Program Description

Through interactive, online courses 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.

Program Highlights:

  • 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.

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.

Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.


Career Opportunities

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
  • Teachers

For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

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Completion Requirement

6 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current 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 email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

Click on the course names to view current availability.

A selection of courses will be offered each term. Visit our course schedule page for a tentative list of future offerings.

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