University of Washington School of Public Health

NURS 548 Frameworks in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health



NURS 548: Frameworks in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Winter 2018: ONLINE 3 credit COURSE
Open this quarter to graduate students across campus!

NURS 548 Frameworks in Infant Mental Health provides a survey of the interdisciplinary field of infant and early childhood mental health(IECMH). Emphases on infant and early childhood development, including prenatal and neonatal factors, social/cultural/economic/societal influences, and treatment approaches to support healthy caregiver-child relationships. This course provides background in how risk and protective factors can impact social-emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. Students will learn to integrate relationship-based principles into their practice and will use reflection to deepen their learning of IECMH principles and practices. • 100% online, interdisciplinary, flexible learning collaborative.

• Enrollment in the Winter 2018 quarter is limited to 20 graduate students.
• Please contact faculty directly if you have questions and/or need a registration ADD code: Colleen O. Dillon, PhD (

Colleen O. Dillon, PhD is faculty in Family and Child Nursing at the University of Washington. She is a licensed, clinical psychologist with advanced expertise in infant and early childhood mental health. She also teaches in the Early Childhood and Family Studies program in the College of