Prevention and Early Intervention (FMH404) The focus of this unit is on promotion, prevention, and early intervention. Students will learn about positive promotion of mental health and prevention of mental health problems as well as being provided with the opportunity to gain skills in recognising children with disabilities, developmental delays, or disorders. Students will be introduced to an evidence-based early intervention framework: the Developmental Systems Approach (DSA), Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory, along with other models and interventions. The DSA is a relationship-oriented, and family-centred approach focused on strengthening and building family capacities that influence child development and facilitate assessment and intervention. Identifying a range of common challenges for children, this unit enhances students’ awareness of the benefits of early intervention and promotes the use of effective communication and problem-solving skills in the family and school contexts.