The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- Practicum settings give students opportunities to synthesize personal and classroom experience with a diverse population.
- Youth justice workers are self-reflective practitioners who enhance their skills and approach relationships from a strengths-based perspective.
- Youth justice workers are intentional and demonstrate critical thinking in assessing and making sound, ethical decisions.
- Ethical and professional practice requires a strength based, trauma-informed, culturally sensitive approach to working with youth.
- Youth justice workers recognize the relational nature of their work and actively work on developing interpersonal skills, including communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, and feedback skills.
- Students engage with youth to enhance/encourage their healthy development through appropriate activities.
- Due to the relational nature of the work, self-awareness and personal wellness are integral in maintaining healthy and productive relationships.
- Community placement and on-site supervision
- Group discussion and exercises
Evaluation of this practicum is two-staged and designed to produce a letter grade in accordance with the Douglas College grading policy.
Stage I: An evaluation of the student’s ability to meet basic work expectations and youth justice practicum competencies in practice. The mastery level for this stage is 80%.
Stage II: Providing the conditions are successfully met in Stage I, the student’s final grade will be arrived at by adding the mark achieved in Stage I to the mark received for the written practicum assignments.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- With assistance and support, illustrate professional and ethical principles of youth justice practice as required through YJ practicum competencies and the policies of the practicum sites.
- Demonstrate relational work and appropriate activities with youth, with ongoing support and consultation with their site and faculty supervisors.
- Reflectively examine their own and others' field based experiences to enhance their skills.
- Demonstrate a trauma-informed perspective, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and strength-based professional practice while on practicum.
- Assess and develop personal and professional goals to pursue improved practice.
No text required
No corequisite courses.
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
- No equivalency courses
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|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU CRJS 3XX (3)||2020/01/01 to -|
|College of New Caledonia (CNC)||CNC SSWK 196 (5)||2020/01/01 to -|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||COTR CRIM 2XX (3)||2020/01/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||No credit||2004/09/01 to -|
|Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT)||DOUG YJWD 1240 (4.5) & DOUG YJWD 2240 (4.5) = NVIT SOCW 304 (6)||2021/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||No credit||2004/09/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU SOCI 320 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||No credit||2020/01/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||No credit||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||No credit||2020/01/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV CRIM 280 (6) or UFV CRIM 281 (6)||2004/09/01 to 2019/12/31|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||No credit||2020/01/01 to -|