Course description

Examine the potential causes of or contributors to mental illness in children and adolescents. You will investigate and consider possible and potential social issues that may exist within the child, family or community environment that impact the child's or adolescent’s mental health.

Learner outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • recognize certain neurological, genetic and developmental factors that may impact children's mental health  
  • detect some of the environmental factors that impact children's mental health  
  • identify the different types of abuse and the long term effects of each of these experiences on mental health  
  • describe the impact of poverty, homelessness, and discouraging environments on child development and mental health outcomes  
  • explain the impact of culture on mental health 
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Section title
Social/Environmnt Condition
ON - Online
Oct 21, 2024 to Nov 15, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery options
Course Fee(s)
TXHI non-credit $369.00
Section Notes

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•   Course content will be available on the D2L Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) 3 days prior to the start date of your course. You must be logged in to your MRU Gmail account to access D2L Brightspace. Your instructor will be available on the course start date.

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