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Child and Youth Care

In the Child and Youth Care program from Centennial College, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to advocate for children, youth and their families as you learn to encourage them to be more resourceful and to confidently use their voices.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 3 years
Starting in: Feb 2020
Tuition Fee: $14,502
Location: Toronto campus (Toronto, Canada) / Blended

This three-year Child and Youth Care program from Centennial College will examine the principles, philosophies and characteristics of relational child and youth care practice from child and youth-centred, developmental and ecological perspectives.

It will also cover themes related to professional boundaries, child and adolescent mental health, psychology, counselling theories, crisis theory, intervention and counselling (group, individual, family), abuse, advocacy and anti-oppression.

As a graduate of this advanced diploma program, you’ll be ready to provide prevention and early intervention strategies, assessment, treatment, and counselling to children and adolescents who may be in crisis, struggling with psychological challenges, or who are dealing with other stressful situations.

As such, you’ll become a valuable member of the mental health profession and use your knowledge and skills to provide life-changing support from a strength-based paradigm.

Companies Offering Jobs

Some Toronto and Greater Toronto Area agencies that have hired Child and Youth Care program graduates include: Aisling Discoveries Child & Family Services, Children’s Aid Societies, East Metro Youth Services, Frontenac Youth Services, Kennedy House Youth Services, Ontario Shores Mental Health Sciences, Turning Point Youth Services, Toronto, York Region and Durham School Boards; Youthdale Treatment Centre, Hincks-Dellcrest Treatment Centre, and Kinark Child & Family Services.

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“A good opportunity to be a member of the research team to conduct research for reputed institutions like University of Toronto and Centennial College. Gained a lot a new knowledge and hands-on experience in conducting research. Learned sampling techniques and different data analysis methods.”

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Courses Included

  • College Communications
  • Counselling & Communication Skills
  • Child Development
  • Foundations in Child and Youth Care
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health
  • Preparation for Professional Practice
  • General Education Elective

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