Humber’s Child and Youth Care advanced diploma program prepares you to promote the optimal development of children, youth and their families. Students are required to 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.
You will learn that an essential component of professional practice is self-awareness, with many courses emphasizing self-reflection and the classroom being a professional practice environment. Your high energy level and emotional maturity will help you meet the demands of working with children and youth with complex needs.
Our program is delivered by award-winning faculty, renowned in their field, with current, relevant experience and advanced degrees. A key feature of the program is its therapeutic play lab fostering experiential learning.Courses Program Standards
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Field placements with established partnerships 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 are unpaid.
For the first field placement, opportunities are often school-based and occur two days a week for fourteen weeks. For the final two placements, you will be able to submit four to six placement choices with the school making the final decision. These field placements run four days per week.
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 by:
· understanding and learning about the complex challenges faced by children, youth and families
· building on strengths and capacities, and working collaboratively
· developing therapeutic relationships
· utilizing daily life events as opportunities to promote and facilitate positive change
· seeking out and connecting children, youth and their families with relevant, culturally specific and appropriate community resources
· working as part of an inter-professional team
Our graduates enter a field with opportunities in a variety of settings including:
– child protection agencies
– community-based child and youth development programs
– parent education and family support
– school-based programs
– youth and women’s shelters
– open custody group homes for young offenders
– residential and day treatment programs in children’s mental health centres
– psychiatric hospitals
– early intervention and prevention programs
Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada
This program is accredited by the Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada.
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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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.
Students Organize Gallery Walk to Raise Awareness for Child Abuse
Tue, October 15, 2019
In honour of Child Abuse Awareness month this October, BCYC students alongside their professor, Joselin Zak, organized a Gallery Walk.
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Faculty of Social & Community Services Events
Fall 2019 Open House
Sat, November 16, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
See the Open House schedule for the Faculty of Social & Community Services programs and plan your visit!
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.
FSCS Hosts Third Annual Alexandre Boucher Memorial Lecture
Fri, October 11, 2019
The Faculty of Social and Community Service hosted its third annual Alexandre Boucher Memorial Lecture as part of Mental Health Month.
No news at this time.
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