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Children's Mental Health (Part-time)

Credential:
Certificate
Program Code:
1390
School:
Continuing Education

About the Program

This online certificate is designed for busy professionals who are currently working with infant, child and adolescent populations with potential mental health challenges. Professionals who may benefit from this certificate include those currently working in the health care and/or community services with an interest in working with children. They will gain the relevant knowledge and skills to effectively work with infants, children or adolescents with complicated psychiatric disorders. The interactive, online courses in this program 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.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Related experience in the field of children's mental health may include positions in children's social work, educational support workers, Early Childhood Educators, Educational Assistants, Fitness & Health Promotion Professionals, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physiotherapist Assistants, Personal Support Workers, Registered Practical Nurses, and Registered Nurses.

Admission Procedures

How to Register for Courses

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Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

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Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
OLRN1353 Family Relationships and their Impact on Psychiatric Disorders
Description: Students will examine the interconnectedness of family relationships and their effect on common abnormal psychiatric disorders in the infant, child and adolescent populations. This course will review the developmental stages, familial structures and family functions through the lens of family systems theory. Students will also explore the environmental effects and their influences on the family as a dynamic entity.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1373 Risk Factors of Common Psychiatric Disorders in the Infant, Child and Adolescent Population
Description: Students will 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 enable the student to appropriately identify and assess the situation at hand.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1417 Cognitive Development, Trauma and Loss - Children's Mental Health Focus
Description: Learners will determine the effects of trauma on cognitive development of infants, children and adolescents. Students will also 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 throughout the course.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1875 Prevention and Intervention Strategies - Children's Mental Health
Description: Students will apply prevention and intervention strategies to appropriately respond to stressful situations in the infant, child and adolescent population. The focus of this course is on the effective application of communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills in a variety of situations.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1885 Psychiatric Disorders Common to the Infant, Child and Adolescent Population
Description: To understand complicated mental health disorders common to infant, child and adolescents, students will review a variety of abnormal cognitive and behavioural disorders. This course will emphasize an understanding of the behaviours and the daily effects and challenges on the mental health of the infant, child, and adolescent population.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Contact

Shirley Nequest, snequest@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 3759

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