illness. These children have an elevated risk of developing a range of social, educational, development and emotional difficulties, including developing mental illness themselves. This risk can be reduced through a range of prevention strategies, including the Supporting Infants and Toddlers course.
Awareness of parents and parenting has not typically been considered a part of core business for general practitioners. This course has been designed to highlight the importance of identifying and intervening when your clients are parents of infants and toddlers.