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School-Based Child and Youth Work

Course Code CYWP-107
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

The role and definition of the Child & Youth worker has expanded and changed dramatically over the years from a historically residential context tone that now includes a broad range of services, settings, and programs in Canadian schools. This course is designed to educate and clarify the philosophy, roles and functions of the Child & Youth worker in school-based settings as well as provide the student with the knowledge and understanding of how to apply Child & Youth Work methodology in classrooms. The focus will be on the specific theoretical approaches and classroom application of intervention and how the unique skills, abilities, and support offered by the Child & Youth Worker can contribute to the social, emotional, and academic growth of students. How to form effective partnerships with teachers, school administration, and other professionals will also be explored. Minimum 'C' Grade, Pre-requisite CYW-100.