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Residential Treatment and School Based Programs in C.Y.W.

Course Code CYWP-115
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

The role of the Child & Youth Worker has changed dramatically from treating children and youth mainly in residential settings to one that now includes working with the children and youth in their school, in their community and even in their homes. 

This course will examine the role of the Child & Youth Worker in both the School and Residential context.  The student will have an opportunity to build on previous theoretical knowledge in therapeutic relationships, therapeutic programming, and basic child management.

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding and working knowledge of: the philosophy in school-based and residential-based Child & Youth Work; the roles and function of the Child & Youth Worker in each of these settings; the therapeutic milieu; family involvement; evidenced based programming; strategies and interventions appropriate in managing behaviours; and staff roles and responsibilities.

Co-requisite CYW-105