Academic Calendar Fall 2017

Child and Youth Care


English language proficiency requirements

Students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ELS or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

CYC 100

3 credits

Human Development I for CYC

Prerequisite(s): None

This course focuses on human growth and development from conception to age two. It considers the theories of change in cognitive, social, psychological, and physical domains during this period.

Note: Students with credit for ECE 100 cannot take this course for further credit.

CYC 101

3 credits

Introduction to Professional Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): None

This course presents an overview of the child and youth care field. It is a required course for program students; however, it is also available for non-program students. Content includes a survey of the history and role of the child and youth care practitioner across a broad spectrum of settings.
Note: Students with credit for CYC 201 cannot take this course for further credit.

CYC 120

3 credits

Human Development II for Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and C+ or better in (CYC 100 or ECE 100), or permission of the department head.

A continuation of CYC 100, focusing on human growth and development from age two to adulthood. The theories of change in cognitive, social, psychological, and physical domains during this period are considered, with an emphasis on current research.

Note: Students with credit for ECE 120 cannot take this course for further credit.

CYC 125

3 credits

Introduction to Activity-Based Child and Youth Practice

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care or permission of the department head.

An introduction to the identification, adaptation, and use of arts, games, play, and nature-based experiences in CYC. Theoretical foundations, ethical considerations, and benefits of activity are explored along with aboriginal approaches and inclusionary practices for diverse groups.

CYC 167

3 credits

Introduction to Working with Individuals in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care or permission of the department head.

Pre- or corequisite(s): CYC 100 and CYC 101

This course focuses on purposeful change in the lives of children and youth. Self-awareness, the importance and use of therapeutic relationships, the helping process model, and core communication skills are explored. Change theory, risk assessment, and crisis intervention are introduced.

Note: Students with credit for CYC 267 cannot take this course for further credit.

CYC 168

3 credits

Social Constructs of Families and Groups

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and (C+ or better in each of [CYC 100 or ECE 100], CYC 101, and CYC 167).

This course focuses on how groups and families are constructed in Canadian society. Group, family, and community services will be explored in context. Cycles of family violence will be explored.

Note: Students with credit for CYC 268 cannot take this course for further credit.

CYC 202

3 credits

Indigenous Perspectives in Child and Youth Care Practice

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and C+ or better in each of (CYC 100 or ECE 100), CYC 101, (CYC 120 or ECE 120), CYC 125, CYC 167, and CYC 168.

This course provides Indigenous perspectives that are valuable to CYC practitioners in helping them gain a professional level of sensitivity in working with clients of Indigenous descent. Knowledge of Sto:lo history, culture, traditions/teachings, language, and current issues are shared from an Indigenous perspective.

CYC 203

3 credits

Perspectives on Mental Health and Substance Misuse

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and C+ or better in each of (CYC 100 or ECE 100), CYC 101, (CYC 120 or ECE 120), CYC 125, CYC 167, and CYC 168.

Mental health care and addictions treatment fields are explored. Students will examine their own beliefs about mental health and engage in personal reflection on the role of addictive behaviour and the links with relationships and personal ecology.

Note: Students with credit for CYC 302 cannot take this course for further credit.

CYC 210

3 credits

Professional Practice Issues in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): C+ or better in CYC 101 and 220 and one of the following: departmentally-approved certificate or diploma, 30 university-level credits, or department head's permission.

This course explores CYC professional practice within the context of ethics, professional identity, and interdisciplinary approach. Skills for communication are emphasized throughout the course as well as workplace standards for documentation. Legislation governing CYC practice is reviewed.

CYC 220

3 credits

Theoretical Foundations for Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): C+ or better in CYC 101 and one of the following: departmentally-approved certificate or diploma, 30 university-level credits, or department head's permission.

This course introduces theories of planned change within the context of key perspectives of CYC practice. Intentional use of theory for individual, family, and organizational change will be covered, and students will discover their current theoretical orientation.

