Professional Community: Policies, Standards, Children and Families

Faculty
Child, Family & Community Studies
Department
Child and Youth Care
Course Code
CYCC 2211
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 2 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
32
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course will examine policy, legislation and standards with specific application to child and youth care services in British Columbia. Students will have an opportunity to explore the application of policy, legislation and standards in the lives of children, youth and families.
Course Content

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

  • An examination of current issues in child welfare, education and youth justicestimulates the development of, and reflection on, personal and professional values.
  • Child welfare, youth justice and education legislation and policies are based on guiding principles that contain value statements and assumptions about the needs of children, youth and families. As child and youth care workers examine these values and assumptions, they develop an understanding of the meaning of their work, an ability to evaluate current policy and an informed opinion from which to engage in the change process where necessary.
  • Knowledge of specific policies, legislation, organizational procedures and structures of specific child welfare and educational systems facilitates effective child and youth care work. Practitioners who understand the systems in which they work are able to access resources and make effective use of the network of services and agencies.
  • Knowing the history of child and youth care field is necessary to understand what has been, what is, and what is to come.
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture
  • Discussions
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:

  • Collaborative learning
  • Research essays and reports
  • Field research
  • Participation
  • Attendance
  • Examinations

This is a graded course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Examine current policy issues in child welfare, education and youth justice specific to the needs of children, youth and families
  2. Examine organizational procedures and structures of child welfare agencies
  3. Understand how the youth justice system connects with the child welfare system
  4. Discuss professional and employment policies, issues and procedures in the child and youth care workplace
  5. Apply knowledge of specific policies, legislation and procedures governing child welfare, youth justice and education to individual situations
  6. Develop an informed position from which to engage in an advocacy position for the needs of children, youth and families
Textbook Materials

T.B.A.

Requisites

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

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
Langara College (LANG) LANG GNST 2XXX (3) 2007/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2007/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) No credit 2007/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2008/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2007/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) No credit 2007/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit 2007/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
32985
Fri
Bates
Robert
Open
Online
CYCC 2211 001 is restricted to full-time CYCC degree students.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
32
26
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
11:30
-
15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
36131
Tue
Henderson
Tasha
Full
Online
CYCC 2211 002 is restricted to PT CYC Degree Students.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
30
30
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
17:30
-
20:20