One Week Certificate Training Workshop in Child And Adolescent Mental Health Care

On 09/Jan/2018 / In Training/Workshop/Conference

Invitation to participate in the One Week Certificate Training Workshop in Child And Adolescent Mental Health Care

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Center at Oshodi, Lagos is a segment of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos which caters through its multidisciplinary approach for the mental health needs of children and adolescents living with mental illness and disability.

It is generally believed by many that children do not suffer mental or emotional problems because they are spared the stresses that adults encounter. The cultural belief is also that there is no orthodox care for Children with mental health conditions. The fact is that 1 in 5 children and adolescents suffer from vast ranges of mental illnesses often without being detected or helped by those living around them in their communities.

Because of this, opportunities for good orthodox treatment, schooling and vocations become lost to these children in their early years. They thus eventually become disabled and become a source of distress and burden to their parents and care-givers.

Part of our current strategy for reducing these mental health conditions in children in the community and promoting early detection and intervention is the CAMH training of all stakeholders involved in the care of Children and Adolescents. These include General Medical Practitioners, Family Physicians, consultants in all medical fields, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Paediatricians, Obstetricians, Artisans, Occupational therapists, Resident doctors, Regular Teachers, Special Educators, School Proprietors, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Social Welfare officers, Child Minders, Parents, Policy drivers, Traditional healers, Correctional home officers, Police officers and other law enforcement agents, Politicians, Film Directors, Non-Governmental Organizations especially those invested in child care, Lab Scientists, Book writers etc.

This one- week intensive training workshop will empower these stakeholders to improve their services, detect mental illness as well as protect all children within their custodial care from mental illness.

We hereby recommend and invite you in your capacity as a Stakeholder in child and Adolescent Mental Health to avail yourself of this training program, to sponsor as well as encourage others to attend.

Date of Training: From the 4th to 10th of March, 2018
The Cost of this training is according to the Training module registered for as shown below:
Therapeutic Modules for hospital workers [Nurses, social workers, Psychologists, Physicians and all the Allied professionals] - N50,000.00
Community Modules [NGOs, Educationists, Teachers, Police, Media, Parents and other stakeholders] – N30,000.00
Venue of training: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Centre @ the
Oshodi Annex of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos.

Early registration and pre-payment before the set date is advisable as there is limited space. It is however also possible to do so at the training site if spaces are still available.

N.B: Accommodation arrangements will be visible on the conference website below for those living outside Lagos who request for and pay ahead for this service.

Contact Grace on 08023578433, Dr.Bello Mojeed on 08028140458 and Bamisile on 07055553868 for further enquiries. E-mail: camhsu.fnphy@gmail.com. You can also visit our conference website @ https://sites.google.com/site/camhslagos

Yours faithfully,
Dr. Grace Ijarogbe
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist

For the Convener
Dr. O. C. Ogun
Medical Director and Chief Consultant Psychiatrist in Charge
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Center
Oshodi Annex of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba.
Lagos. Nigeria

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