Date: 8/31/2016, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Examine a comprehensive overview of the DSM 5 with attention to changes relevant for youth service, child welfare, and juvenile justice providers. Study critical information for service providers including understanding new diagnoses and working to ensure appropriate mental health services. Review the history of the DSM and the origins of mental illness. Evaluate controversies in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders including the rising prevalence of mental disorders, the diagnosis of children and youth, and the overuse of psychotropic medications. Examine the organizational structure and changes in the DSM 5 including the Neurodevelopmental Disorders (childhood diagnoses) and Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders. Review new diagnoses including Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Hoarding Disorder, and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder. Review revised diagnoses including Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Substance Use Disorder. Discuss implementing the DSM 5 for youth service, child welfare, and juvenile justice providers with implications for improving mental health services for children and families.