Introduction to Practice for Child and Youth Care Counsellors

Applied Community Studies
Child and Youth Care
Course Code
CYCC 1141
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 2 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course provides an overview of the history and substance of North American based child and youth care practice.

Students who have taken CFCS 1160 or CYCC 1142 or CFCS 1142 will not receive additional credit for CYCC 1141.
Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • Child and youth care practitioners support children, youth, families and communities in culturally appropriate ways, in a broad range of settings.
  • Reflection on self are integral to effective child and youth care practice and on-going personal and professional development.
  • The process of growth in the lives of children and youth occurs with support, encouragement, planning, discussions, action and evaluation.
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture
  • Discussions
  • Field Visits
  • Collaborative Learning
Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Research Essays and Reports
  • Field Research
  • Participation
  • Attendance
  • Examinations

This is a letter graded course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the five competencies of professional Child and Youth Care practice.
  2. Describe human interaction, demonstrating awareness of cultural context and individual bias.
  3. Demonstrate self-awareness and impact of own values on practice.
  4. Collect, analyze, and present information professionally in oral and written form (APA 6th Ed.).
Textbook Materials


Other texts and materials as assigned.



Enrolment  in CYCC Program or permission of Coordinator


No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2008/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CYC 1XX (3) 2014/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CYC 1XX (1.5) 2019/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.