CYC 260

3 credits

Special Topics in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the CYC degree program or permission of department head

This course provides an opportunity to examine selected current issues in child and youth care.

Note: This course will be offered under different letter designations (e.g. C-Z) representing different topics. With approval of the department, this course may be taken more than once for credit.

CYC 270

3 credits

Expressive Therapies for Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and C+ or better in each of (CYC 100 or ECE 100), CYC 101,(CYC 120 or ECE 120), CYC 125, CYC 167, and CYC 168.

Five different expressive therapies, taught by five different practitioners in the field of CYC and including benefits of the five different therapies, will be shared. Play, Art, Outdoor, Horticulture, and Music, and a variety of techniques used in each of these areas will be explored and experienced by students.

Note: Students with credit for CYC 360N cannot take this course for further credit.

CYC 275

3 credits

Wellness and Mindfulness-Based Practices

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and C+ or better in each of (CYC 100 or ECE 100), CYC 101, (CYC 120 or ECE 120), CYC 125, CYC 167, and CYC 168.

Mindfulness-based activities are the foundation for this practical, experiential course. Step-by-step guidance and presentations are systematically utilized to introduce mindfulness-based stress reduction. Theoretical foundations and benefits are examined. Personal/professional practice is cultivated in the context of the helping professions.

Note: Students with credit for CYC 360O cannot take this course for further credit.

CYC 280

3 credits

Introduction to Policy, Politics, and Practice in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and C+ or better in each of (CYC 100 or ECE 100), CYC 101, (CYC 120 or ECE 120), CYC 125, CYC 167, and CYC 168.

Pre- or corequisite(s): CYC 296

An examination of legislation and standards governing child, youth, and family services. Organizational systems of child welfare, Indigenous authorities, youth justice, and education are explored. Implications of social policy, social justice, and accountability are addressed.

CYC 296

3 credits

Inclusive Child and Youth Care Practice

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and C+ or better in each of (CYC 100 or ECE 100), CYC 101, (CYC 120 or ECE 120), CYC 125, CYC 167, and CYC 168.

This course provides students with ecological perspectives of the impact of disability on families. It considers approaches to meeting physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development needs, and the greater implications related to culture, public policy, and social justice.

Note: Students with credit for CYC 496/SOWK 496 or ECE 213 cannot take this course for further credit.

CYC 310

6 credits

Supervised Practicum

Offered as CYC 310A/310B

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the CYC Program, all 200 level courses need to be completed.

Pre- or corequisite(s): CYC 320, CYC 321,CYC 340,CYC 341(formerly CYC 301A, CYC 301B, CYC 338A,
CYC 338B)

This course requires students to work directly with children/youth in a supervised practice situation in order to promote professional skill acquisition and integration. Emphasis is placed on observation and recording skills, understanding the structure and functioning of a service agency, and fostering an awareness of professional functioning in relation to children, youth, and agency workers. Attention will also be given to development of beginning-level case planning, intervention, and case presentation skills with both one-to-one and group focus.

Note: This course is offered either as CYC 310 or CYC 310A & CYC 310B. When run as a full year course, CYC 310A is normally offered September to December and CYC 310B follows in January to April. CYC 310B must be taken in the same academic year as CYC 310A. Students must take both CYC 310A & CYC 310B to receive credit.

CYC 320

3 credits

Relational Case Planning in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and C+ or better in each of CYC 202, CYC 203, CYC 210, CYC 220, CYC 275, CYC 280, and CYC 296.

This course focuses on utilizing a reflective practice in assessment and planning processes in CYC. A relational, structural, and strengths-based approach to identifying needs and resources for children, youth, and families is presented. Collaborative and respectful practice is emphasized.

CYC 325

3 credits

Research Methods in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care.

Within an applied research context, students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to locate, understand, and utilize research relating to the field of CYC. This includes basic designs and methodologies within qualitative and quantitative research models.

