Foundations in ICAMH: Infant, Child, Youth and Whānau Mental Health is a training course providing foundation learning on infant, child, youth mental health and how to work with their whānau. It is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of the ICAMH, NGO and Primary workforce. There are two components to the Foundations in ICAMHS Training:
- eLearning: 4 modules
- Face-to-face training package
Resources will be updated regularly and available to Foundations in ICAMH Trainers:
eLearning Modules 1-4
The online course provides an overview of the theoretical concepts of infant, child and young people’s social, cognitive and emotional development including attachment. It also provides an overview of the factors impacting on development, outlining common infant, child and youth mental health concerns. It provides practical tips for working with infants, children and young people and whānau.
The course is suitable for the ICAMHS, NGO and primary care workforce (particularly new clinicians or those new to working with infants, children and young people). Completing the course will support participants to develop the knowledge and skills that align with the Real Skills Plus ICAMH/AOD competency framework.
The course is aimed at workers in primary level, NGO and ICAMH services to develop the skills and knowledge on infant, child and young person mental health and AOD concerns.
The course is part of the series: Foundations in Infant, Child, Youth and Whānau Mental Health which are an introduction for health professionals who want to improve their knowledge and skills in working with infants, children and adolescents with, or at risk of having mental health, alcohol or drug issues.
They are designed to assist workers in meeting the primary and core levels of the Real Skills Plus ICAMH/AOD Competency Framework and can be used to complement orientation training and ongoing professional development. There are four courses in the series:
- Foundations in ICAMH 1: Infant Mental Health
- Foundations in ICAMH 2: Child Mental Health
- Foundations in ICAMH 3: Youth Mental Health
- Foundations in ICAMH 4: Supporting the Wellbeing of Infants, Children and Youth
Each course is complete on its own. You may view each course individually and complete all or selected courses.
You can complete the module from start to finish or return to it by section. Some sections include links to videos, please click on these links as they provide valuable information.
Following each course you will find a short quiz designed to help consolidate your learning. After completion, hit the 'Submit' button to get your certificate for two hours of CME.
This content has been developed by Werry Workforce Whāraurau, a teaching and workforce development centre for child and youth mental health, situated within UniServices, at the University of Auckland. It was reviewed by Dr Carin Conaghan MBChB (Otago), FRANZCP in 2018.
The material is presented by the Goodfellow Unit, an accredited continuing medical education/ continuing professional development (CME/CPD) provider for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and functions under a tripartite agreement between the Goodfellow Foundation, the College and the University of Auckland. The Unit is located within the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, and within the School of Population Health, one of the five Schools within the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
Foundations in ICAMH Training Package: Face-to-Face
A training package is available is to assist the implementation of Foundations in Infant, Child, Youth and Whānau Mental Health and AOD training into the ICAMH, NGO and Primary Sector.
It has been developed to be used in conjunction with the Foundations in Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health e-Learning modules as a blended approach to learning.
The Training Package is intended to be used by services to develop the skills and knowledge of their staff on infant, child and youth mental health and AOD concerns. It is designed to assist clinicians in meeting the primary and core levels of the Real Skills Plus/E-Skills Plus Competency Framework.
Training ideally will be delivered by someone with clinical experience, skills and knowledge in the areas covered, i.e. infant, child and youth mental health and AOD concerns. It is expected that trainers will tailor the workshops and activities to meet the learning needs of the participants. We recommend that following the training, participants are encouraged to look further at the e-Learning and complete the quiz to obtain a certificate.
Werry Workforce Whāraurau has developed a ‘train the trainers’ model, and is asking teams and services to identify and support dedicated trainers who have the skills and knowledge to offer the training regularly to internal staff, and also to external agencies by agreement.
Werry Workforce Whāraurau will support trainers in developing and delivering the training.
Training Delivery Record and Evaluations
The Ministry of Health requires reporting of statistics from any training delivered from the 'Foundations in ICAMH' modules.
- Please fill in the table in the ICAMH Trainer Record of Training Delivery Form
- Scan the completed Evaluation Forms from trainees
- Email the Training Delivery Form and Eval forms to: email@example.com
Resources for ICAMH Trainers
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