Evaluate assessment measures used with children faced with special circumstances

Special Topics in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Many children face special issues that impact everyday life, whether it is within themselves, their families, or their environment. The PMHNP must be sensitive to these many issues that children and adolescents are faced with during important developmental years.

In this Discussion, you select a special population and analyze the psychological issues that the population faces. You also address the assessment and treatment needs of the population.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Analyze      psychological issues that may arise in children faced with special      circumstances
  • Evaluate      assessment measures used with children faced with special circumstances
  • Evaluate      treatment options used with children faced with special circumstances
  • Analyze cultural      influences on treatments (D)

To Prepare for the Discussion:

  • Review the      Learning Resources.
  • Select one of      the following topics for the Discussion:
    • Adoption
    • Foster care
    • Gender       dysphoria
    • Forensic issues
    • Impact of       terrorism on children

Post:

  • Write your      selected disorder in the subject line of your Discussion post.
  • Explain the      psychological issues that may result from your topic.
  • Describe the      most effective assessment measure that could be used, and explain why you      selected this.
  • Explain the      treatment options available for children and adolescents involved with      your selected disorder.
  • Explain how      culture may influence treatment.

Required Readings ( Need 3 references).

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). (2012c). Practice parameter on gay, lesbian, or bisexual sexual orientation, gender nonconformity, and gender discordance in children and adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry51(9), 957–974. Retrieved from http://www.jaacap.com/article/S0890-8567(12)00500-X/pdf

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). (2011). Practice parameter for child and adolescent forensic evaluations. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry50(12), 1299-1312. Retrieved from http://www.jaacap.com/article/S0890-8567(11)00883-5/pdf

American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

· Standards 11 “Communication” (page 75)

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

· “Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders”

· “Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention”

· “Assessment Measures”

· “Cultural Formulation”

Human Rights Campaign. (n.d.). Growing up LGBT in America. Retrieved June 8, 2017, from http://assets.hrc.org//files/assets/resources/Growing-Up-LGBT-in-America_Report.pdf?_ga=1.83582870.1279387255.1493224749

Lee, T., Fouras, G., & Brown, R. (2015). Practice parameter for the assessment and management of youth involved with the child welfare system. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry54(6), 502–517. Retrieved from http://www.jaacap.com/article/S0890-8567(15)00148-3/pdf

Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

· Chapter 31, “Child Psychiatry” (pp. 1279–1323)

Optional Resources

Thapar, A., Pine, D. S., Leckman, J. F., Scott, S., Snowling, M. J., & Taylor, E. A. (2015). Rutter’s child and adolescent psychiatry (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell.

· Chapter 19, “Legal Issues in the Care and Treatment of Children With Mental Health Disorders” (pp. 239–249)

· Chapter 49, “Forensic Psychology” (pp. 636–647)