Dec 14, 2019  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020

Children’s Behavioral Health Certificate

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Donna Rowe, 413.552.2029,​


This certificate in Children’s Behavioral Health is designed to train students interested in working with children with behavioral health needs and their families. This certificate is part of a larger focus in the Human Services field to connect Community Health Workers (CHW) and Children’s Behavioral Health Workers (CBHW) with Clinical Mental Health teams to provide enhanced community and home based services to children, youth, and their families.


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Provide evidence of basic mastery of the core competencies for Community Health Workers/Children’s Behavioral Health Workers (CHW/CBHW) OR introductory knowledge about the Human Services and Social Work fields.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of community-based services and the roles of Community Health Workers, Family Partners, and Therapeutic Mentors.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of child/adolescent development and family systems within a framework of cultural competence
  • Demonstrate an understanding of evidence-based and trauma-informed services
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the child welfare system and children’s behavioral health systems of care
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, work effectively with children and families, provide accurate documentation, and conduct oneself in a professional manner

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