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Understanding Children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

 
  • Note: this course Group A & B is now full. We are still accepting applications for Group C.
 

Course overview

You consider what it means to be a child growing up in a challenging environment, including homes where there is poverty, mental illness, domestic violence, abuse and neglect.

You are introduced to the challenges and rewards of understanding and working with children with social, emotional, behavioural, communication and mental health difficulties, including those that have had traumatic childhood experiences.
You examine the impact of these circumstances on children’s physical and mental health, social and emotional development, behaviour, relationships, educational outcomes and life chances You explore and discuss strategies for intervention and support for children living in these challenging circumstances. You also consider the rewards and challenges of working with these children.

You learn through a combination of live and pre-recorded material, such as recorded talks, discussion boards, blog entries and reflective journals. Live sessions are delivered online through the University's online learning platform, Blackboard. These sessions include opportunities to discuss topics with peers in breakout rooms.

Start dates
Group A - Starts Saturday 12 June, Saturdays for six weeks, 9.00am - 12.00pm (NOW FULL)
Group B - Starts Tuesday 8 June, Tuesdays for six weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm (NOW FULL)
Group C - Starts Monday 28 June, Mondays and Wednesdays for three weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Summer university

Start date: See course description above

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This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Course details

What you study

- social, emotional, behavioural, communication or mental health difficulties
- a range of learning difficulties, disabilities and disorders, such as ADHA, autism, mental health difficulties and the effects of adverse childhood experiences
- attachment difficulties and disorders
- interventions for supporting children with recognised learning difficulties or learning disabilities
- challenges and potential rewards when considering a career in working with children that may have social, emotional, behavioural, communication and mental health difficulties
- essential academic literacy skills.

How you are assessed

You produce an academic poster (1,500 words) which focuses on one aspect of social emotional and mental health difficulties. You outline the difficulty, present the challenges this difficulty brings and suggest interventions that may improve the educational and life experiences of those affected by the difficulty.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: See course description above

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