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  • What is an intellectual disability?

    This alphabetical framework is designed as an aide memoire for the identification of an ID (in children, young people or adults). It will help you identify available information sources and gaps in knowledge about an individual’s ability. It will guide you in decision making regarding a likely diagnosis and help you generate a needs based plan.

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  • The Bridge Abridged: School-based interventions are effective, but are they efficient?

    A practitioner review by Paulus et al., published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, investigates school-based interventions, their effectiveness, efficiency and the practical implications.

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  • In Conversation… Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

    Renowned clinical psychologist, Kim Golding, discusses how Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy can support developmentally traumatised children and their parents, as well as how support for adopted children has changed in the UK over the years.

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  • In Conversation

    In Conversation… Refugee Children and Mental Health

    How can mental health practitioners support refugee children? Professor Panos Vostanis shares insights into complex trauma, evidence and interventions in the field, as well as discussing his upcoming Refugee Children and Mental Health Masterclass.

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  • In Conversation

    In Conversation… Professor Stephen Scott

    Professor Stephen Scott joins ACAMH in this podcast to discuss his journey from paediatrics to child and adolescent psychiatry, the importance of evidence-based research and what he wants to see in the future for the field of child and adolescent mental health.

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  • Gendered Intelligence – helping young trans people

    Guest blog from Dr Jay Stewart MBE, CEO and Co-founder of Gendered Intelligence. Gendered Intelligence specialises in supporting young trans and gender questioning people between the ages of 8 and 30.

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  • Autistica highlights strong evidence for new communication therapy

    Autistica, UK’s autism research charity, are recommending that all local areas should have healthcare professionals accredited to deliver a new form of communication intervention called PACT.

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  • In Conversation

    In Conversation… Happiness in Schools

    Dr John Ivens talks to ACAMH about the role of schools in mental health provision, the Government’s green paper on children and young people’s mental health, and assessing students’ experiences of happiness in schools in order to develop personalised approaches.

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  • In Conversation

    In Conversation… Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

    In conversation with Dr Duncan Gillard, Senior Educational Psychologist and an experienced ACT practitioner, trainer and author. Duncan is the co-author of the popular self-help book Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Dummies.

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  • Worth-it: focussing on positive mental health, resilience and wellbeing interventions

    ‘Worth-it’ is a social enterprise dedicated to delivering resilience and wellbeing intervention programmes to children in schools. The interventions and training courses are underpinned by the principles of ‘Positive Psychology’ which is defined as the scientific study of positive human functioning.

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