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Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Certificate (BHC)

    We are very excited to announce the implementation of the newly created Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Certificate Program. If you enjoy working with children, adolescents and their families; to create positive changes this may be a program to consider. Please review the identified program mission statement and learning outcomes as an introduction to program goals.

    Mission Statement:
    The Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Certificate Program prepares students to develop and implement treatment care within a broad range of therapeutic prevention, intervention and treatment strategies that promote and inspire positive change in children, adolescents and their families.

    Learning Outcomes
    The student will demonstrate the ability to:

    • Establish therapeutic relationships with children, adolescents and their families that promote constructive change
    • Develop and utilize a variety of child/adolescent conflict resolution and problem solving techniques in a multitude of child and adolescent care environments
    • Understand developmental issues relevant to counseling children and adolescents and their families
    • Utilize effective oral and written communication practice that enhances the quality of treatment care with children and adolescents
    • Apply entry level family theory dynamics in providing and participating in community treatment and intervention planning
    • Identify child and adolescent risk factors associated with crisis prevention & intervention
    • Identify and attempt to meet the needs and goals of children, adolescents and their families by developing and implementing effective treatment intervention strategies
    • Demonstrate information and computer literacy in identifying treatment and professional resources that enhance client treatment planning and professional growth
    • Work effectively with ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse populations
    • Form respectful, professional, and collaborative relationships
    • Engage in ongoing self-assessment and self care to maintain attentiveness to professional competence
    • Move seamlessly into the Human Services Practitioner Associate Degree Program

    Please call Bruce Ciaramella at (978) 762-4000 ext. 5480 for further information.

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