This module aims to develop students’ knowledge of how mental health can be defined, identified, and how schools, families and peers can best support the psychological wellbeing of children and adolescents. This module will set a solid background for students’ understanding of the risk and protective factors for a variety of mental health problems that onset during infancy, childhood and adolescence. Some basic mental regulation and intervention strategies will be introduced. It will also encourage students to engage in a wide range of academic research, policy and practice in different educational contexts.
A Discuss how “mental health” of young people can be defined from the perspective of biology, sociology, psychology and other disciplines thoroughly B Identify the potential risk and protective factors for a variety of mental health problems of children and adolescents C Recognize the approaches and their limitations to examine mental health for children and adolescents D Critically analyze the way theoretical and empirical research can inform the practice to support children and adolescents’ psychological wellbeing in different educational contexts
The teaching sessions are interactive and divided into two components: lectures and tutorials/workshops. The tutorials/workshops will build on the materials covered in the lectures.