Latest Journal

Click here for a copy of our latest December 2018 journal.

 

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Join our free e-list here to receive resources, primarily the CHW School-Link Newsletter, and from time to time other relevant material concerning the mental health of children and adolescents with an intellectual disability.

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.

   

Webinar Series

Supporting the Mental Health of Students with Intellectual Disability

 

This FREE webinar series is brought to you by a partnership between the Networked Specialist Facilitator -Strathfield, The Benevolent Society, and The Children's Hospital at Westmead School-Link. The webinars aim to assist teachers and other school professionals to support students with an intellectual disability and mental health needs in the classroom.

Several more topics will be added throughout 2019.

Current on-demand topics (ready when you are):

1. Curiosity, collaboration and action: Understanding & Responding to Behaviour in the Classroom presented by Kirsty Paul from The Benevolent Society. (50 minutes)
• What we mean by “behaviours of concern”
• Why these behaviours of concern occur
• How it might look (the escalation cycle)
• Tools, tips and tricks for the classroom.

Register & view recording here (with pause feature but no handouts).
Register & view recording here (with handouts but no pause feature).

2. Cool, Calm, Collected & Connected in the Classroom: Supporting Students with Self Regulation presented by Debra Corfield from The Benevolent Society (25 minutes)
• What is self regulation?
• Why is it important?
• How can we teach and support students with self regulation?

Register & view recording here (with pause feature but no handouts).
Register & view recording here (with handouts but no pause feature).

3. The Mental Health of Young People with Intellectual Disability: What you need to know and what you can do presented by Dr David Dossetor - Child Psychiatrist from The Children's Hospital at Westmead (48 mins duration)

•History and definitions of mental health & intellectual disability concerning children
•Awareness raising animation
•Evidence-based programs for prevention
•Case study and handouts

Register & view recording here (with pause feature but no handouts)
Register & view recording here (with  handouts but no pause feature)