Children's Mental Health
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. This program is designed for busy professionals and parents who are currently working with infant, child and adolescent populations with potential mental health challenges.
- Gain the relevant knowledge and skills to effectively work with infants, children or adolescent with complicated psychiatric disorders
- Examine cognitive and behavioural signs and symptoms and their continuous effect and influence on the behaviour and mental health of the infant, child and adolescent
- Develop and implement basic strategies to effectively manage the common symptoms of mental health conditions seen in infant, child and adolescent populations
- Understand the stages of growth and development as well as basic needs for infants, children and adolescents with an emphasis on the critical periods in personality development
- Explain preventative measures that promote the mental health and well-being of children and youth in their communities
You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.
Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.
Admission & Registration
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
Students who struggle with communication or whose first language is not English are encouraged to explore upgrading options available through our Applied Communications Centre.
- Computer Skills (e.g. word processing, data management, internet access)
Students should be familiar with computers, word processing, and email based systems prior to considering these courses. To upgrade computer skills, consider a CE introductory 'Computer Basics' course or a Learning Support Centre workshop before applying.
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Community Services and Support.
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Click on the course number below to check current availability and for registration information
|Course Number||Course Name||Course Description|
|HLTH10214||Psychiatric Disorders Common to Infant, Child and Adolescent||Emphasizes understanding abnormal cognitive and behavioural disorders and the daily effects and challenges on the mental health of the infant, child and adolescent population. 45 hours.|
|HLTH10215||Risk Factors of Common Psychiatric Disorders||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 you to appropriately identify and assess the situation at hand. 45 hours.|
|HLTH10216||Prevention and Intervention Strategies - Child Mental Health||Learn how to apply prevention and intervention strategies to appropriately respond to stressful situations in the infant, child and adolescent population. Focus on the effective application of communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills in a variety of situations. 45 hours.|
|HLTH10217||Family Relationships and Impact on Psychiatric Disorders||Examine the interconnectedness of family relationships and their effect on common abnormal psychiatric disorders in the infant, child and adolescent populations. 45 hours.|
|HLTH10218||Cognitive Development, Trauma and Loss - Child Health Focus||Determine the effects of trauma on the cognitive development of infants, children and adolescents and identify those children with trauma histories in order to limit the potential triggers within the therapeutic environment. 45 hours.|
Options - Choose 1:
|EDUCEC121||Child Development and Behaviour 1||Study the theories and principles of child development as well as neuro-research findings affecting the prenatal and early developmental process. 42 hours.|
|PSYCSS271||Developmental Psychology||Examine the growth and changes of mental, social and emotional characteristics from cradle to grave, with special emphasis on development of human personality. 45 hours.|
The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change.
|Course Code||Course Name||Fall
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
|HLTH10214||Psychiatric Disorders Common to Infant, Child and Adolescent||
|HLTH10215||Risk Factors of Common Psychiatric Disorders||
|HLTH10216||Prevention and Intervention Strategies - Child Mental Health||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn|
|HLTH10217||Family Relationships and Impact on Psychiatric Disorders||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn|
|HLTH10218||Cognitive Development, Trauma and Loss - Child Health Focus||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn|
|EDUCEC121||Child Development and Behaviour 1||MyCanvas||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Professionals who may benefit from this program include Health and Human Service providers:
- Early Childhood Educators
- Educational Support
- Fitness and Health Promotion Professionals
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Physiotherapist Assistants
- Personal Support Workers
- Registered Practical Nurses
- Registered Nurses
For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: www.jobbank.gc.ca/home