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Child and Youth Studies
Ayda Tekok- Kilic

CHYS 1P35 Lecture 1 September 10, 2012 What is this course about? - Children and Youth o Depression o Anxiety o Eating Disorders o ADHD o Learning Disorders o Autism Objectives - Emotional/behavioural disorders in children and adolescents - Conceptualize several childhood behavioural disorders - Analyze cases - Gain basic knowledge about principles of therapy with children and adolescents Format - Lectures – 2 hours - Content heavy, information based - Text-based - Outside information - Lecture “outlines” (not slides) will be posted on SAKAI a day before the lecture - Student engagement Seminar Format - Total of 10 seminars - Discussion/participation based - All seminars are standard Individual opinions, critical thinking is important - Seminar participation-seminar reflection paper (*) Seminar Reflection Paper (5%) - 3 pages, double-spaced - Timeline - Week 3 -> write the paper - Week 4 -> hand in paper - Flexible format (a) focus on the main topic (b) make connections with your experiences, future goals (c) refer to the lecture content - Do not summarize the seminar EXAMS - Midterms – all multiple choice (25%), chapters 1,2,3,5,6,7 - Seminar material IS NOT included - October 15, no lecture after the exam - Final – all multiple choice (35%), chapter 8-14, bullying and adolescence included – seminars not included - You are responsible to textbook material and lecture notes SPECIAL TOPIC: How to write a review paper - CHYS 2P35 Term Paper Assignment - Involves 2 steps: o Outline (5%) o Final paper (15%) - will be used CHYS 1P35 Lecture 1 September 10, 2012 - The purpose: o Pragmatic o Intellectual o Technical - Follow APA format - OUTLINE (5%) o Deadline: October 1, 2012 in class o Goal -> feedback o Format o Page 8 (outline) o Page 10 (grading) - Paper Topic: any topic that is related to child and adolescent mental health issues - Don’t choose broad topics o Autism spectrum disorders o Anxiety disorders - Don’t choose comprehensive topics o Genetic, and environmental causes of ADHD o Parental attitudes, intellectual level and behavioural problems in conduct disorders - How to come up with a good topic: o Your interest area o Your expertise o Some interesting questions o Media o Search internet - Write the reference in APA and then two-three sentences of summary (no opinion) only 4 needed for the outline - FINAL PAPER: sections o Cover page (follow APA 6 format) o Abstract (on a separate page) o Introduction o Conclusion/discussion o References - Abstract: o Brief (1 paragraph) o 200-250 words informative and concise summary of your paper o Should include main focus, findings, and future suggestions - Intro o Start with a theme and develop it throughout your intro o Tell the readers why this topic is imp. It is imp to keep the reader interested in your topic o Use relevant and recent studies o Summarize the methodology, the techniques, the approaches while you are mentioning the findings o Don’t use sources older that 2000 CHYS 1P35 Lecture 1 September 10, 2012 o Address any controversies and contradicting findings in the area o Organize your presentation so that it is logical and easy to follow o Use your own words o Try not to use direct quotations - DO NOT: o Summarize studies extensively o List studies one after another o Give the title of the article in the text o Quote extensively o Use “I”, “me”, etc. (3 person construction only) o Use statements like “this study will prove/show” o Use individual experiences in a scientific review paper - Conclusion: o Do not repeat exactly what you said in the intro o Summarize the info briefly o Address the importance of the findings o Relate them to current situation o Address to solutions mention future studies o There is a space for speculation here, so you can make scholarly comments Lecture Begins - Introduction to Child and Youth Mental Health 1. Some Facts: - Mental health has a high incidence rate, which can happen at anytime in life - 1 in 5 children and youth under the age of 19 suffers from a childhood psychiatric disorder. - 2009 Canadian Pediatric Society Status Report: mental health problems continue to grow among children and youth and are predicted to increase by 50% by the year 2020. 2. What is the reason(s) of this linear increase - Stress levels? - Health issues among children are now more recognized and known? - Over diagnosis? How important is
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