Child Mental Health


About this course

Defining the child’s mental health and the most common types of psychological disorders among children and the most important factors affecting the mental health of the child around him and the need to control them are the topics that the child mental health course presented by Edraak will talk about, in addition to that we will talk quickly about the latest methods of raising children and how Raising stubborn and nervous children.

Scientists have researched a lot in defining the mental health of the child and found that it is a positive multi-level concept in which a person is correct on the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual levels, and the child must be in a state of balance between satisfying and activating these levels. Calculating the psychological or spiritual aspect results in an imbalance and the child becomes psychologically incorrect.

The child mental health course also covers a series of topics related to the psychological, mental and emotional health of children and adolescents, and this course targets people who work with children, including psychologists, social workers, doctors, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, speech therapists, teachers and parents of children, to help them To protect the child from psychological problems that may affect him.

Among the factors affecting the child’s mental health is the presence of psychological disorders in one or both parents, whether psychological or mental, also psychological or physical violence with children may lead to head injury and thus to mental retardation, as studies have shown that the divorce of parents may affect very much. And negative for the child’s mental health.

Among the common mental disorders in children are anxiety, stubbornness, eating disorders, psychological depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other diseases, and to protect the child from psychological problems that may afflict him, we must have sufficient experience in how to raise children and deal with them, so this course explains the methods of raising children in general and remembering Some advice on how to raise stubborn children.

A child who suffers from mental health problems may have difficulty coping with his situation and the size of the problem increases if it is left without attention and follow-up, so it is necessary and duty for parents to realize when the problem can be treated on their part and when the problem becomes in need of a specialist in the field of mental health for the child Until he cures her.

This free course aims to develop the basic understanding of parents and educators regarding the most common disorders among children and adolescents that affect the child’s psyche, and it will also help to continuously track the stages of children’s development, and distinguish between the emotional disorder that children may suffer from and mental illness, To be able to understand and treat the effects of this disease or disorder on a child’s mental health.

Register now for this free course of Edraak to realize the importance of a child’s mental health, learn how to raise children and deal with them, and learn about the most important matters that directly affect the child’s psyche.

What You Will Learn

  • Defining a child’s mental health
  • Factors affecting the child’s mental health
  • Child protection from psychological problems
  • Common mental disorders in children
  • Tips on how to raise stubborn children
  • Diseases affecting child health



Edraak, is a massive open online course (MOOC) platform, that is an initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF). QRF is determined to ensure that the Arab world is at the forefront of educational innovation. As such, QRF has capitalized on regional Arab talent to leverage technology developed by the Harvard-MIT consortium, edX, to create the first non-profit Arabic MOOC platform. The new MOOC platform will present the Arab world with unique and vital opportunities that can be part of a necessary revolution in education and learning.

First, the platform will broadcast the best Arab professors to the region, offering original Arabic courses – developed by QRF – to further enrich Arab education. Through its partnership with edX, the platform will also give Arab learners access in Arabic to courses taught and developed at top tier institutions like HarvardX, MITX, and UC BerkelyX. All courses are delivered at no cost to the learner.

Second, QRF envisions the use of the platform to showcase Arab role models by broadcasting short online courses by practitioners and professionals from a variety of fields spanning the arts and sciences.

Finally, QRF believes that the platform will enable the Arab world to take advantage of the international interest in regional affairs to tell its own story to the world. Arab university professors and regional experts can use the platform to give courses in English about the region and its history. This will serve to inform a global audience that is interested in the region’s development.


Dr. Hesham Hamoda

A faculty member in the College of Medicine at Harvard University and Vice President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Hesham Hamoda is a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard University, and a consultant psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital in Boston.

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