Youth Justice: Practicum I

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Youth Justice
Course Code
YJWD 1240
Credits
4.50
Semester Length
5 weeks/150 hours in block format
Max Class Size
30
Method Of Instruction
Seminar
Practicum
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Coquitlam

Overview

Course Description
This course provides students with a first formal opportunity to engage in practice as a youth justice worker under the supervision of a field mentor with support from college faculty. Integration of professionalism, educational experience, and feedback will be expected and facilitated through guided self-reflection to promote personal and professional development.
Course Content

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.
Methods Of Instruction
  • Community placement and on-site supervision
  • Seminar
  • Group discussion and exercises
Means of Assessment

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. 

Learning Outcomes

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.
Textbook Materials

No text required

Requisites

Prerequisites

Successful completion of YJWD 1100, YJWD 1220 or CYCC 1220, and CFCS 2432 with a C+ or greater, or with program permission.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency 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
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 -
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 -

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
32959
Fri
16-Nov-2020
- 20-Dec-2020
16-Nov-2020
20-Dec-2020
Chang
Tara
Open
Coquitlam
YJWD 1240 080 is offered Nov 16 to Dec 20 and is restricted to YJ program students.

This section is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online components and in-person on campus activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. The instructor will provide advance notice of the dates of on-campus activities.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
30
29
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2020
10:30 - 12:20
Fri
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2120
10:30 - 12:20
Fri
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2090
10:30 - 12:20