Visions for Tomorrow. Presented by: Dr. Marcela Garces, PhD. Stephanie Contreras Pennie Hall. Visions for Tomorrow. NAMI Texas wishes to thank and acknowledge the Eli Lilly Foundation for their generous support and underwriting of Visions for Tomorrow. Dr. Marcela Garces, PhD.
Dr. Marcela Garces, PhD.
NAMI Texas wishes to thank and acknowledge the Eli Lilly Foundation for their generous support and underwriting of Visions for Tomorrow
The Visions for Tomorrow rewrite project will:
Accommodate the Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines
Be grounded in the most current research and best practices
Be presented in three major sections
Be presented in an organized, easy to understand format with interactive components
Include all themes of the current curriculum
Address the major areas of interest in the field of mental illness
Provide basic information about the nature of mental illness followed by a comprehensive description of major illnesses.
Each illness will be introduced with a vignette or case study followed by
The following are some of the topics that have been added:
The new Visions for Tomorrow Curriculum is intended to be used by caregivers of children and adolescents with mental illness as a teaching tool and as a reference aid.
As a teaching tool, caregivers can use the curriculum as a comprehensive educational course in mental illness, or use some of the sections independently to meet the needs of a particular audience.
In addition, this curriculum can be utilized by caregivers as a reference aid to answer general questions when a professional is not available.
The new format of the curriculum is divided into three major sections.
B. Explanation of brain function
C. DSM-IV TR
II. Mental Illnesses
A. Disorders Usually First diagnosed in Infancy, childhood, or Adolescence
B. Adult Disorders That May Begin in Childhood or Adolescence
A. Transition Issues
B. Legislative and Legal issues
C. Special Education
D. Psycho-social Treatments