The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course.
- An understanding of risk, protective and resiliency factors in the lives of children and youth in general with specific reference to:
- Ethnicity and culture
- Gender differences
- Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
- Knowledge of current risk issues in the lives of children and youth such as:
- Contributions of risk research to the design of successful interventions
- A beginning understanding of assessment and intervention in areas such as:
- Emotional and behavioural disorders
- Autistic spectrum disorders
- Youth violence
- Family counselling models, including:
- Multigenerational Family Therapy
- Structural Family Therapy
- Strategic Family Therapy
- Conjoint Family Therapy
- Expressive therapies, including:
- Play therapy
- Policies and regulations affecting specific areas of CYC practice have an impact on the lives of children and youth at risk
- Duty to report
- Parental rights/children’s rights in policy and legislation
- Responsibilities of CYC practitioner in a variety of child and youth care settings
- Integration of knowledge of theory, knowledge of self and current generic practice in the development of a personal theory of CYC counselling.
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations.
Typical means of evaluation may include a combination of written research assignments, case evaluation, testing, and group presentations.
This is a Graded Course.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss current issues of risk in the lives of children and youth
- Articulate current child and youth care practice in response to risk issues in the lives of children and youth
- Articulate the relevance of their practice philosophy to current field issues and the organizations in the field of child and youth care (CYC)
- Describe themselves as child and youth care practitioners in terms of their personal philosophy of change
- Evaluate their own personal assumptions and areas of personal bias in relationship to issues affecting children and youth.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Thompson, C.L., Rudolph, L.B. and Henderson, D. (6th ed.) (2004). Counselling Children. Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole.
Allen-Meares, P. and Fraser, M. (2004). Interventions with Children and Adolescents: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Boston: Pearson.
(or similar textbook)
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.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||No credit||2005/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||No credit||2005/09/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||No credit||2005/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||No credit||2005/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||No credit||2005/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV CYC 321 (3)||2005/09/01 to -|