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Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness

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

Mental Health
Free Course
In this free online course you will learn why quality care services depends on understanding clients. The course also covers topics such as the four guiding principles of support work and how the strengths and resources of clients and their communities are involved in the care process. Start the course today and learn key skills for supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental illness.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

In this free online course Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities & Mental Illness you will learn that one in four adults experience some form of mental health problems during their lifetime, and mental illness not only affects the individuals concerned but also their families and friends.

The course begins by showing you why quality care services depends 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 trace the historical use of names and labels for people with disabilities, as well as their impact and you will identify classification categories that differentiate levels of intellectual disability 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. So start this course today and learn key skills for supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental illness.

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Learning Outcomes

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

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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