Program Code: 3054


This online certificate is designed for busy professionals who are currently working with infant, child and adolescent populations with potential mental health challenges. Professionals who may benefit from this certificate include those currently working in health care and / or community services with an interest in working with children. They will gain the relevant knowledge and skills to effectively work with infants, children or adolescents with complicated psychiatric disorders. The interactive online courses in this program will focus on the developmental process; understanding psychiatric disorders and associated behaviours, risk factors and triggers; the identification of behaviours and symptoms; family relationships; and intervention and prevention strategies.

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older

Students must successfully complete all courses within 7 years of acceptance into the program in order to graduate.

Students must obtain a G.P.A. of 2.0 or 60% or higher to obtain this certificate.


Upon successful completion of the online Children`s Mental Health certificate program, students will obtain a Sault College certificate.

Career Path

Early Childhood educators, educational assistants, child and youth workers, teachers, guidance counselors, physiotherapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, personal support workers, and nurses may find this online certificate program beneficial in their professional practice and career development.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/

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