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Youth mental health facts/definitions, Youth development, signs of negative mental health in youth, risk factors, addiction/substance use, and technology/social media.
This course thoroughly investigates the wide spectrum of Youth Mental Health and Addiction. Students will discuss mental health facts and definitions and study their application in relevant case studies. To further understand the spectrum of youth mental health students will also dive into recognizing the impact of the teenage brain and youth neurological development. Students will also participate into an exploration of associated risk factors, addiction/substance abuse and the overtone of youth technology and social media to solidify their understanding of this demographic.