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Working to support the mental health of children with an Intellectual Disability

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
1.5 hrs

his webinar will discuss the importance of engaging with children, parents and families about how they interpret children’s behaviour and how communication and collaboration can support children in the long term.

Relevance to General Practice

It is important for general practitioners to understand that mental health is separate to intellectual disability and working with families and children to identify and respond to the differences is equally as important. General practitioners can make a significant contribution to the life of families and their intellectually disabled children through appropriate assessment, communication and collaboration

Learning outcomes
  • Identify the risk and protective factors for children where they have an intellectual disability
  • Describe best practice of collaboration with families and children that achieve positive social and emotional wellbeing outcomes for children with intellectual disability
  • Describe tools and tips for assessing, recording and reporting the mental health concerns in children with intellectual disability
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • The conduct of the consultation is appropriate to the needs of the patient and the sociocultural context

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • The impacts of the social determinants of health are identified and addressed

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Duty of care is maintained

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    • Patient confidentiality is managed appropriately

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Children and young people health
    • Psychological health
    Partnering organisations

    Emerging Minds

    Working to support the mental health of children with an Intellectual Disability
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    1.5 hrs
    Start Date
    CPD Points
    3 cpd