Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness
Learn about supporting people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness with this free online course.
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In this free online course supporting individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness, you will learn that one in four adults experience some form of mental retardation or health problems during their lifetime, and mental illness not only affects the individuals concerned but also their families and friends.
This intellectual and developmental disabilities course begins by showing you why quality care services depend on understanding clients. You will also learn about the four guiding principles of support work and how the strengths and resources of clients and their communities are involved. Finally, the course will help you learn about the historical use of names and labels for people with intellectual disabilities, as well as their impact, causes of intellectual disability and the identification of classification categories that differentiate levels of intellectual functioning and intensities of supports.
This course is not just for mental health experts and other social and health industry professionals but will be of great interest to anyone who has experienced mental health issues personally and those with a general interest in this health area. Start this course today and learn problem-solving skills for supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental illness.Start Course Now
Support Work: The Fundamentals
Support Work: The Fundamentals - Learning Outcomes
Guiding Principles and History
Individuals and Communities
Support Work: The Fundamentals - Lesson Summary
What's in a Name?
What's in a Name? - Learning Outcomes
Significance of Names
Use of Names
What's in a Name? - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Explain why quality care services depends on understanding clients
- List the four guiding principles of support work
- Describe how support workers use the strengths and resources of clients and their communities
- Describe the negative use of names and their impact on people with disabilities
- Trace the historical use of labels for people with disabilities
- Identify classification categories that differentiate levels of intellectual disability
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