ECD952 - Prevention & Intervention Strategies

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Last revision date 2018-07-09 08:52:32.56
Last review date 2018-07-09 08:52:32.561

Subject Title
Prevention & Intervention Strategies

Subject Description
Students will apply prevention and intervention strategies to appropriately respond to stressful situations in the infant, child and adolescent population. The focus of this course is on the effective application of communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills in a variety of situations.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Explain preventative measures that promote the mental health and well-being of children and youth in their communities.
  2. Demonstrate the capacity to identify a potential crisis situation for the child and/or youth and apply intervention strategies before the situation escalates.
  3. Select and reflect on basic behaviour management techniques designed to deescalate difficult and dangerous behaviour in children and youth.
  4. Identify formal and informal resources and services able to support family based care in their home community.
  5. Develop increased competency in the area of inter professional collaborative practice by being able to reflect on one’s own practice and define and describe the various roles of other professions in relation to one’s own.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Topic Outline
Becoming A Reflective Practitioner: How can I improve?
Prevention and Early Intervention in Children’s Mental Health
Building Resiliency for Children, Youth and Families
Screening and Assessment Tools in Children’s Mental Health
Basic Behaviour Management Techniques
Crisis Intervention
Working with Early Years Children
Working with School Age Children (and Tweens)
Working with Adolescents
Children’s Mental Health Professions and Practices
Collaborative Competencies

Prescribed Texts
Cheung, Monit (2006) Therapeutic Games and Guided Imagery: Tools for Mental Health and School Professionals Working with Children, Adolescents, and their Families. Oxford University Press. ISBN# 9780190615857

Reference Material Canada (BC) Canada (Child Development Resource Connection Peel) (In Ur Head: Peel) (Toronto) (London, Ont) (Kawartha Lakes) (Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Inc. Free Aps) (Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada) (Videos) (Dr. Greene: Collaborative Problem Solving Model)

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

 Discussion & Participation 30%
Resource Tool Kit Dev. 25%
Reflection 20%
Case Study 25%

Approved by: Sandra Noble