Certificate in Infant Mental Health (Low Residency)
The graduate of this program:
- Applies understanding of the essential roles Parenting, Family Functioning, and Parent-Child relationships play in an infant and toddlers mental health status.
- Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Development including the sequences of development and uses this knowledge to connect families to additional supports if needed
- Considers the impact of risk factors including stress and trauma on family and child development and learning and is able to describe developmental protective factors and implement practices that build resilience
- Is able to select and use a variety of evidence-based screening, assessment, and observation tools and practices that are appropriate for infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers in a variety of settings natural to the family, as appropriate
- Selects and implements evidence-supported intervention strategies that are appropriate to the infant or young child’s strengths and needs in partnership with the family and other team members
- Understands the importance of respecting and incorporating information and feedback from the family and other team members, facilitating relationships, communication, and collaboration among family and all other team members.