CHIYF-DP Child and Youth Care

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
COMM-1158Interpersonal Communication
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This course explores the complex styles of communication within various forms of relationships including discussion of self-image, perceptual differences, emotions and the impact of language. The course also addresses nonverbal communication and explores a variety of dynamics within relationships including effective listening, appropriate self-disclosure, defensiveness, assertiveness and managing conflict. Interpersonal communication with respect to cross-cultural, Indigenous and diverse perspectives are examined.

CYCP-1005College Preparation and Professional Development
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This course is intended to enhance the College orientation process and assist the student in developing college level writing skills.  Employability skills will be emphasized in both classroom and skill based activities.

CYCP-1008Youth Criminal Justice Issues
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This course provides an introduction to the construction and responses to youth crime. These processes are examined in historical and contemporary contexts. Attention is focused upon the social impact of the young offender including media portrayal as well as the role of the child and youth care practitioner. A series of related topics such as youth corrections, and gangs will also be introduced.

CYCP-1009Emotional and Behavioural Disorders of Youth
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This course begins with a brief overview of normal human development and the research methods employed to gather and evaluate evidence concerning development. We will then explore the problem of defining abnormal or disordered behaviour in children, the frequency of disorders of youth, and the special needs presented by youth as clients. Our discussions will then turn to some of the most common disorders of youth including anxiety disorders, depression and social problems, conduct disorder, ADHD, developmental language and learning disabilities, autism, and schizophrenia. Discussion for each of the above will include an overview of various perspectives from which to view the causes of the disorders, common behavioural indicators, and an emphasis on biological and cognitive behavioural approaches to treatment.

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CYCP-1010Mental Health Literacy for Child and Youth Care Practice
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This course will focus on the development of mental health literacy for child and youth care practitioners. Students will be introduced to a variety of DSM diagnoses including ADHD, CD, ODD, PTSD, depression, eating disorders, psychosis and other child and adolescent mental health concerns.

CYCP-1011Counselling Skills for Child and Youth Care Practice
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Counseling Skills focuses on the role of the child and youth care practitioner in motivating youth to develop and create a plan for change. The reasons for why people change will be outlined and counseling skills will be reviewed and practiced. Additionally students will learn the comprehensive steps of counseling youth and supporting them to  explore their values and skillfully inquire as to what is motivating the youth to change. Students will acquire the skills, approaches and attitudes of a successful helper and be able to demonstrate these in their counseling labs.

CYCP-1012Preparing for Professional Practice
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Students will create a professional career portfolio which will highlight their child and youth care skills and delineate a career path. The professional portfolio will become a living document streamlined to reflect the uniqueness of the Child and Youth Care Practitioner. Students will assess their employability skills and will learn how professionally present in the interview process. The career portfolio will be utilized to illustrate the student’s skills and talents to prospective employers.

CYCP-1013Group Facilitation
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Group Facilitation provides a focus on the role of groups in the treatment of children, youth and adults. Individual helping techniques are extended into group work practice with the opportunity for students to practice their skills. Theoretical concepts used in group practice will combine with experiential learning to create the foundation for this course.

CYCP-1014Behaviour Theory and Intervention
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This course is intended to help the student learn behavioural theories and frameworks to develop their ability to assess and understand challenging behaviours of youth.  Students will become familiar with various approaches to behaviour management that will assist young people and families in a variety of settings in a positive way.

CYCP-1016Family Support and Intervention
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Students will be introduced to conceptual frameworks to assess family systems and tilize a strength based approach to working with families. Family assessment and intervention skills required to work in the life space of the family are a major focus of this course. We will examine how issues such as poverty, family violence, being a newcomer to Canada and addiction can influence risk.

CYCP-1018Activities Programming for Youth
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This course is designed to equip students with the attitudes, conceptual frameworks and skills to develop appropriate recreational activities for young people. Students will be able to program such activities to facilitate leisure, educational and therapeutic goals.

CYCP-1019Community Based Programming
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Child and youth care practitioners will acquire knowledge in regard what community services offer to  youth in the in the areas of: Youth Support  & Development, Supporting Families to Succeed, Transition Programs, CYCP in Schools, Newcomers and Refugees, Addictions , Homeless/Street youth, Mental Health.  Students will assess the gaps in services for youth by conducting independent survey and academic research. After reporting on the community services available, students will develop a community based program and write a proposal outlining the rationale and need for a program which will help fill the gaps in services for youth.

CYCP-1021Issues for Youth At Risk
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 “Youth at Risk” are some of the most vulnerable people in our society.  They are faced with many issues and are at-risk of harm.  This course is designed to be an introduction to the current areas and issues facing youth today and begin to explore assessment and planning skills for youth care professionals. Topics of exploration in this course will include culture, diversity and sexual orientation; youth affected by FASD; youth suicide; sexual exploitation; homelessness and “street-involvement”; addictions; risky sexual behavior and adolescent sexual offending.

CYCP-1022A Context for Practice With Indigenous PeoplesRPL
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This course will acquaint Child and Youth Care students with many of the significant issues affecting Aboriginal children, youth, and families. The theme of historical context and its relationship to cultural competence in child and youth care practice will be highlighted. In addition, the course will identify respectful ways in which Child and Youth Care professionals can incorporate an Aboriginal worldview into their care practices with children, youth, and families.

CYCP-1024Observation and Documentation
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This course will assist students in developing the communication skills that are required in the professional practice of child and youth care. Observation, documenting observations, using critical thinking skills, conducting assessments, and developing intervention plans in child and youth care practice is the primary topics that are discussed in this course. The principle of accountability in professional practice provides the foundation for the course.

CYCP-1025The Child & Youth Care ProfessionalRPL
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This course is an introductory course to the field of child and youth care. Students will explore the professional tasks of a child and youth care practitioner and the challenges of being a member of this profession. An overview of the needs of youth, the types of agencies providing service, governing legislation, professional roles, and future trends and issues will be studied.

CYCP-1026International Practicum & Seminar IV
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CYCP-1027Case Mgmt Child & Youth Care Practice
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The process of child and youth care assessment and intervention planning are fully examined in this course. Assessment methods that have been learned over the four semesters of the program will be reviewed and applied. Child and youth care intervention techniques will also be reviewed and applied as part of the treatment planning process. The students will demonstrate and apply their learning in assessment and intervention in a comprehensive treatment planning and case management process.

CYCP-1029Understanding Substance Use, Misuse and Abuse
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This course helps students reflect on the current issues in the field of substance use and abuse and provides an overview of terminology, theories of addiction, psychoactive substances, treatment options, treatment resources and prevention strategies. The skills required to become a competent helper for those who struggle with use and abuse of substances will be discussed with particular emphasis on the role of the child and youth care professional.

CYCP-1032Child and Adolescent Development
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This course begins with an overview of the major theoretical perspectives and research methods of contemporary human developmental research.  Discussion then turns to an exploration of development from a chronological perspective, beginning with conception, then moving through the stages of infancy and toddlerhood, early childhood, middle childhood, concluding with adolescence. Within each period, discussion is structured around the physical, motor, cognitive, and social-emotional aspects of development. Selected topics of interest will be explored in greater detail. A central theme of the course is the complex interaction between the environmental and biological factors that correspond to development.

CYCP-1033Introduction to Field Placement and Seminar
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Introduction to Field Placement and Seminar focuses on professional development with an emphasis on teamwork and communication along with interview and presentation skills. Students will be introduced to the role of a Child and Youth Care Practitioner via agency visits and complete field research to prepare for Field Placement and Seminar 1.

CYCP-1056Child and Youth Care PracticeRPL
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This course will introduce the main concepts involved in Child & Youth Care best practice to the student. The focus of this course is on the identification and exploration of the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and group processes involved in the establishment of the caring relationship within the therapeutic environment.

CYCP-1057Family DynamicsRPL
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Family Dynamics is an introduction to the study of the family as a system. The course begins with an overview of basic family systems theory and will then focus each student's attention on his or her own family of origin. This self-study approach is seen as an aid to recognition of issues that may affect the student's ability to work with troubled youth and families.

CYCP-1134Field Placement and Seminar 1
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CYCP-2004Field Placement and Seminar 2
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Field Placement and Seminar 2 provides students with the opportunity to combine classroom seminars and workplace experience in order to further develop their skills and integrate classroom learning in to practice. This field placement requires students to apply child and youth care skills to practice, in a school, justice, mental health or community based setting. In some settings, students will be challenged to develop a role for the child and youth care professional. The seminar requires students to present cases, workplace challenges and request feedback in order to demonstrate their learning.

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CYCP-2067The Impact of Maltreatment and TraumaRPL
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This course is intended to help students explore the impact of neglect, abuse, and other forms of trauma on the developing young person. Students will learn to identify the physical and behavioural symptoms associated with maltreatment and trauma as well as the potential impact of the trauma on the young person. Students will develop an understanding of the healing process and learn intervention strategies which can be used in their work with young people who have experienced maltreatment and trauma.

CYCP-3000Ethics & Issues in Professional Practice
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This course is designed to assist students to become informed about current issues and trends in the profession of child and youth care.  As the standards of professionalism require that the child and youth care practitioner be well informed, stay abreast of current issues and remain involved in ongoing professional development and growth, it is important that the student become familiar with this process prior to entering the field.

CYCP-3001Field Placement and Seminar 3
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Field Placement and Seminar 3 provides students with the opportunity to combine classroom seminars and workplace experience in order to further develop their skills and integrate classroom learning into practice. This field placement required students to apply child and youth care skills to practice in a school, justice, mental health or community based setting. In some settings, students will be challenged to develop a role for the child and youth care professional. The seminar portion of the course is student led, and students are required to prepare case studies for seminar, including the creation of questions for group discussion.

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NVCI-1003Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
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This course describes factors which contribute to violent behavior and describes warning signs of potential violence; identifies stages of escalation to violence; demonstrates personal safety techniques; demonstrates individual and team restraint techniques; identifies supportive behaviours for helpers; and discusses how to do a post-crisis analysis and explores ethical issues.

PSYC-1001Introduction to PsychologyRPL
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This course is an introductory study of general and developmental psychology. It is designed for students in health care programs and as such, is aimed at practical application of social science knowledge in the helping relationships. It emphasizes fundamental principles of growth and development. Key concepts of personality motivation, emotional behaviour and methods of coping/adapting are included. Overall, the student is expected to gain insight into the roots of human behavior from both a physical and psychological perspective.

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