Policy guidelines: Child and adolescent mental health

Policy guidelines: Child and adolescent mental healthNational Coat of Arms high res

The 26-page guidelines begins with an overview of the determinants of mental health among children and adolescents before reviewing related South African policies and legislation. The document then discusses strategies to build skills among caregivers, teachers and other frontline providers of mental health interventions as well as those for counseling professionals. The guidelines conclude by identifying priority areas for mental health services among children and adolescents, including the prevention of child and substance abuse as well as services for those living with intellectual disabilities.

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