Children's Mental Health

Children's Mental Health Extension Certificate

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403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655 

The study of children’s mental health identifies common childhood mental health disorders, social and institutional supports, and short- and long-term implications.

Expand your understanding of the complex factors that affect children’s mental health. This in-depth program includes theories of risk factors and causes as well as legal and ethical issues. Experienced industry professionals share their real-world knowledge as you enhance your skills and knowledge as a health and human service professional, educational professional or those working with children and youth.

In these courses, you identify common childhood mental-health disorders such as anxiety and depression, review supports for children and their families, and examine social and institutional systems. Exploring children’s mental health issues within the larger context of family, community, and mental health and educational systems provides you with a framework to provide support to children and youth. Teachers from all grade levels, counsellors, parents, social workers and more can benefit from the skills and knowledge in these courses.

Develop a framework for working with children, youth and families based on the ecological model and strength-based practice. Examine factors that may impact children's mental health, and explore the concept of resiliency and why it is so important in working with children. Examine key factors relating to sleep disorders, substance use and eating disorders and learn when referrals to professionals are appropriate.


  • Earn a recognized credential (extension certificate) to enhance your career prospects  
  • Develop your professional skills
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals
  • Complete through online delivery, open to anyone, anywhere


Program format

Format: Online | Learn more

Duration: Complete the 9 required courses (135 hours). Can be completed within 1 year up to a maximum of 3 years.

The listed course hours indicate the estimated time to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.


Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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