Partner: St. Lawrence College
Delivery: Intensive – Students attend week-long sessions approx once a month
Next intake: September 2017 - Peterborough
Tuition: $12,450.60 ($4,150.20/year)
Child and Youth Care practitioners are specialists in facilitating change in children, youth and young adults who are experiencing a range of social, emotional and/or behavioural challenges. Children and youth respond to the impact of change, stress, loss, poverty, violence, abuse and neglect with a range of emotions and behaviours including confusion, anger, withdrawal, aggression, hopelessness, violence, and suicide. Many of the children or youth experience numerous challenges and may have a variety of diagnoses.
Additionally, increasing numbers of these youth are in conflict with the law and/or are receiving therapeutic intervention. Understanding the individual and the unique nature of his/her response is therefore an important first task. Child and Youth Care(CYC) practitioners are a valuable resource to children, youth and their families in this process. They commit themselves to understanding and interacting in therapeutic relationships with these children, youth, and their families to promote and facilitate positive change.
Graduates may find employment in specialized educational programs, schools/residential treatment centres, group homes/youth detention centres, before- and after-care school programs, street/community work with children/youth, hospitals, children’s mental health centres, family and children’s services, and self-employment initiatives.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U) and any Grade 11 Math (C) or (U).