Mental Health Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood
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Mental Health Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood

From ADHD to Anxiety to the ACES study. Learn about common disorders in childhood and why early experiences matter!
4.6 (7 ratings)
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Last updated 2/2015
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Define infant mental health
  • Know the prevalence of mental health disorders in early childhood
  • Understand how mental health disorders are assessed and diagnosed in early childhood
  • Identify symptoms associated with common mental health disorders in childhood
  • Understand the ACES study and how adverse childhood experiences negatively effect brain development
  • Promote and support resilience in children
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Requirements
  • With the exception of your computer or mobile device and a pen and paper for note taking, no other special materials are required for this course.
Description

"Mental Health Disorders in Infancy & Early Childhood was an excellent course! The instructor was very engaging, and clearly is an expert on this subject. I learned many things I didn't previously know, and would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning more on this very important topic."

"The content of the the course is very informative and the grouping of lectures well done. The instructor is well prepared and the brevity of each lecture makes you want to go the next lecture. I think this course can be useful to most anyone; everyone has contact with a young child at some level: parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, babysitter"

Infant and early childhood mental health is a serious public health issue. Research illustrates the critical importance of early intervention in helping children to reach their potential and thrive. By developing your knowledge of this topic, you will be helping to spread awareness and understanding of the challenges facing our nation's youngest citizens.

Join over 300 other students who are benefitting from the material provided in this course. By taking this course, you will receive:

* Lifetime access to high quality updated content

* Over 17 BRAND NEW lectures added in January 2015!

* Knowledge about common mental health disorders in infancy and early childhood

* The ability to recognize common symptoms of mental health disorders in early childhood

* Information about appropriate evidence-based practices for early childhood

*Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) study statistics and the implications for health and well-being throughout the lifespan

*An overview of early brain development and the importance of early experiences

*Concrete tools for building resilience in children

This class consists of video lectures and supplemental PDF files. Quizzes are included to strengthen your learning and increase your retention of course materials.

This class is geared toward professionals or students working with young children. This class is also intended to be taken by parents with young children. However, the material in this course is suitable for and applies to everyone who has ever had or will ever have any contact with kids. In other words, everyone! Increased awareness of the mental health challenges facing our nation's children is the first step in reversing this dangerous trend.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for early childhood professionals, mental health professionals, parents, social workers, childcare providers, teachers, educators, administrators, and early intervention staff. It is appropriate for anyone who knows, lives with, works with or interacts with young children. In other words, this means everyone!
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 35 Lectures Collapse All 35 Lectures 01:31:56
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Introduction and How to Take This Course
4 Lectures 04:19

This lecture provides an introduction to the instructor and to the importance of infant and early childhood mental health and social-emotional well-being.

Preview 01:05

Take a look at this lecture for some important tips on getting the most out of this course.

Tips for Getting the Most Out of This Course
1 page

In this lecture, we will discuss the outline of the course and identify specific learning objectives. A glossary of important terms is also provided in the supplemental materials.

Overview and Learning Objectives
02:21

An important reminder about self-care and be mindful of your own needs!

Trigger Warning
00:53

Use this quiz to preview the material that is coming up in the course and get an idea of where you should focus your learning.

Pre-Test: Test Your Starting of Course Concepts
10 questions
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Mental Health Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood
16 Lectures 51:34

This lecture will provide a definition of infant and early childhood. Students will learn about the critical importance of early relationships to social-emotional development and mental health.

Preview 02:47

This lecture provides important statistics related to incidence of mental health disorders in childhood. This lecture also includes a discussion of barriers to mental health treatment and the costs of mental health care for children.

Preview 03:50

This lecture provides an overview of the assessment process in infant and early childhood mental health.

Assessment of Mental Health Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood
01:43

This section provides an overview of the diagnostic process in infant and early childhood mental health.

Diagnosing Mental Health Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood
01:51

This lecture provides a thorough description of the diagnostic process using the DSM-IV-TR and the DC: 0-3.

Multiaxial Diagnostic Systems
04:17

This lecture provides an overview of the major changes to the DSM-5.

Updates to the DSM-5
04:21

Assessment, Diagnosis and Mental Health Basics Quiz
8 questions

This lecture provides statistics related to the most common mental health disorders in early childhood.

Common Mental Health Disorders in Childhood
02:17

DC: 0-3 diagnostic criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
08:04

This lecture provides a discussion of the symptoms, incidence, and treatment of ADHD.

Preview 03:08

This lecture provides a discussion of the symptoms, incidence, and treatment of conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.

Conduct and Behavioral Disorders
04:55

This lecture provides a discussion of the symptoms, incidence, and treatment of anxiety disorders.

Anxiety Disorders
02:08

This lecture provides a discussion of the symptoms, incidence, and treatment of depression and mood disorders.

Depression and Mood Disorders
03:12

This lecture provides an opportunity for hands-on practice to increase retention of the course content through the use of three individual case studies.

Case Studies: Hands-On Practice!
03:35

Now what?! How do we help?
01:31

This lecture provides an overview of common evidence-based practices in infant and early childhood mental health.

Evidence Based Practices in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
03:14

Common Mental Health Disorders Quiz
5 questions

Section Two Review
00:41
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Adverse Childhood Experiences
5 Lectures 16:38

In the age old debate of nature vs. nurture, we now know that both are equally important in determining the trajectory of an individual's development.

Nature and Nurture
00:56

This lecture introduces students to the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study.

Preview 02:56

In this lecture, we will define the adverse childhood experiences used in the ACES study. We will discuss the negative impact of ACES on health and social outcomes.

Preview 07:19

This lecture will review the ways in which adverse childhood experiences negatively impact brain development.

The Impact of ACES on Brain Development
04:48

Adverse Childhood Experiences Quiz
5 questions

Section 3 Review
00:39
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Building Resilience
6 Lectures 13:51

This lecture explores different definitions of resilience and discusses different aspects of resilience.

Preview 02:58

This lecture discusses characteristics of personal resilience and some ideas to build resilience in children.

Personal Resilience
02:35

This lecture discusses characteristics of family resilience and how families can build resilience.

Family Resilience
02:06

Community Resilience
01:13

This lecture introduces the concept of a trauma informed approach and the 6 principles of a trauma informed approach.

Trauma Informed Approach
04:27

Section 4 Review
00:32
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Linking it All Together
4 Lectures 02:34
Linking it All Together
01:43

Now that you have completed the course, test your retention of important concepts.

Post Course Quiz
20 questions

Extending Your Learning
1 page


Thank you!
00:51
About the Instructor
Mary Allison Brown
4.2 Average rating
21 Reviews
909 Students
3 Courses
MSW, LICSW, Child and Infant Mental Health Specialist

Mary Allison Brown is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working with diverse children and families in a wide range of settings, including Head Start, special education, community mental health, and public child welfare. She has a master's degree in social work (MSW) from the University of Washington, as well as two years of specialized, graduate-level training in infant mental health from the University of Washington's Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development. Mary Allison is a certified Child Mental Health Specialist.

Mary Allison believes strongly in the power of being a lifelong learner. To continue her professional growth and development, Mary Allison is a member of the Washington Association of Infant Mental Health, Postpartum Support International, and the International Association of Trauma Professionals. She is currently working toward recognition as a certified clinical trauma professional.

In addition to her clinical work, Mary Allison is the founder of Reflecting Relationships where she lists upcoming speaking engagements and blogs about topics related to her areas of interest. Mary Allison believes in the critical importance of early childhood education and she is a Washington Department of Early Learning state approved trainer. She is an experienced trainer and a strong advocate for children and families.