This Unit builds upon the Foundations in Child and Adolescent Development and Assessment (FMH402) Unit. It provides students with an opportunity to further explore aspects of children’s development and assessments, including developmental and mental health disorders which present across the various ages of childhood and adolescence. Issues such as attachment concerns, gender, sexuality, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and suicidality, as well as adjustments to life transitions will be considered as presentations requiring understanding within a developmental framework with appropriate assessment. Comorbidity will be explored, including consideration of therapeutic approaches to working with children who present with more than one presenting issue. The benefits of working as part of a multidisciplinary team, including with early childhood settings and schools, will be explored along with skills required. Engagement of parents in ongoing discussions about their child’s development and changing needs will also be a key focus of this Unit.