Psychiatric Disorders and Implications for Child Wellness.
July 2, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $70.00
Mental health is family health, which necessitates paying attention to the well-being
of children who are being parented by a caregiver with a mental illness. 20% of American
adults have a mental illness. Five to eight percent experience a serious mental health malady
that disrupts family and adversely impacts children. We will discuss in depth, six recognized
mental illnesses most often associated with abuse and neglect of children, their impact on
families and children, and the implications for child wellness. Additionally, we will
discuss current treatment modalities and prognosis for recovery.