Course

Mental Health in Childhood & Adolescence

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Child and Youth Care
Course Code
CYCC 2360
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
32
Method Of Instruction
Hybrid
Online
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course presents a basic mental health literacy framework for Child and Youth Care (CYC) practitioners. The various roles of CYC practitioners are investigated in mental health care for children, youth, families and communities. Students' own values, beliefs and cultural contexts, including Indigenous perspectives, are examined. A broad overview of the mental health system of care in British Columbia is presented.
Course Content
  • Values, attitudes, beliefs and cultural experiences influence our interactions with others.
  • An understanding of mental health from a developmental perspective enables the CYC practitioner to understand the complexities of mental illness in the lives of children, adolescents and their families.
  • A child or youth's wellness and health are holistic and multidimensional and are reciprocally intertwined with their families and the communities in which they live. 
  • A basic understanding of mental health literacy, of mental health care systems and of provincial mental health services will help the CYC practitioner be a resource to individuals, families and communities in addressing mental health concerns.
  • Knowledge, although tentative and changing, assists in dispelling myths and changing attitudes. A basic understanding of current classifications and treatments for mental illness helps to develop values and attitudes necessary for effective CYC work.
  • Individuas are experts in their own lives. Learning to listen and facilitate the expression of the meaning of those life experiences is essential to CYC practice.
  • Living with mental illness can be isolating and stigmatizing.  Effective CYC practice includes bridging into community resources and informal social networks to facilitate community connection and individual involvement and contribution.

 

Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Demonstration
  • Group work

All methods of instruction apply to in class, hybrid and/or online modes of learning.

Means of Assessment

This course will conform to the Douglas College Evaluation Policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. This will include but not be limited to: written assignments, group presentations, and analysis of skill development.

 

This is a graded course.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, successful students will be able to:

  1. Critically examine the various definitions, treatments and resources for mental health diagnosis according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in British Columbia and Canada as they apply to children and youth.
  2. Articulate one's own cultural beliefs about mental illness, inlcuding Indigenous perspectives on health, wellness, illness and healing, and how these perspectives influence our practice as CYC practitioners.
  3. Examine the roles of the CYC practitioner in mental health care for children and youth.
  4. Recognize the behavioural manifestations of mental health challenges at different times across the lifespan for children and youth, including behaviours related to early developmental trauma, anxiety related disorders, mood disorders, disruptive disorders, to inform an appropriate CYC response.
Textbook Materials

Course materials and/or textbooks approved by the department.

Requisites

Prerequisites

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 2360
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU CYCA 2500 (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 203 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CYC 2XX (1.5)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34010
Tue Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Baccus
Instructor First Name
Christine
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

CYCC 2360 001 is restricted to full-time CYCC degree students.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
32
Actual Seats Count
23
9
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2340
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
14:20
Thu
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. C
Room
C1012
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
35804
Tue Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Dougherty
Instructor First Name
Meaghan
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

CYCC 2360 002 - This class is restricted to YJ students

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
30
Actual Seats Count
28
2
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2090
Start Time
9:30
-
End Time
11:20