As a Brock University student who has already committed to a degree in Child and Youth Work, you know the importance of the field you’re getting into. This program will allow you to combine a university degree with a college education giving you all of the tools needed to help guide youth and their families and help them build positive relationships for the future.
This program is designed to prepare you to provide frontline treatment services to emotionally troubled and behaviourally disordered children and youth.
You will receive specific education and skill development related to:
Child management techniques
Designing treatment programs (for both individuals and groups)
Family support interventions
Working with multidisciplinary teams
The curriculum encourages self-reflective practice in which you will explore your own values, beliefs, attitudes and assumptions related to human behaviour and relationships.
Faculty will work closely with you to support skill development and growth in communication techniques and counselling theory and practice.
As part of your second year of study, you will be required to complete certificate training in Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour. Current standard first aid certificate, Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Rescuer Certificate in CPR (Level C) certificate and criminal reference check are also required throughout the program in order to complete your field placement.
Students must be enrolled and have completed one year of their studies in the Honours BA in Child and Youth Studies at Brock University
Applicants must possess a minimum overall average of 70%
Upon meeting conditions 1 and 2, conditional acceptance will be offered.
Students with conditional acceptance will, upon completion of the second year of studies at Brock will be eligible to attend Durham College. Successful completion will include:
A minimum average of 75% in the courses in Child and Youth Studies
A minimum overall average of 70%
To be eligible for the field placement component of this program you must (at your expense) provide:
A clear and current Criminal Reference Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS). If you cannot provide a clear CRC with VSS, you may not be accepted for placement by a field placement agency. CRCs with VSS must be obtained from your local police station. You may be required to obtain additional CRCs with VSS to meet field placement agency requirements
Current Level C CPR certification from a recognized provider
Current standard first aid certification from a recognized provider
Entry immunization form completed by a health-care provider
Additional background checks may be required as per agency requirements
Introduction To Child And Youth Worker (CHLD 1500)
Professional Practice (CHLD 1501)
Interviewing Skills I (COUN 1500)
Cyc Issues & Ethics (COUN 1509)
Introduction To Group Dynamics (GRUP 1501)
Therapeutic Activities I (CHLD 2500)
Foundations Of Child And Youth Care Methods (CHLD 2506)
Interviewing Skills II (COUN 2502)
Group Experience And Reflective Practice (CYCA 2502)
Fp Preparation & Observation (FPP 2500)
Field Placement I (FWK 3500)
Therapeutic Activities II (CHLD 4500)
Child & Youth Care Methods (CHLD 4502)
Group Facilitation (CYCA 4502)
Field Placement & Seminar II (FWK 5502)
Child Protection (CHLD 5501)
Advanced Professional Practice (CYCA 5501)
Diversity In Society (CYCA 5502)
Social Welfare (CYCA 5503)
Field Placement III & Seminar (FWK 5505)
Field Placement IV (FWK 6505)
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
Please note: fees are based on the 2017-2018 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.
Graduate employment may be obtained in a wide variety of social service settings including the following:
Child and family centres
Child care centres
Children’s Aid Societies
Community Living Associations
Mental health facilities
Past Durham College graduates have found employment with the following job titles:
Child & Youth Worker
Day Program Support Staff
School Support Counsellor
Program Transfer, Degree Completion And Additional Credentials