|Interpersonal Practice||Elective (Host)|
|Mgmt & Leadership|
|Policy & Political|
|Children & Families||Elective|
Transitional age youth, defined as the transition period from adolescence to young adulthood, represents a developmental periods characterized by, among other things, increased risk taking and vulnerability for behavioral and mental health conditions. Yet the social work theoretical, empirical and practice literature remain underdeveloped, particularly for transitional age youth with behavioral health and mental health conditions. Social work practitioners and researchers alike play an essential role in ameliorating behavioral health conditions among transitional age youth. This course focuses on the state of the science when working with transitional age youth with behavioral health conditions. Students in this course will acquire a general understanding of (1) the prevalence and variations of behavioral health conditions among this overlooked and vulnerable population, (2) etiological factors associated with behavioral health conditions, (3) theoretical frameworks to inform practice with transitional age youth, and (4) best programs and practices when working with transitional age youth.
● Describe the prevalence and risk and protective factors associated with a variety of behavioral health conditions among transitional age youth
● Identify theoretical frameworks to inform approaches to working with transitional age youth with behavioral health conditions
● Identify screening and assessment tools for various behavioral health conditions
● Describe prevention and treatment approaches for at least one behavioral health condition
● Identify and describe a policy that is aimed at addressing at least one behavioral health condition
● Demonstrate skills to conceptualize a treatment plan when working with transitional age youth with behavioral health conditions
This course is designed to meet for two- eight hour sessions. In person and web based participation will be required. In person sessions are devoted to integrating materials from readings and other sources with the practice framework. Application to practice and policy through cases and discussion will be utilized.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106