Children’s Certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Courses

The Certificate in Children’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation is no longer available. Information below provides an overview of the program and options for furthering your career in the field of children's psychiatric rehabilitation and resiliency through the Child and Family Resiliency Practitioner (CFRP) certification exam.
 

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Psychiatric rehabilitation services promote quality of life, community integration, and successful transition to adulthood for children and youth who have experienced serious emotional or behavioral difficulties that significantly impair their ability to function successfully in home, school, family, or community life. Psychiatric rehabilitation services focus on empowering young people and their families to develop the skills and access the resources needed to increase their capability to thrive in the living, working, learning, and social environments of their choice.

This program is no longer offered, and at the conclusion of 2018, PRA will no longer be recognizing the Children's Certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Individuals who completed the program can use the hours earned toward qualifying for the Child and Family Resiliency Pracitioner (CFRP) certification exam.

IDAHO PRACTITIONERS: At the conclusion of 2018, PRA will no longer be recognizing the Children's Certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation - the Child and Family Resiliency Pracitioner (CFRP) credential is the designation recognized by PRA in order for CBRS Practitioners to provide services to children. PRA is working with Optum Idaho to provide a transition route and financial assistance to becoming a CFRP, for individuals that participated in the Children's Certificate courses.  Click here for more information.

At the Children’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation practitioners

  • Learned to identify the principles, processes, and skills necessary to help children overcome their unique, individual challenges and succeed
  • Gained the vital tools necessary to assess and teach critical skills to children
  • Explored effective ways to support children and strategically involve their families in the process
  • Learned skills in fostering resiliency in children and help to prevent disability in adulthood
  • Learned the developmental and psychiatric challenges of children

Individuals holding a Certificate in Children’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation, practitioners had to successfully complete the in-person 3-day course or three online courses. This program is no longer offered. Individuals who completed the program can use the hours earned toward qualifying for the Child and Family Resiliency Pracitioner (CFRP) certification exam.

Children’s Certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Resiliency and psychiatric rehabilitation services are invaluable to children and their families. Upon successful mastery of the content within this training, participants earned a Certificate in Children’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation*. This training was designed for psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners, social workers, counselors, educators, and administratosr of programs that provide mental/behavioral health services to children.

*Receipt of the certificate was contingent upon successful completion of all training requirements, including (but not limited to): reading all assignments before the start of the training; completing individual and/or small group projects in the evenings during the training; and submitting all assignments after the live training portion is completed.

What Now?

The final offering of this program was held in April 2016. Following that course, PRA announced the availaility of the Child and Family Resiliency Practitioner (CFRP) certification examination. The development of the certificate course was intended as a "stop-gap" measure allowing the organization the time needed to conduct a through Job Task Analysis Study to determine the need for a foram certification around the subject of psychiatric rehabilitation as it relates to children and families. The course, although excellent in content, provided only a baseline training in the topics of psychiatric rehabilitation and resiliency for practitioners serving children and their famlies. The CFRP exam ensures the competence of these pracitioners by evaluating their knowledge, skill and abilty to perform tasks specific to the eight competency domains of children's pscyhiatric rehabilitation. Read more.