Child and adolescent Mental Health
and social Care


Short Course


2 Months


  • Duration: 2 Months
  • Programme of study: Weekend
  • Fees:
    EA Students: UGX 800,000/= / USD 200$
    International students: USD 250$
  • Award: Certificate

Short courses for Social workers

Who is it for?

This short course will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to critically evaluate approaches to mental health and transform care. It has been specifically developed for professionals from a variety of sectors, including:
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Social care
  • Nursing
  • Law enforcement
  • Allied health professions

What will you achieve?

  • Gain the skills, knowledge and awareness of child and adolescent psychological development.
  • Promote child and adolescent mental health, identifying needs and recognizing which therapeutic interventions are appropriate and why.
  • Learn to provide collaborative and compassionate care and support for children and adolescents.
  • Understand early identification, risk management and resilience.
  • Develop your knowledge of assessment and evidence-based psychosocial interventions and contemporary issues in child and adolescent mental health.
  • Enhance your ability to critically evaluate and reflect on your work or the work of others who care for individuals and families where there are significant concerns and vulnerability.
  • Maintain the balance between working collaboratively while maintaining safe professional boundaries

What you will study/Course Content

  • Early Identification and Psychological Development
  • The Child Protection Policy ( the law and child protection)
  • Working with Vulnerable children and youth
  • Adolescents , Drugs, Alcohol and Addictions
  • Pediatric first Aid
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health challenges and support approaches

Special Features

  • Promotes understanding of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Encourages a more critical consideration of the context through which children and young people experience distress
  • Considers mental health from the perspective of the young person
  • Multi-agency and multi-disciplinary staff and student group provides you with an exciting and varied learning environment
  • Strong focus on putting theory into practice
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health challenges and support approaches

Teaching methods used

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Group Work
  • Role Play


  • Essays
  • Objective and structured examinations
  • Practice-based assessments
  • Case studies
  • Class presentations with supporting papers.


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