Introduction to Child and Youth Care Practice: CYC Bridging Course

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Child and Youth Care
Course Code
CYCC 2201
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 2 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course presents an overview of the child and youth care field for non-CYCC diploma program students. Content includes a survey of the history and role of the child and youth care professional and an introduction to the Child, Family and Community Services Act. This course may be offered as an online course.
Course Content
  • Knowledge of history of the profession of child and youth care.
    • history of residential care
    • pioneers in the field of child and youth care
    • movement toward community based care
    • development of family based child and youth care
    • understanding how the historical development of the profession of CYC influences the field of CYC today
  • Knowledge of the basic principles and key concepts of practice in the field of CYC, including:
    • social competence
    • normative development
    • ecological perspective
    • therapeutic relationship
    • strengths based practice, reclaiming youth at risk
  • Identify the role of the child and youth care worker in a variety of settings
    • range of settings in which CYC practitioners are employed
    • CYC role in the range of settings
  •  Examine the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA)
    • how acts are developed and implemented
    • key elements of the CFCS Act
    • implications of the CFCS Act in practice
  • Examine of other Acts currently related to the field of child and youth care
    • review of related acts 
    • implications in practice
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Small group activities
Means of Assessment

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

  • Written assignments
  • Presentations
  • Journals
  • Testing

This is a graded course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Articulate the history of the profession of child and youth care
  2. Identify the practice philosophy of the child and youth care worker
  3. Identify the role of the child and youth care worker in a variety of settings
  4. Examine the Child, Family and Community Services Act and other related acts and the implications in CYC practice
Textbook Materials

T.B.A.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Permission of CYCC Coordinator

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

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
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2007/05/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) No credit 2007/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2007/05/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CYC 201 (3) 2007/05/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CYC 2XX (1.5) 2007/05/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

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