Child Development and Mental Distress - Waterford

Indicative Content
Origins of mental distress in the context of emotional development of the child

The relevance of Child Development Theory to contemporary circumstances in childhood

Contemporary stressors on children's emotional development

Normative development trajectory in the context of the changing world of technology, childcare and education

Major mental health disorders in young people and the evidence based treatment responses available

Learning and Teaching Methods
• Students will undertake an element of their teaching on line (80%) via primarily asynchronous and some synchronous modes. These will include lectures, online resources and workshops.

Entry requirements

The primary target audiences for this programme are any professionals that cater or encounter young people with mental health needs. This includes nurses, social care workers, speech and language therapists and other allied professionals who engage with young people in a variety of educational, judicial and healthcare settings.

The prospective student will have to confirm that they hold the equivalent to a Level 8 in an appropriate discipline or have evidence of APEL (Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning).

Where English is not the student's first language, proof of English language competency as per SETU regulations will have to be provided.

Accreditation of prior learning can be considered within the following two categories:

1. Accreditation of prior certified learning.

2. Accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Application dates



1 month

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  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime,Blended

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