CYC303 - Assessment and Recording in CYW Practice

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Subject Title
Assessment and Recording in CYW Practice

Subject Description
This course will examine the use and purpose of assessment instruments and recording tools used by various education and child and youth care organizations. Why agencies, organizations and schools keep records and how the information in these records is created, monitored and updated will be reviewed. Record keeping and goal setting may be different in different settings. Child and Youth Care is evolving and expanding to a variety of workplaces; therefore, an overview of the various assessment and documenting procedures used by various educational and child and youth care systems will assist the Child and Youth Care Pratitioner to gain some familiarity with the assessment, recording and reporting structures for children and youth.

Credit Status
one credit

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

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of accountability of the practitioner to self, agency and client, and relate it to the legal and social implications of recording and reporting.
  • Demonstrate an ability to write objectively;
  • Demonstrate strength based recording;
  • Display familiarity with the various recording and reporting forms and procedures used by educational/social service agencies in relation to the client at intake, during treatment, at termination and aftercare;
  • Assess behaviours in a developmental, ecological and relational context;
  • Assess clients’ strengths, needs and behaviours;
  • Determine a client’s strengths and supports that could contribute to lessen the challenges or situation, and demonstrate the appropriate terminology and writing techniques to record this information; and
  • Generate creative alternatives to assist in building a behaviour support plan.

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