Child and Youth Care (CYC)

CYC-1158  Communications in CYC Practice  (3 Credits)  

An exploration of skills required to relate effectively with team members, clients, and others and to develop the first stages of helping relationships. An application of self-awareness, personal growth and attitudinal changes in enhancing interpersonal relationships. One third of this course is delivered in an outdoor educational experience that explores activity as a means to effectively engage in therapeutic communication with clients. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (2.0), Lab (1.0)

Requisite courses: Take CYC-1158L (Required, Concurrent).

CYC-1163  Behaviour Management  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to, and application of, techniques of learning theory and behaviour modification in work with children and adolescents. An exploration of the role of behavioural programming in a variety of treatment settings. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (2)

Equivalent to CYC-163.

Requisite courses: Take CYC-1169 (Required, Previous).

CYC-1169  Observation, Reporting and Assessment  (3 Credits)  

A foundational introduction to the importance of observing and recording behaviours and significant information in a clear, concise and comprehensive manner according to CYC professional practice. The application of such skills to measurement and assessment techniques relevant to addressing the needs of individuals is emphasized. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CYC-169.

CYC-1173  Foundations and Roles of CYC  (3 Credits)  

A study of the historical and present day perspective of the social care system, its social policies and legislation including the core values and beliefs that distinguish child and youth care from other disciplines. Examines the role of the child and youth care practitioner in a variety of practice settings. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (4)

Equivalent to CYC-173.

CYC-1175  Therapeutic Interventions  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to child and youth management approaches that are preventative, that manage behavioral and crisis issues and are delivered from a positive frame of reference. An application of intervention strategies that effectively address a variety of treatment issues. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CYC-175.

Requisite courses: Take CYC-1173 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-1158; (Required, Previous).

CYC-1178  CYC Clinical Practice I  (3 Credits)  

An application of establishing helping relationships and acting within the role of a professional Child and Youth Care Worker in a work based setting. Focuses on the progressive development of skills in observation, interviewing, assessment, program planning, and execution of planned activities under supervision. Understanding the role of practitioner is supported by pre- and post- seminars, weekly individual meetings and small group seminars. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (16)

Equivalent to CYC-178, CYC-176, CYC-1178W.

Requisite courses: Take CYC-1158 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-1169 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-1173 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-1180 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-1194 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-1163 (Required, Concurrent). Take CYC-1175 (Required, Concurrent).

CYC-1180  Counselling Techniques I  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the micro-skills approach and person-centred theory, designed to develop the fundamental and basic counselling skills necessary to function successfully in the helping environment. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (4)

Equivalent to CYC-180.

Requisite courses: Take CYC-1158 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-1178W (Required, Concurrent).

CYC-1194  Activity Leadership  (3 Credits)  

A skills-based approach focusing on the leadership of therapeutic activities in the Child and Youth Care profession. Opportunities are provided to design, implement and evaluate effective therapeutic activities while applying developmental, ecological and strength based perspectives. Self-reflection will examine the development of personal leadership and teaching behaviours. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CYC-194.

CYC-2251  Family Support and Intervention  (3 Credits)  

An examination of the practice of family support and intervention as it pertains to child and youth care practice on both a theoretical and experiential level including family dynamics. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CYC-251.

Requisite courses: Take CYC-1180 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-1173 (Required, Previous). Take HSP-1151; (Required, Previous). Take CYC-2255W (Required, Concurrent).

CYC-2253  Group Process  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the processes and skills necessary to become an effective group member as well as an application of the skills required to be an effective group facilitator in leading a variety of psycho-educational groups for children, youth and families. Focus is on how decision- making, communication, and problem-solving processes impact group dynamics. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CYC-1193, CYC-193.

Requisite courses: Take CYC-1158 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-1169 (Required, Previous).

CYC-2255  CYC Clinical Practice II  (6 Credits)  

A further application of professional practice in CYC settings utilizing strength-based and ecological perspectives to facilitate the assessment and intervention process. The role of practitioner is developed through active involvement in the practicum experience, pre- and post-seminars, weekly individual meetings and small group seminars. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Work Integrated Learning (6)

Equivalent to CYC-255, CYC-256, CYC-2255W.

Requisite courses: Take CYC-1178 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-1180 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-2251 (Required, Concurrent). Take CYC-2280 (Required, Concurrent).

CYC-2260  Mental Health/Substance Abuse in CYC  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to, and critical examination of, a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues affecting children, youth and families. Focus is on identification, risk and protective factors and best practices for assessment, intervention and referral processes from a CYC perspective. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

CYC-2269  Case Management and Evaluation  (3 Credits)  

A study and application of case management and evaluation procedures for the human services. Focus is on the development of short- and long-term treatment plans, intervention strategies, and specific procedures that support a holistic/ecological model of practice. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CYC-269.

Requisite courses: Take CYC-2251 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-2255 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-2280; (Required, Previous). Take CYC-2285W (Required, Concurrent).

CYC-2272  Family Violence  (3 Credits)  

A study of family violence including child physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, intimate partner abuse, and institutional abuse. Includes reporting laws, methods for detection of abuse, and therapeutic methods and techniques for working with victims. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CYC-272, CYC-172.

CYC-2280  Counselling Techniques II  (3 Credits)  

A skills-based approach to interviewing and counselling interventions applicable to the Child and Youth Care profession. Areas of concentration include development of advanced listening skills, use of solution-focused therapeutic techniques from a strength-oriented perspective, and an examination of specific topics related to therapeutic interventions in human services. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (4)

Equivalent to CYC-280.

Requisite courses: Take CYC-1180 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-1163 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-1175 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-2255W (Required, Concurrent).

CYC-2285  CYC Clinical Practice III  (6 Credits)  

Capstone application focusing on the role of the CYC practitioner in the case management process, utilizing therapeutic relationships to ensure planned interventions address the ecological perspective from a strengths-based focus. The role of practitioner is facilitated through active involvement in the practicum experience, pre- and post-seminars, weekly individual meetings and small group seminars. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Work Integrated Learning (19)

Equivalent to CYC-285, CYC-271, CYC-2285W.

Requisite courses: Take CYC-2251 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-2255 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-2280 (Required, Previous). Take CYC-2269 (Required, Concurrent).