Children's Mental Health (Certificate)
Participants in this certificate program will gain the relevant knowledge and skills to effectively work with infants, children or adolescents with complicated psychiatric disorders. Courses will focus on the developmental process, on understanding psychiatric disorders and associated behaviours, on risk factors and triggers, on the identification of behaviours and symptoms, on family relationships, and on intervention and prevention strategies. Career Opportunities This program will help to meet the healthcare industry challenge of recruiting and retaining qualified employees to work with infant, child and adolescent populations. These populations are presenting in greater numbers with complex and complicated mental health diagnoses. Furthermore, potential employers report that it is challenging to find candidates that have all of the necessary or desirable early childhood mental health consultation skills, so they anticipate the need to train new hires and provide ongoing professional development to maintain a strong, skilled team. Successful recipients of this certificate will experience continued employment in communities, schools and health care facilities such as: group Homes, hospitals, classrooms, clinics, Community Service centres, and ECE facilities.