Note: Students with credit for CYC 423 cannot take this course for further credit.

CYC 330

3 credits

Trauma-Informed Practice in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and C+ or better in each of (CYC 100 or ECE 100), CYC 101, (CYC 120 or ECE 120), CYC 125, CYC 167, CYC 168, CYC 202, CYC 210, CYC 220, CYC 203, CYC 275, CYC 280, and CYC 296.

This course explores knowledge, skills, and attitudes to work with primary and secondary trauma in children, youth, and families. Relationally and culturally relevant interventions that promote resiliency and healing, informed by current theoretical knowledge from neurobiology and attachment, are addressed.

Note: Students with credit for CYC 360Q cannot take this course for further credit.

CYC 340

3 credits

Developmental Theory in in Child and Youth Care Practice

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care, and C+ or better in each of CYC 202, CYC 203, CYC 210, CYC 220, CYC 275, CYC 280, and CYC 296.

This course focuses on the understanding of developmental theory, examining historical and contemporary theories and relevant implications in practice. The context of the ecological model is used as a unifying construct for considering all work with children, youth, and families.

CYC 360

3 credits

Special Topics in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the CYC degree program or permission of department head

This course provides an opportunity to examine selected current issues in child and youth care. With approval of the program head, this course may be taken more than once for credit.

CYC 367

3 credits

Advanced Skills with Individuals in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and C+ or better in each of CYC 202, CYC 203, CYC 210, CYC 220, CYC 275, CYC 280, and CYC 296.

Through the development of skills in working with individual children and youth, students will apply behavioral change theories in a laboratory environment and receive feedback on their application of interventions in child and youth care practice.

Note: Students with credit for CYC 467 cannot take this course for further credit.

CYC 368

3 credits

Advanced Skills with Groups in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and C+ or higher in each of CYC 202, CYC 203, CYC 210, CYC 220, CYC 275, CYC 280, and CYC 296.

Theoretical approaches and techniques related to the facilitation of groups for children, youth, and families are presented. Students apply theory through leading large and small groups, giving and receiving feedback on their work in a laboratory-style environment.

Note: Students with credit for CYC 468 cannot take this course for further credit.

CYC 390

3 credits

Directed Studies in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the CYC degree program or permission of the program head

This course requires work in a specific area in child and youth care using research projects, directed readings, or additional course work.

CYC 394

3 credits

Introduction to Substance Abuse

Prerequisite(s): 45 credits from a Human Service program or Arts and Sciences, including PSYC 101, or instructor's permission

This course is designed to give students a working knowledge of the nature and extent of both chemical dependencies and addictive behaviours. Students will explore various theoretical perspectives on the nature of addictions. Topics include an overview of commonly abused substances, the use/misuse/abuse continuum, the social costs of addiction, specific drugs, social issues around addiction, and prevention and treatment of addictions. There will be an emphasis on issues related to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age. The particular focus on social work/social services in the continuum of care will be examined.
Note: Credit cannot be obtained for both CYC 394 and SSSW 394.

CYC 395

3 credits

Developing Healthy Relationships in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and C+ or better in each of (CYC 100 or ECE 100), CYC 101, (CYC 120 or ECE 120), CYC 125, CYC 167, and CYC 168.

This course addresses issues of safety in all human relations, and guides students in psychoeducational strategies to help young people to know how to choose friends, dates, and intimate partners, inclusive of diverse constructs of relationships.

CYC 402

3 credits

Community & Interdisciplinary Relations

Prerequisite(s): Admission to CYC program & successful completion of all 300-level CYC core courses

This course offers students knowledge and skills to facilitate collaborative teamwork and enhance community and interdisciplinary practice for the benefit of children, youth and families. Through experiential activities, students will reflect on their own experiences and professional/personal practices, as well as develop skills to enhance their leadership in creating collaborative environments.

