The Infant & Child Mental Health (ICMH) program is designed to enhance the ability of front-line workers to effectively and empathically understand and support children presenting with mental health concerns. Five offered courses focus on developmental process, as well as risk factors that can impede normative development. Psychiatric presentations and their impact on children and their families are explored while prevention and intervention strategies are considered through a cultural and developmental lens. Courses are structured to enrich learning for students currently involved in NWCC’s Health & Human Health Service programs (i.e. ECE, Social Services Work, Nursing and Education) and engage Professionals working in community-based and institutional settings who would like to seek Professional Development.
Infant & Child Mental Health Program requires the following courses be successfully completed:
Participation in the program is geared toward enhancing the work of child care workers, child safety workers, early childhood educators, health care providers, infant development workers, social workers, community crisis workers, and education assistants. The program can be used as a unique professional development experience for those already working; or as a complement to education.
Successful completion of English 12 or equivalent. Experience working with infants, children and/ or youth preferred.
Courses will begin in early 2017, in Terrace and Prince Rupert.
Completing all 5 courses will be considered part-time studies.
Note: Schedule subject to change
|Location:||Terrace, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Hazelton and Houston via video conferencing|
|Date:||Mondays, February 20-May 29 with One Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm May 13|
|Location:||Prince Rupert, Terrace, Smithers, Houston, and Hazelton via Teleconferencing|
|Date:||Wednesdays February 22-May 10|
|Time:||7:00pm-900pm with Saturdays 9:00am-11:00am Feb 25-April 8 and April 22-May 6|
|Location:||Prince Rupert, Terrace, Smithers, Houston and Hazelton via Teleconferencing|
|Date:||Thursdays May 4-July 27|
|Time:||6:00pm-9:00pm with One Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm May 27|
|Location:||Terrace, Smithers, Prince Rupert, Houston and Hazelton via Teleconferencing|
|Date:||Mondays and Wednesdays May 31-July 19|
|Location:||Terrace, Smithers, Prince Rupert, Hazelton, and Houston via video conferencing|
|Date:||Saturdays June 3-August 26|
|FEES||15 Credit Program over 2 semesters|
|*Student Association Fee:||$63.48|
|*Canadian Federation of Students Fee:||$17.76|
Fees are effective as of August 2, 2016
*These fees are term based and may vary due to the length of the program.
**Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken.