Early Psychosis Programs
Are you interested in learning more about early identification and intervention for psychosis?
What will I learn at an educational session?
At first glance, the early warning signs of serious mental illness and psychosis can look similar to laziness, forgetfulness, learning difficulties, sadness, or trouble paying attention. However, there are a number of critical "red flags" that professionals and parents can look for in young people that may signal the onset of serious changes in mental health.
In our educational sessions, we will discuss:
- Why early identification of at-risk youth is critical
- The early warning signs that you can look for
- How to refer them to our clinics for help
How long is an educational session?
Our educational sessions can last from 10 minutes for a quick overview of the signs and referral process, to 3 hours! Longer educational sessions can include videos, review of real world case vignettes, and a presentation on lived experience by the SacEDAPT Peer or Family Advocate. Handouts will be provided on early warning signs, screening methods, and where to go for additional reading.
Who is an educational session appropriate for?
These beginning to advanced educational sessions can be tailored to all audiences, including consumers, students (grade school and college), parents, teachers, counselors, school support staff, trainees and interns, MFTs, social workers, psychologists, MDs, nurses, and others who work with youth and young adults.
If you or your organization would be interested in an educational session, please contact:
Khalima Bolden, Ph.D.
Suggested Reading for Providers
- The 2009 schizophrenia PORT psychopharmacological treatment recommendations and summary statements. Schizophr Bull. 2010 Jan;36(1):71-93. Buchanan RW, Kreyenbuhl J, Kelly DL, Noel JM, Boggs DL, Fischer BA, Himelhoch S, Fang B, Peterson E, Aquino PR, Keller W; Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) (2010).
- The 2009 schizophrenia PORT psychosocial treatment recommendations and summary statements. Schizophr Bull. 2010 Jan;36(1):48-70. Dixon LB, Dickerson F, Bellack AS, Bennett M, Dickinson D, Goldberg RW, Lehman A, Tenhula WN, Calmes C, Pasillas RM, Peer J, Kreyenbuhl J; Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) (2010).
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