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Early relationships and the early years of development are critical determinants of a child’s capacity for resilience, learning, health and wellbeing throughout life. This unit introduces students to a range of intervention models specific to an infant mental health perspective. Students will evaluate and integrate approaches in contemporary practice and will apply their knowledge to the development of intervention plans that promote collaborative care and evidence-based treatment. The experiential component of the course facilitates the integration of theory and practice and develops capacity for observation and reflection. These core skills will enable students to better understand infant development, facilitative parent-infant interactions and work with families in a relationshipsbased framework.
Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to: