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Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness

Learn about supporting people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness with this free online course.

Publisher: BCcampus OpenEd
This free online intellectual disability and mental healthcare course will teach you about how quality care services depend on understanding clients. You will study the four guiding principles of support work and how the strengths and resources of clients and their communities are involved in the care process. You will also look into the historical use of names and labels for people with disabilities, and more.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Students

    15,570
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Outcome

Certification

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Description

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.

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