Youth Workers in Mental Health Care

Role, Mental Health Literacy Development, and Framing Future Research

  • Patti Ranahan Concordia University
  • Rennee Pellisier Concordia University
Keywords: youth work, mental health care, mental health literacy, gatekeeper training

Abstract

Youth workers’ role in mental health care requires articulation and further examination. Establishing a role in the provision of mental health care leads to queries regarding youth workers’ mental health literacy and what knowledge is required to have a presence among other mental health care providers. The aim of this paper is to articulate the current role of youth workers in mental health care, examine emerging perspectives in research and education on mental health literacy development, and encourage fresh directions for future education and research that are aligned within the physical and philosophical position of the youth work field.

Published
2020-11-17
How to Cite
Ranahan, P., & Pellisier, R. (2020). Youth Workers in Mental Health Care: Role, Mental Health Literacy Development, and Framing Future Research. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 25, 229–247. https://doi.org/10.5195/jcycw.2015.84
Section
Research and Practice Articles