Gain the relevant knowledge and skills to effectively work with infants, children or adolescents with complicated psychiatric disorders.
What You Will Learn
Our interactive online courses focus on the developmental process, psychiatric disorders and associated behaviours, risk factors and triggers, the identification of behaviours and symptoms, family relationships, and intervention and prevention strategies.
This online certificate is designed for busy professionals and parents who are currently working with infant, child and adolescent populations with potential mental health challenges. Professionals who may benefit from this certificate include:
- early childhood educators
- educational assistants
- fitness and health promotion professionals
- occupational therapy assistants
- physiotherapist assistants
- personal support workers
- registered practical nurses
- registered nurses
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Compulsory Courses - 5 Required
Cognitive Development, Trauma and Loss - Children's Health Focus
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.
Family Relationships and their Impact on Psychiatric Disorders
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.
Prevention and Intervention Strategies - Children's Mental Health
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.
Psychiatric Disorders Common to the Infant, Child and Adolescent Population
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.
Risk Factors of Common Psychiatric Disorders in the Infant, Child and Adolescent Population
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.