Latest Journal

Click here for a copy of our latest Journal Edition. Volume 10, Issue 1, 2019.



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Guidelines on Pathways to Care

A guide for parents and carers: Guidelines on Pathways to Care for children and adolescents with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour and/or mental health problems.  

Quick Link to the MOU

Devlopmental Psychiatry Clinic Evaluation

The Developmental Psychiatry Clinic has been evaluated by the Centre for Disability Studies. Access the document by clicking on the image below.

MOU between ADHC and Health
Excutive Summary

View the executive summary of the "Leading the Way in Mental Health and Intellectual Disability" needs analysis report here.


Publications & Resources

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    Articles by A/Prof David Dossetor as featured in the Clinician

    The Clinician is a publication produced by CAMHSNET (Child and Adolescent Mental Health State-wide Network). Copies of 'The Clinician' can be obtained from the Better Health Centre Publications Warehouse ph (02) 9887 5450.
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    Grief and Loss

    A collection of information and resources on grief and loss as experienced by children for use in schools or by professionals. These resources are not specifically for children/adolescents with an intellectual disability but information about developmental stages of grief may be useful.
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    Policy and Guideline Documents

    This is a collection of the latest policy and guideline documents related to mental health and intellectual disability.
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    Sexual Education Resources

    The following group of resources and publications are useful for children and young people with intellectual disabilities.
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    Developmental Psychiatry Clinic Evaluation

    Evaluation report on the Developmental Psychiatry Clinic: A Partnership between The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Statewide Behaviour Intervention Service (ADHC) by the Centre for Disability Studies. Authors: Patricia O’Brien, Deborah Espiner, Samuel Arnold, Vivienne Riches & Lynette Roberts
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    Intellectual Disability Mental Health First Aid Manual

    This manual is for people working in human services who are aware of the standard Mental Health First Aid course and those working in or associated with disability services. The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance on how to support people with an intellectual disability who are experiencing difficulties associated with mental health problems. There is also information in the manual that will help those with little or no experience interacting with someone who has an intellectual disability. This manual builds on the information given in the Mental Health First Aid Manual, specifically taking into account the difficulties and needs of the person with an intellectual disability. It thereby makes the Mental Health First Aid approach available to those who work with and encounter a person with intellectual disability.