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CYW300 - Child and Youth Care Methods II
In this subject, the student will examine the multiple aspects of children and youth in need of help. This subject is a continuation of Child and Youth Care Methods I. 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 subject will continue to focus on the self-awareness process and best practices techniques related to preventing and responding to challenging behaviour.
CYW302 - Therapeutic Activities
This subject is designed to equip students with the attitudes, skills and knowledge to develop appropriate activities for young people. Students will be able to design, implement and evaluate activities for such reasons to facilitate leisure, as well as educational and therapeutic goals. The students will explore and experience ways in which the environment can be enhanced by using activity based programs. The students will examine their leadership styles and be given an opportunity to enhance their leadership abilities.
CYW303 - Assessment and Recording In Cyw Practice
This subject will examine the use and purpose of assessment instruments and recording tools used by various education and child and youth work 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 Work 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 work systems will assist the Child and Youth Worker to gain some familiarity with the assement, recording and reporting structures for children and youth
CYW347 - Field Work Seminar II
This is the second of five seminars related to the field placement. This seminar and the following seminars will be offered concurrently with field placement. This seminar is a forum for second-year students to integrate placement experiences with classroom learning. Common and recurring themes and issues related to the student?s field placement experience will be identified and prioritized for discussion. These recurring themes and issues will be explored through class discussions and activities. A primary focus of this seminar is to ensure that students are practicing safely and ethically within their placement setting.
CYW357 - Field Work Placement
Field Work Placement is a laboratory for students in the placement setting. The student learns the philosophy, function, procedures, strengths and limitations of a Child and Youth Work agency or school setting. Students have the opportunity in the supervised placement setting to practice Child and Youth Work Skills learned. In addition, she/he learns to become part of a service team and learns to provide support and services to meet the needs of children and adolescents serviced by the agency or school.
CYW377 - Selected Issue: The Impact of Social Networking
The aim of this subject is to introduce the student to the study of current trends of communication and their impact on our relations and our environment. This is an important learning experience for any student entering the human service profession. This subject will study the variety of ways in which communication trends i.e social networking, text communication, cyber bullying, and internet site, can have an impact on the lives of children and youth. The subject material will acquaint the student with the knowledge and understanding of this area necessary to present to clients in the field. Students will learn to recognize age related norms and be able to apply these observations to programming techniques. The student will also become familiar with ideas and challenges in working with the modern day child and adolescent recognizing the prevalence of these forms of communication.