Using scenarios and tools, participants will gain an understanding of mental illness within a biopsychosocial perspective in order to provide optimal support to individuals 16 years and older with a dual diagnosis, as well as plan a response to crisis situations in collaboration with emergency services and community providers.
Service providers from various positions within community and housing services will learn about effective approaches and tools to support individuals on a day-to-day basis and in crisis situations, as well as how to assist professionals to assess for mental illness and support treatment.
- Describe developmental disabilities, mental illness and dual diagnosis, together with causes and prevalence.
- Identify challenges to diagnosis and assessments of mental illness in persons with developmental disabilities.
- Use the HELP framework (Health, Environment & Supports, Lived Experience, Psychiatric Disorder), to identify factors contributing to behavioural change and/or mental illness.
- Apply optimal supports approaches and tools based on the biopsychosocial approach.
- Plan a response to crisis situations in collaboration with emergency services and community providers.