Early Childhood Mental Health Graduate Certificate

The School of Social Work and Department of Special Education and Child Development are pleased to announce the approval of a joint certificate program in Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) focusing on children birth to five years of age and their families. Graduates of the Certificate program will be able to:

  • Promote awareness about the importance of early childhood mental health
  • Work with diverse families with young children
  • Identify evidence‐informed services for young children and their families
  • Recognize ecologically valid mental health assessments of young children
  • Explain relationship of social, cognitive, and communication development in young children
  • Support positive, relationship‐focused communication between young children and their adult caretakers
  • Facilitate positive social‐communication skills among young children, parents, and other caretakers in a variety of settings