Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Children's Behavioral Health
The Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Children’s Behavioral Health is a 12-credit occupational endorsement for paraprofessionals who are currently working with or planning to work with children and youth in therapeutic residential settings. By completing the endorsement certificate requirements, students gain skills essential to becoming effective members of therapeutic treatment teams. All classes in the Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Children's Behavioral Health have been cross-listed with the UAA Human Services (HUMS) program and will be counted as elective credits for students enrolled in the HUMS undergraduate degrees.
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificates.
- Complete the program requirements below.
- Students must complete all courses with a grade of C or better. Students who audit a Disability and Long Term Supports (DLS) course or who are unable to earn a grade of C or better in the course may repeat it following the procedures outlined in the Academic Standards and Regulations.
|DLS/HUMS A200||Introduction to Children's Behavioral Health||3|
|DLS/HUMS A205||Teaching Social Skills to Youth in Children's Behavioral Health||3|
|DLS/HUMS A206||Positive Behavioral Supports in Children's Behavioral Health||3|
|DLS/HUMS A385||Working with Traumatized Children||3|
A total of 12 credits is required for the OEC.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:
- Use knowledge of therapeutic techniques, child development and cultural responsiveness to interpret treatment plans in therapeutic settings for children and youth.
- Apply an array of strategies to support and shape behavior of children and youth with challenging behaviors.
- Abide by professional practices accepted in the field of children’s behavioral health.
- Blend concepts and skills to develop trauma-informed practices in children’s behavioral health services.