Humber’s Child and Youth Care – Accelerated advanced diploma program prepares you to promote the optimal development of children, youth and their families. You will develop skills in assessing needs, designing and implementing programs and planned environments, and using daily life events to support and facilitate positive change. The program provides foundational knowledge in infant, child and adolescent development; child and youth care relational practice principles; psychology of the family; evidence-based or evidence-informed intervention strategies; group dynamics; and therapeutic activities.
Our accelerated program makes it possible for students with previous postsecondary education to fast-track through our program in 16 consecutive months without compromising experience through three field placements. Studies begin in September, with graduation projected for December of the following academic year.Courses Program Standards
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Field placements are a critical component of this program. There is an exciting variety of innovative and traditional field placements available in and around the Greater Toronto Area. Field placements can also be arranged in your own community and all are unpaid. Humber has established partnerships with agencies, schools, etc., that provide field placements. For the first placement, opportunities tend to be school-based and assigned. The second and third field placements are chosen by students from a list of opportunities then matched by the school. First and third field placements are three days a week and the second field placement is four days a week through the summer. This provides students with more than 1,000 hours of practical CYC experience.
Our advisory committee is made up of people with extensive experience in the child and youth care profession and represent a variety of settings in which child and youth care practitioners are employed. Many are also members of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors.
With our program, you can enjoy the rewards of a career where you make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and youth.
Our graduates have employment opportunities in a variety of settings including:
Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada
This program is accredited by the Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada.
Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations
Graduates may apply to become members of the Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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Watch the video to find out more about why our graduates entered the program. Humber’s diploma is the one most frequently recognized as qualifying people to work therapeutically with children and youth experiencing emotional, behavioural, psychiatric and social difficulties.
CYC Faculty and Students Travel to South Africa
Thu, October 31, 2019
Professor, Dr. Bal, and students Zanubia and Sherene presented research at the National Association of Child Care Workers conference in South Africa.
ADMH Students Host Art Therapy Workshop
Fri, October 18, 2019
Students from the Addictions and Mental Health program participated in Mind Map, organized by the Canadian mental health charity Jack.Org.
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Faculty of Social & Community Services News
Powerful Pedagogy in Practice
Thu, October 24, 2019
Faculty and staff gathered on October 22nd for a fall conference organized by the FSCS Teaching and Learning Work Group (TLWG).
Wed, October 16, 2019
The FSCS will be offering three faculty-led programs abroad in May 2020. Students can accrue placement hours through participation.
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