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CCOG for HUS 115 Spring 2023

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Course Number:
HUS 115
Course Title:
Infant and Toddler Mental Health
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Course Description

Introduces the concepts and practices associated with the social and emotional well being of infants and toddlers. Covers attachment theory, promoting parent-child relationships, culturally responsive caregiving practices, and Resources for Infant Educators (RIE). Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Identify the social and emotional milestones that emerge in infancy and toddlerhood.
  2. Describe the importance of the parent-child relationship in relation to secure attachment theory for infants and toddlers.
  3. Identify emotion regulation strategies as relevant to infants and toddlers.
  4. Review culturally responsive caregiving practices.

Course Activities and Design

  • Engage in small and large group discussions.
  • Complete quizzes or exams.
  • Engage in activities and tasks related to course content.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students Will:

  • Attend and actively participate in class and small group discussions.
  • Complete written assignments
  • Complete written quizzes or exams.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Attachment theory and practices to support secure attachment in infants and toddlers
  • Emotion Coaching Skills
  • Parallel process
  • Promoting parent-child relationships
  • Culturally responsive caregiving practices
  • Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE)
  • Social and Emotional Development