CYC300 - Child and Youth Care Methods

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Subject Title
Child and Youth Care Methods

Subject Description
In this course, the student will examine the multiple aspects of children and youth in need of help. This course is a continuation of Child and Youth Care Methods I (CYC 200). The Therapeutic Relationship and Milieu will be studied further with specific focus on the physical, emotional, social, cultural, ideological aspects of the milieu and the assessment of each. This course will continue to focus on the self-awareness process and best practice techniques related to preventing and responding to challenging behaviour.

Credit Status
One credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Examine the specific aspects of the Therapeutic Milieu
  • Assess the specific aspects of the Therapeutic Milieu
  • Distinguish between the various Therapeutic Milieus
  • Describe therapeutic methods i.e. techniques and strategies appropriate within each of the five milieus
  • Illustrate the skills necessary for appropriate CYC attitudes and approaches i.e.  limit setting in responding to challenging behaviour
  • Explain the elements of establishing the therapeutic relationship within various milieus
  • Explore CYC methods as they relate to engagement, advocacy collaboration, strengths and self
  • Assess Risk Assessment in relation to the specific milieus
  • Discuss the understanding of systems theory to facilitate change
  • Evaluate the milieus within the student’s placement setting

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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