Tags: March 2022, Vol. 2, Issue 3
Bachelor of Behavioural Science (BBS) community partners continue to engage Humber students through virtual and on-site Work-Integrated Learning experiences and have been providing exceptional experiences for students. BBS students have opportunities to work with and learn directly from professionals in the field who focus on improving lives through Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and cognitive behavioural approaches. Such experiences allow students the space to create meaningful impacts and explore their careers in various settings including hospitals, treatment homes, and rehabilitation facilities.
Mackenzie Health is comprised of two hospitals, both offering community-based services for mental health as well as behavior management. They provide a space for BBS students to implement skills and knowledge in ABA interventions with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). The OAP provides aid and services to eligible families of children and youth on the autism spectrum up to the age of 18. Humber students have opportunities for professional growth through training, workshops, and learning how to create and implement support plans for children who have been diagnosed with ASD.
Mackenzie Health also partners with the Social Service Worker (SSW) diploma program.
Monarch House is a treatment centre for individuals with challenging behaviours and/or behavior disorders; they also provide services and supports to family members. BBS students collaborate with Monarch House to increase accessibility to life-changing therapy for individuals who have developmental disabilities. By working alongside their Board-Certified Behavior Analysts, students are learning how to apply principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), observe and assist with functional assessments and evaluate the effectiveness of their intervention plans from highly skilled and experienced professionals in their field.
Addiction Rehab Toronto is a treatment centre that provides comprehensive client-centered treatment for individuals and their families who experience behavioural problems, substance abuse, addiction, and the resulting challenges. Students have opportunities to develop and implement workshops for clients, as well as support the staff during counselling sessions, and other activities.
Addiction Rehab Toronto also partners with the Addictions and Mental Health (ADMH) Graduate Certificate program.