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Advanced Diploma of Child and Youth Worker

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  • Objectives
    This three-year advanced diploma program prepares students to work in agencies and other facilities concerned with the challenges of troubled children/youth. Candidates will be mature, outgoing, sensitive, activity-oriented and able to handle stress. The curriculum includes a minimum of 1,200 hours of field placement, concurrent with courses such as Youth in Conflict with the Law, Principles of Psychology, Programming Applications and Placement, Counselling Theory and Practice and Group Work. ADVANCED STANDING TO SECOND YEAR: Applicants with a university degree in humanities or a two-year college diploma in a human services program (such as Developmental Services Worker, Social Service Worker, Early Childhood Education) may be admitted directly into second year (Entry Level 03), provided they submit acceptable proof of at least 300 hours of documented paid or volunteer experience with children and/or youth in a recognized community agency. SUCCESS FACTORS You would be an excellent fit for the Child and Youth Worker program if you: * Enjoy the challenges of working with children and youth; * See yourself contributing as a team member in dynamic environments; * Are energetic, open-minded, creative and mature; and * Understand the importance of successfull communication with clients and community partners.
  • Academic Title
    Advanced Diploma of Child and Youth Worker
  • Course description

    Level 1

    ENL1813S Communications I

    FAM0001 Principles of Psychology

    FAM1050 Cognitive Behavioural Planning and Placement

    FAM1054 Introduction to Child and Youth Work

    FAM1058 Field Preparation Seminar I

    FAM1091 Introduction to Computers

    FAM1702 Sociology

    Level 2

    ENL1902F Professional Communication for Child and Youth Workers

    FAM1060 Programming Applications and Placement

    FAM1066 Child Development

    FAM1067 Children in Care and the Law

    FAM1071 Field Preparation Seminar II

    FAM1086 Sociology of the Family

    Level 3

    FAM0013 Adolescent Development

    FAM1052 Youth in Conflict with the Law

    FAM1061 Exceptional Children and Youth

    FAM1064 Child and Youth Work Intervention

    FAM1068 Field Integration Seminar I

    FAM1070 Outdoor Activities I

    FAM1075 Field Practice I

    Level 4

    FAM0011 Sexual Issues for Child and Youth Workers

    FAM1078 Field Integration Seminar II

    FAM1082 Counselling Theory and Practice

    FAM1085 Field Practice II

    FAM1097 Abnormal Psychology

    Level 5

    FAM0033 Field Integration Seminar III

    FAM1062 Substance Abuse

    FAM1081 Group Work

    FAM1087 Violence and Abuse

    FAM1095 Field Practice III

    Choose one from equivalencies:

    GED0476 General Education Elective

    Level 6

    FAM0014 Independent Research Project

    FAM0042 Field Practice IV

    FAM0043 Field Integration Seminar IV

    FAM1089 Professional Issues and Development

    FAM1096 Family Interventions

    FAM1100 Outdoor Activities II

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