Strength-Based Practices

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

The role of the Child & Youth Care 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 Care 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 Care; the roles and function of the Child & Youth Care worker in each of these settings; the therapeutic milieu; family involvement; evidenced based programming; strategies and interventions appropriate in managing behaviours; healthy eating, food preparation, kitchen safety and staff roles and responsibilities.