Introduction to Mental Health: Child Welfare Case Management Informed by the DSM 5

This two-day training provides participants with an overview of significant mental health issues that impair individual functioning, and it addresses the child welfare worker's role in ensuring clients with special needs receive services to support stabilization.

After attending this training, successful participants will be able to:

  • Mitigate the potential for bias and/or misconceptions about mental health disorders when working with clients and stakeholders
  • Understand how mental health disorders can impact the functioning of children, youth and families
  • Make informed decisions related to mental health and mental health disorders in the case planning process

This training includes an overview of the mental health classification system informed by the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and will specifically explore the role of the child welfare professional in identifying and assessing the impact of mental disorders and offering best practice interventions within the framework of case management.

Course Code
505641