Advanced Skills with Individuals in Child and Youth Care

Applied Community Studies
Child and Youth Care
Course Code
CYCC 4467
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 8 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course focuses on the development of skills in work with individual children and youth. Students are required to apply theories and strategies of counselling in a laboratory environment.
Course Content

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

  • Children, youth and parents deserve non-judgmental respect, understanding and appreciation.
  • Child and youth care professionals emphasize the importance of building and maintaining relationships with children, youth and families.
  • Individual lives are understood within a developmental ecological context and the strengths of the individual are emphasized.
  • Empathic communication with the individual creates an understanding of their life.
  • Reciprocal case planning including goal setting, evaluation and clear thorough client reports support individuals through the change process.
  • Child and Youth Care Counsellors utilize a strength-based approach to family assessment and intervention.
  • Child and youth care professional practice includes awareness of self in relationship and an application of theory from an ecological, developmental and behaviour change counselling perspective to meet client needs.
  • Competent practice with individuals is an ongoing development and is enhanced by practice, mentoring and ongoing professional development.
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Practice
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:

  • Written assignments
  • Case evaluation
  • Testing
  • Group presentations

This is a graded course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. be reflective and self aware in professional child and youth care practice
  2. develop and maintain professional caring relationships that aim to understand, validate and be responsive to the individual
  3. demonstrate use of basic and advanced helping skills as a child and youth care professional within the helping process
  4. from a child and youth care perspective, apply theoretical orientations appropriate to client need including:
    • developmental theories
    • change theories
    • ecological, systemic perspectives
    • family theories
    • counselling theories
  5. write a client report which includes:
  6. presenting problems and strengths
  7. an assessment of needs and assets
  8. goal setting
  9. an intervention plan
  10. evaluation strategies
Textbook Materials





No corequisite courses.


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 2006/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) No credit 2006/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2008/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CYC 467 (3) 2006/09/01 to 2017/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CYC 474 (1.5) 2006/09/01 to 2009/08/31

Course Offerings

Summer 2021

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