|Field of Study:||Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
|Description:||The program is designed for front line service providers or recent graduates of programs such as, early childhood education, child and youth worker, health practitioners, community and social service workers, and recreational therapists working with infants, children, and families who wish to obtain a specialization in mental health to better support infants and their families. The program provides students with applied courses in infant and children's mental health, family dynamics, community mental health, therapeutic approaches, and crisis intervention in addition to exploring prevention, detection, and supportive programming for infants, children and their families. Students are also exposed to the practical applications of current research in the field of infant mental health and develop an understanding of risk and protective factors, and early intervention applications.
Note: There is a mandatory field placement in either first or second semester. Students will be required to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Police Check, an up to date medical form, and Standard First Aid and CPR. The documents will be validated by a third party.