MHCSW100Child & Youth Mental Health
The course introduces the basic concepts and core topics re: mental health problems of children and youth. Contemporary interventions and treatments are reviewed.
MHCSW101 Trauma & Attachment
Attachment problems or trauma in early development interrupt the individual’s natural process of growth to instead focus on survival. The impact of early trauma or attachment problems is felt at all stages of the life cycle, and has an enduring impact on mental health. This course is designed to help students identify the effects of attachment problems and/or trauma on individuals from childhood to mature adulthood, and provide the students with tools for responding to people with these concerns.
MHCSW102 Homelessness & Mental Health
Homelessness or the risk of homelessness is a harsh reality for many Canadians. It is not confined to any one group in society, but may affect youth, men and women, one‐ or two‐parent families, the elderly, new immigrants, Indigenous peoples, and others. Homelessness is a life circumstance that can be temporary, episodic or relatively long lasting. The course delves into the complex relationship between homelessness, mental health, and mental illness.