Child Health & Welfare

Child Welfare & Protection

A number of research groups across the School offer training programmes in various aspects of child health and wellbeing from fetal and neonate health through to child and adolescent care and protection.

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In conjunction with the Schools of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems and Social Policy, Social Work & Social Justice, we offer an innovative programme on Child Welfare & Protection.

 

Programme Porfolio

For convenience the full programme portfolio related to Child Health & Welfare is presented below. However please note that these programmes are delivered by a number of different School groups based across a variety of academic and clinical locations.

MSc in Child Welfare & Protection

This course will equip students with the skills required to engage in their statutory responsibilities under the new legislation relating to the protection and welfare of children. The course offers a flexible approach to learning by integrating face to face and on line learning in a supportive learning environment.

The flexible modular structure is designed to suit participants giving students a variety of options including the possibility to progress through the programme in a staged approach by first completing a Professional Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma before undertaking the final core modules in the MSc programme at a later date. 

The course offers an interdisciplinary perspective and focuses upon areas such as reporting, responding, clinical supervision and practical court skills. Assessments are based on the application of specific child protection and welfare competencies as applied to the students own area of relevant work.

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Graduate Diploma in Child Welfare & Protection

This course will equip students with the skills required to engage in their statutory responsibilities under the new legislation relating to the protection and welfare of children. The course offers an immersive, innovative blended learning curriculum facilitating   transferable   skills including team work, communication, a self-directed   flexible approach to learning and problem solving  as well as   applied  research delivered   by  both  face to face and on line learning in a supportive learning environment. Students have a variety of options including the possibility  of exiting  at  the Graduate  Diploma level or progressing through the programme in a staged approach by building on their Graduate Diploma and undertaking the final core modules in the MSc programme at a later date. 

The course offers an interdisciplinary perspective and focuses upon areas such as reporting, responding, clinical supervision and practical court skills. Assessments are based on the application of specific child protection and welfare competencies as applied to the students own area of relevant work.

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Professional Diploma in Child Welfare & Protection

This course will equip students with the skills required to engage in their statutory responsibilities under the new legislation relating to the protection and welfare of children. The course offers an immersive, innovative blended learning curriculum facilitating   transferable   skills including team work, communication, a self-directed   flexible approach to learning and problem solving and applied research delivered by both face to face and on line learning in a supportive learning environment. Students have a variety of options including the possibility to progress through the programme in a staged approach by building on their Professional Certificate before undertaking a Graduate Certificate and subsequent Graduate Diploma programme at a later date. 

The course offers an interdisciplinary perspective and focuses upon areas such as child protection and clinical supervision. Assessments are based on the application of specific child protection and welfare competencies as applied to the students own area of relevant work.

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Graduate Certificate in Child Welfare & Protection

This course will equip students with the skills required to engage in their statutory responsibilities under the new legislation relating to the protection and welfare of children. The course offers a flexible approach to learning by integrating face to face and on line learning in a supportive learning environment.

The flexible modular structure is designed to suit participants giving students a variety of options including the possibility to progress through the programme in a staged approach by first completing a Professional Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma before undertaking the final core modules in the MSc programme at a later date. 

The course offers an interdisciplinary perspective and focuses upon areas such as reporting, responding, clinical supervision and practical court skills. Assessments are based on the application of specific child protection and welfare competencies as applied to the students own area of relevant work.

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Professional Certificate in Child Protection

The module aims to develop skills and knowledge to allow multi-disciplinary staff to better understand the varied roles and responsibilities of professionals relative to all aspects of Child Protection in a clinical setting. This course has been designed to provide theoretical background with a significant emphasis on clinical experience and relevance.

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Masters in Child Art Psychotherapy

Research demonstrates that children and adolescents who find it difficult to communicate their emotional conflicts verbally are enabled to do so through the use of pictorial language. This two year, part-time taught masters programme, delivered at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, is for professionals who wish to specialise in using images in a psychotherapeutic context to understand the inner world of the child. 

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Graduate Diploma in Child Mental Health

This postgraduate diploma course will provide a comprehensive review of aspects of mental health and mental ill health, and give information on promotion, detection and primary care intervention, for children and families with mental health difficulties. It will also cover the more formal mental health disorders such as ADHD, eating disorders and mood disorders, and it will provide information to the student on when and where to refer.

Mental health problems can affect people of all ages, and it is estimated that one in five young people will suffer from a mental illness by the age of 18 years. Many people who work with children will encounter children who are suffering from a mental illness. This one year long course addresses the very broad issue of mental wellbeing and mental illness in children and adolescents.

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