Evidence-based biopsychosocial assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with mental illness and/or developmental disorders are explored. Facilitate the knowledge of professional, policy and practice issues influencing the nurse practitioner’s role as mental health provider of children and adolescents with mental illness and/or developmental disorders.
- Develop an age-appropriate treatment plan for mental health problems and psychiatric disorders based on biopsychosocial theories, evidence-based standards of care, and practice guidelines.
- Analyze patient-centered behavioral health care for children and adolescents in the context of care coordination, patient education, physical comfort, emotional support, and care transitions.
- Summarize current evidence regarding major diagnostic and treatment actions for children and adolescents with mental illness and/or developmental disorders.
- Design patient-centered and culturally responsive behavioral health strategies in the delivery of clinical prevention and health promotion interventions for children and adolescents.
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