Introduction to Child and Youth Work
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This is an introductory course to the field of Child & Youth Work. The content of this course includes: the history of the profession, the unique roles of the Child & Youth Worker and how these roles have evolved, a framework to view mental health and mental illness, exploration of the student’s professional identity, managing therapeutic relationships, and developing appropriate boundaries and ethics as a professional.
The theory and application of beginning Child & Youth Work practice will be explored, as will the theory and practice of therapeutic programming, and behaviour management.