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Disability, Mental Health and Child Protection: Towards a New Understanding - Trinity College Dublin

Online | Course Begins 29 October 2024

Course Name: Disability, Mental Health and Child Protection: Towards a New Understanding

Location: Fully Online

Start Date: 29th October 2024

Duration: 5 weeks

Course Info:

This innovative micro-credential provides learners with an understanding of key issues in disability, mental health and child protection and will appeal to education, health, social care, and policing professionals working in disability, child protection and welfare or sectors where the client base includes individuals who may have disability and/or mental health issues.

It covers key issues in child protection related to disability and/or mental health. Uptake of current best evidence, insights from seminal inquiry reports, innovations and insights from disability and mental health theory, research, and activism as well as practice wisdom will be instrumental in achieving this.

On successful completion of this micro-credential, learners will be able to: 

  • Critically discuss examples from the history of key disability, mental health, child welfare and child protection contexts, issues, and practices.
  • Apply key insights from research, literature, and inquiry reports to critically inform practice in various settings around issues of child protection, mental health, and disability.
  • Evaluate unique strengths and risk factors associated with disability and mental health in a child protection context.
  • Assess the various needs of children and parents with disabilities and/or mental health issues in a child protection context.
  • Apply a theoretical framework to understand disability, mental health, and child protection issues.

The course is delivered fully online, is flexible and accredited by Trinity College Dublin with 5 ECTS. 

How to apply: Applications via the Trinity website at

Deadline for Applications: September 2024

Fees: €510

This course qualifies for a 50% subsidy under the HCI Pillar 3 Learner Fee Subsidy. Please refer here for eligibility criteria.

Attachments: Micro-Credential in Disability-Child Protection and Mental Health-Towards a New Understanding