IMH204 - Advanced Practice in Infant and Early Child Mental Health

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Subject Title
Advanced Practice in Infant and Early Child Mental Health

Subject Description
Students will begin to develop an understanding of the needs of families facing complex socio/historical challenges and what their role is in supporting families in crisis.  This course will introduce students to tools they can use to support families without judgement. Students will become familiar with government agencies that support families and ways that multiple agencies can offer positive support simultaneously.  Students will develop support plans using case studies

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

1.      Evaluate the coordination of systems that support families and young children toward a lifetime of positive mental health.

2.      Using a case study, prepare a plan for supporting a young child and their family as they interact with an interdisciplinary team of health professionals.

3.      Show the value of inter-professional collaboration when supporting young children and families from diverse socio-cultural experiences.

4.      Construct a plan to support family independence following interaction with health and child welfare professionals.

5.      Justify the importance of the role of infant mental health practitioners in a variety of professional settings.

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.

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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.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

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

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