Infant and Early Child Mental Health


Degree:Post Graduate

University: Seneca College
City : Toronto , Ontario , Canada
Country : Canada
Duration : 1 Year

Program Overview:

This eight-month, graduate certificate program provides you with additional knowledge and the skills required to specialize in infant and early childhood mental health. Expand your professional opportunities and learn to improve mental health outcomes across the early lifespan.

Coursework in family dynamics, attachment, brain development, health promotion, and trauma will improve your knowledge of risk and protective factors, which are essential to supporting young families and promoting positive mental health. Draw on the insights of our experienced faculty for in-depth conversations on current research and practice in early intervention and mental health promotion across diverse populations. 

This program will also introduce you to practical skills related to communicating with families, screening and assessment, and advanced practice. Apply these skills and gain industry connections during your second semester field placement.

Admission Requirement:

  • Successful completion of postsecondary degree or diploma with 2nd class/division

  • IELTS minimum 6.5 with no skill below 6.0

  • PTE minimum score 60 in each band.

Program Outcomes:

Throughout this program, you will develop the following skills:

  • Apply current research to support infant and early childhood mental health

  • Identify and respond to risk and protective factors

  • Use judgement to apply effective early intervention strategies

  • Build rapport with families, colleagues and other professionals through responsive communication

Career Outlook:

Graduates of the program can explore the following career options:

  • Early intervention and prevention

  • Children’s mental health 

  • Infant development programs

  • Family support and resource programs

  • Settlement programs

  • Education settings

  • Child welfare agencies 

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Program Intake: Fall

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