Course

Relationship Building with Children and Youth

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Child and Youth Care
Course Code
CYCC 1220
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
Flexible Delivery ranging from 2 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Method(s) Of Instruction
Hybrid
Online
Lecture
Course Designation
None
Industry Designation
None
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic theory and practice of some counselling skills with the purpose of building relationships with children and youth. The course will emphasize the development of professional helping relationships, active listening skills and empathy. From the perspective of Child and Youth Care and Youth Justice Work, students will learn ways of supporting clients to explore their challenges and to respond to related feelings. Culture and worldview will be viewed as essential elements for understanding and responding to children, youth and families.
Course Content

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

  • The development of a positive working relationship, with the use of certain counselling skills, is central to engaging children, youth, and families.
  • Child and Youth Care practitioners seek self-awareness, including the impact of their cultural experience on their assumptions and responses.  Likewise, the CYC practitioner seeks to understand the influences of past experiences and cultural contexts on the behaviour and worldview of youth.
  • The elements of respect, genuineness and mutuality are core elements in the relationship-building process.
  • Creating a working relationship with children and youth is holistic and systemic; it takes into account all aspects of the individual and all of their important contexts.
  • There are multiple ways of, and theories about, developing a working relationship and supporting children and youth as they move towards change.
  • Relationship-building with children and youth is developmentally sensitive.  Ways of engaging children and youth are shaped to fit with, and promote, their emotional, social, intellectual, cultural and physical development.
  • The process of relationship-building with children and youth is aimed at the development of insight and understanding of self, others, and the relationship between self and others with the goal of enabling children and youth to interact more effectively with their important systems.
  • The process of building relationships with children and youth is skill-based.  Effective Child and Youth Care practitioners understand the use of certain counselling skills and uses them intentionally while remaining genuine and personal in their interactions with youth.  Building professional working relationships with children and youth is dynamic and includes discussion, activities and other approaches.
Learning Activities
  • Lecture/practice
Means of Assessment

This course will conform to the Douglas College Evaluation Policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations.

Typical evaluation will include:

  • Written assignments
  • Skill demonstration through audio and video recordings
  • Small and large group participation and discussions          

 This is a graded course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Practice ethical behaviour within the classroom context by honouring confidentiality and implementing the principles of Child and Youth Care (CYC) ethical guidelines.
  • Explore the impact of self awareness on the practice of CYC.
  • Demonstrate within the classroom context, an awareness of relational and certain counseling skills with respect to cultural diversity. 
  • Discuss the elements and stages of at least one model of growth and change.
  • Examine the impact of realities such as internalized shame, trauma, oppression, and personal histories of both CYC practitioners and the children and youth with whom they may work.
Textbook Materials

Course materials and/or textbooks approved by the department.

Requisites

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

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

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for CYCC 1220
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) No credit
Langara College (LANG) LANG GNST 1XXX (3)
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) NVIT SOCW 353 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU HUMS 1540 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU PSYC 2XX (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CYC 167 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CYC 152 (1.5)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
36367
Fri Mon
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
TBA
Instructor First Name
(Faculty)
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

CYCC 1220 002 - This class is restricted to YJ students and is a condensed course 6-Sept to Nov 13

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
30
Actual Seats Count
26
4
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2168
Start Time
8:30
-
End Time
11:20
Fri
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2320
Start Time
8:30
-
End Time
11:20
Fri
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2340
Start Time
8:30
-
End Time
11:20
Fri
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2181
Start Time
8:30
-
End Time
11:20
Fri
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2120
Start Time
8:30
-
End Time
11:20
Mon
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2320
Start Time
11:30
-
End Time
14:20
Mon
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2340
Start Time
11:30
-
End Time
14:20
Mon
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2181
Start Time
11:30
-
End Time
14:20
Mon
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2120
Start Time
11:30
-
End Time
14:20
Mon
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2168
Start Time
11:30
-
End Time
14:20