CYC 410

6 credits

Advanced Practice in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care program and C+ or better in each of the following: CYC 302, 310A, 310B, 320, 321, 340, and 341.

Pre- or corequisite(s): CYC 402, 467, 468, 469, 423, and 425.

This supervised practicum focuses on application of learning. Students are placed in a professional area of interest to apply case-planning, intervention, and evaluation skills at an advanced level. Professional consultation, clinical functioning, and the integration of theory and practice are emphasized.

Note: This course is offered either as CYC 410 or CYC 410A & CYC 410B. When run as a full year course, CYC 410A is normally offered September to December and CYC 410B follows in January to April. CYC 410B must be taken in the same academic year as CYC 410A. Students must take both CYC 410A & CYC 410B to receive credit.

 

CYC 411

6 credits

Supplemental Practicum in CYC

Prerequisite(s): Admission to a Certificate of Extended Studies in CYC, completion of the Bachelor of Arts in CYC, or permission of the department head.

This supplemental practicum is for students taking an additional CYC practicum as part of a post-degree Certificate of Extended Studies. It focuses on the application of learning. Students are placed in a setting that matches the theme for the certificate they are completing. It provides an opportunity to apply case-planning, intervention, and evaluation skills at an advanced level. Professional consultation, clinical functioning, and the integration of theory and practice are emphasized.

CYC 425

3 credits

Data Analysis in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care program or department head's permission.

This course introduces students to data analysis in the CYC field, including theoretical and practical perspectives. The first half of the course is spent considering a variety of quantitative techniques. The remainder explores qualitative analysis and its guiding principles.

CYC 469

3 credits

Advanced Skills with Families in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care program and C+ or better in each of the following: CYC 302, 310, 320, 321, 340, and 341.

This course presents conceptual frameworks and models for understanding family functioning and parenting. The CYC service settings in which family work occurs are identified; family assessment methodologies and interventions which are appropriate to CYC workers in these settings are presented.

CYC 485

3 credits

Understanding Diverse Populations in Child and Youth Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and C+ or better in each of (CYC 100 or ECE 100), CYC 101, (CYC 120 or ECE 120), CYC 125, CYC 167, and CYC 168.

Using the construct of Social Capital, students hear the voices from those who are living in diverse populations. These speakers share how their diversity shaped who they are now, the challenges in their youth, and how CYC practitioners could support them.

Note: Students with credit for CYC 360P cannot take this course for further credit.

CYC 490

6 credits

Directed Studies in Child and Youth Care

Developed in partnership with the University of Victoria

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the CYC degree program or permission of the program head

Research projects, directed readings, or additional course work in a specified area. May be taken more than once for credit, provided the course content is different from that previously taken.

CYC 496

3 credits

Special Topics: Disability Issues

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BACYC or BSW programs, or permission of department head.

This course involves students in an examination of perspectives on disability, as well as critical analysis of current theories, policies, and practice. The course begins with an examination of common assumptions about disability and provides opportunities to challenge and critique interpretations of the nature and meaning of disability. Several frameworks are proposed for approaching disability issues, with emphasis given to a social justice framework which emphasizes the citizenship and human rights of people with disabilities. The history of attitudes about, and treatment of people with disabilities is examined. Significant events and the contributions of pioneers of the disability rights movement are also highlighted. The roles and perspectives of people with disabilities, family members, and professionals in service systems are examined.

Note: This course is offered as CYC 496 and SOWK 496. Students may only take one of these for credit.

CYC 499

3 credits

Capstone for Child and Youth Care Professionals

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and C+ or better in each of CYC 425, CYC 485, and CYC 469.

Pre- or corequisite(s): CYC 402 and CYC 410

Students will reflect on their education and document their experiences in CYC. They will explore how these translate into their practice as a graduate, viewed through the lenses of “know, be, and do”. Perspectives of CYC practice will be reviewed reflectively and demonstrated through evidence in a portfolio format.

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