This online certificate would benefit anyone who works with or takes care of children, from infancy to adolescence. This broad spectrum includes:
You can choose to take individual courses, if you do not wish to pursue a certificate in Children's Mental Health.
Gain the relevant knowledge and skills to effectively work with infants, children or adolescents with complicated psychiatric disorders.
These interactive online courses will focus on the developmental process, understanding psychiatric disorders and associated behaviours, risk factors and triggers, the identification of behaviours and symptoms, family relationships, and intervention and prevention strategies.
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Review a variety of abnormal cognitive and behavioural disorders as they relate to complicated mental health disorders common to infant, child and adolescents. You will gain an understanding of the behaviours and the daily effects and challenges on the mental health of the infant, child, and adolescent population.
Study the effects of trauma on cognitive development of infants, children and adolescents. You will also learn to identify those children with trauma histories in order to limit the potential triggers within the therapeutic environment. The theories of loss and grief, as these relate to the infant, child and adolescent population will be explored.
Learn to recognize the risk factors and triggers associated with common psychiatric disorders in the infant, child, and adolescent population. Early identification and awareness of the behaviours will help you to appropriately identify and assess the situation at hand.
Examine the interconnectedness of family relationships and their effect on common abnormal psychiatric disorders in infants, children and adolescents. We will review the developmental stages, familiar structures and family functions through the lens of family systems theory. You will also explore the environmental effects and their influences on the family as a dynamic entity.
Gain the skills required for prevention and intervention strategies to appropriately respond to stressful situations in the infant, child, and adolescent population. We will focus on the effective application of communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills in a variety of situations.