GP ALM and Allied Health Skills: Developmental disorders in young people

ALM | Hours: 6 | RACGP: 40pts | ACRRM: 6hrs

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The GP version of this education is accredited with the RACGP, and you will be automatically awarded 40 points when you complete it. This education is designed to take 6 hours to complete. It does not need to be completed in one sitting. You can stop at any time, and progress will be saved. You can find education you have started in your education history.

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Welcome to the headspace ALM on Developmental Disorders in Young People. This activity seeks to educate health professionals on issues surrounding the identification and support of young people with developmental disabilities, along with their mental health care. Utilising a number of case studies, ways of offering the best possible evidence-based care for young people in an effective and inclusive manner are explored.

This ALM consists of four sequential parts. Each part will take approximately one and a half hours to complete.

Learning Objectives

  • Outline the epidemiology of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, as well as common sexually transmitted diseases, in Australian young people.
  • Identify the predisposing factors for the development of substance use disorders and the models that can be used to identify and target these factors.
  • Understand the relationships between mental health, sexual health and substance use disorders.
  • Apply strategies that assist with engagement and assessment of young people utilising a non-judgemental approach.
  • Gain an understanding of some commonly used assessment tools and instruments including the principles of Motivational Interviewing.

*In this module, a young person is defined as a person aged between 12 and 25 years.


Educational grant provided by headspace.