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HLTH1201 – Introduction to Mental Health Behavioral Aide pdf

Credits: 4 (4/0/0)
Description: This course will provide students with resources to enter practice as a Mental Health Behavioral Aide II with a focus on children with mental illnesses. Students will achieve entry-level competencies in providing skill-building in peer-to-peer or parent-child interactions, performing as a role-play partner, reinforcing children's accomplishments, generalizing skill-building activities in children's multiple natural settings, and developing redirection and de-escalation skills. The aide will perform these duties under the supervision of a mental health practitioner.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
  1. Identify and understand the purpose of pharmacological interventions in children with mental illnesses.
  2. Identify and understand the purpose of treatment interventions in children with mental illnesses.
  3. Describe basic data practices and privacy issues as they relate to children with mental illnesses.
  4. Practice therapeutic communication techniques for children with mental illnesses.
  5. Identify personal biases related to children and families with mental illnesses.
  6. Demonstrate increased self-awareness in working with children with mental illnesses.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of suicidal ideation and prevention in children with mental illnesses.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the aide's impact in working with a child in his or her home.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of skill-building in peer-to-peer and parent-child interactions.
  10. Perform as a practice partner or role-play partner.
  11. Reinforce the accomplishments of children.
  12. Generalize skill-building activities in the child's multiple natural settings.
  13. Intervene as necessary to redirect a child's target behavior and de-escalate behavior that puts a child or other person at risk.
  14. Identify and explain the basic principles of behavior, behavior responses and consequences.
  15. Define and give examples of negative and positive reinforcement.
  16. Define and give examples of escape, avoidance, and discriminated and undiscriminated avoidance.
  17. Identify and define causes of behavior.
  18. Identify and define the correlation between environment and stimuli.
  19. Identify and give examples of how similar environmental stimuli may have multiple functions including operant and respondent functions.
MnTC goal areas: None

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