Parental mental health issues

Audience Social workers, Foster carers, School staff
Course Level 3
Hours 10

Learning criteria

  • Describe the theoretical models and definitions of mental disorder and mental illness
  • Explain how parental mental health issues impact on parenting abilities and how formal and informal networks can meet the needs of parents and support improvement.
  • Identify the impact and risks of mental health issues on the development and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Explain how trauma theory and research can be used to assess the impact on children and young people of exposure to parental mental health issues.
  • Explain the importance of multi-disciplinary working in promoting positive outcomes for children and young people affected by parental mental health issues
  • Identify interventions which can promote recovery and develop resilience for children and young people exposed to parental mental health issues.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the effect on children and young people of living with parental mental health issues
  • Understand ways in which you can develop skills in promoting positive outcomes for children exposed to parental mental health issues