What is infant and early childhood mental health?
An infant or young child’s mental health includes the capacity to form secure relationships with adults and peers, and his or her ability to experience, manage, and express a full range of emotions. These complex processes take place in the context of the child’s family, community, and culture, which are integral components of the infant and early childhood mental health curriculum.
How the program works
In addition to the core Master of Social Work curriculum, you will take three concentration courses and complete a specialized advanced field placement during the final year of this three-year program. Your concentration year field placement will be in a setting serving the pre-birth to age 5 range, with a strong focus on working with families.
See a sample course schedule for Master of Social Work students with the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health concentration: