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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-1170Interpersonal Communication 1
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Content is focused on human communication experienced in the helping professions. Emphasis is placed upon the student's growth, self-knowledge and behaviour in groups. Instructional methods will include discussions and activities to expand understanding and experience.

CYCP-2039Substance Use Theory and Intervention
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In this course, you will be led through a tapestry of knowledge surrounding use, misuse, and addiction of psychoactive substances. This course helps students reflect on the current trends and issues related to substance use, misuse and abuse. Students learn a breadth of history, theory, terminology, leading to the understanding of holistic treatment and best practice when helping people affected by substance use.

CYCP-2040Youth Criminal Justice
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Crime is a multifaceted and often controversial issue. This course will introduce major theoretical models of justice, explore historical and contemporary explanations of crime, and will provide students with an overview of the Canadian criminal justice system. Special attention is given to youth criminal justice legislation as well as risk factors for youth criminal justice involvement. This course will also introduce the restorative justice paradigm and discuss a trauma-informed approach to understanding crime. Students are challenged to think critically and explore personal values and beliefs surrounding justice related topics.

CYCP-2041Family Support and Intervention
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Family Support work provides helping professionals with the unique opportunity to understand children and youth within the context of their family. In this course family assessment and intervention skills required to work within the family life space as well the broader social, economic, cultural, and community environments will be explored. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics including; family risk and resiliency; foundations for family assessment and assessment tools; evidenced based family intervention and support techniques; an exploration of personal values and beliefs and reflective family practice.

CYCP-2042Mental Health Literacy
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Mental Health affects everyone. It is imperative that we explore not only the classifications, theories and research about what we know about mental health, but the interventions and supports for an individual’s mental well-being. In this course, the student will explore major frameworks and perspectives from which to view definitions and explanations for some of the most common disorders of youth. From this foundation, the student will develop their relational, holistic and strength-based lens for working with children, youth and families and the promotion of healthy mental wellness.

PSYC-1002Psychology
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This course explores the major areas of modern psychology. Key topics include sensation, cognition, learning, motivation, emotional behaviour, stress, methods of coping/adapting, brain structure and function and psychopathology. Fundamental principles of the scientific method and research design are emphasized. Students are expected to gain insight into the roots of human behaviour from both a biological and psychological perspective.

SEMR-9078Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (r) Training Program
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The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (R) Program is a safe, non-harmful behaviour management system designed to aid human service professionals in the management of disruptive and assaultive people, even during the most violent moments. It has been developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute, a training organization devoted to training staff in the safe management of potentially violent individuals.

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