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Introduction to Practice for Child and Youth Care Counsellors

Course Code: CYCC 1141
Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies
Department: Child and Youth Care
Credits: 3.0
Semester: Flexible delivery ranging over 2 to 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course provides an overview of the history and substance of North American based child and youth care practice. Students who have taken CFCS 1160 or CYCC 1142 or CFCS 1142 will not receive additional credit for CYCC 1141.

Course Content

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

  • Child and youth care practitioners support children, youth, families and communities in culturally appropriate ways, in a broad range of settings.
  • Reflection on self are integral to effective child and youth care practice and on-going personal and professional development.
  • The process of growth in the lives of children and youth occurs with support, encouragement, planning, discussions, action and evaluation.

Methods of Instruction

  • Lecture
  • Discussions
  • Field Visits
  • Collaborative Learning

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:

  • Research Essays and Reports
  • Field Research
  • Participation
  • Attendance
  • Examinations

This is a letter graded course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the five competencies of professional Child and Youth Care practice.
  2. Describe human interaction, demonstrating awareness of cultural context and individual bias.
  3. Demonstrate self-awareness and impact of own values on practice.
  4. Collect, analyze, and present information professionally in oral and written form (APA 6th Ed.).

course prerequisites

Enrolment  in CYCC Program or permission of Coordinator

curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.