Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health Certificate relaunched

January 27, 2016

UNBC’s School of Social Work is relaunching its Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health Certificate.

The graduate-level certificate is designed for students who wish to practice in the area of Aboriginal child and youth mental health with a focus on working in northern and remote communities.

The certificate will provide the education and skills necessary to work with Aboriginal children and youth who are experiencing significant mental health issues or are at high risk to experience significant mental health issues.

Students take six courses on topics ranging from Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, mental illness and addictions to crisis work with children and youth.

It’s designed for students who have completed a Bachelor or a Master’s degree in Social Work or a related field.

The program is delivered exclusively online, making the program accessible for people already living and working in rural and remote locations.

Applications are now open and will be accepted until the course is full. The first course of the program begins in May, 2016.

Pictured, from left are: Dawn Hemingway, UNBC School of Social Work Program Chair, Joanna Pierce of the Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health Planning Committee, and Susan Burke, UNBC School of Social Work lecturer.