Children's Mental Health Services


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Program description

If you have an interest in supporting the mental health and wellness of children, this Children's Mental Health Services graduate certificate is for you. This program provides you with knowledge and skills to create environments that support children's mental health and wellness. You will learn about children's mental health services, legislation, and human rights and the role they play in supporting children and families in our communities. Through course work, simulations, and field placement, you will examine how biological and social factors impact mental health and wellness, develop, critique, and implement strategies to foster mental health and wellness in children, and engage in reflective practice as a member of an interprofessional mental health team. As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to support children's mental health and wellness in various settings such as schools, childcare centers, hospitals and community organizations.

Program details

Code: 1617
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 1 year
Start: September
Campus: Kitchener - Doon
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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