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Child and Youth Care

Fanshawe College
90 weeks
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
London (Ontario, Canada)
English

Program description

Child and Youth Care

With Fanshawe’s Child and Youth Care diploma program, you’ll learn a broad range of skills that will enable you to positively affect the lives of those in society who are the most vulnerable.

You'll learn from veteran instructors about family issues and children's emotional and behavioural challenges. In this child and youth care program, you’ll learn about Special Education and Assistive Technology. You’ll develop cutting-edge counselling skills, examine child abuse and neglect, mental health issues, familial structures, psychotherapy techniques, and many other child-centred issues and concerns. When you graduate, with a child and youth care diploma, you’ll have a dynamic and evolving range of skills that will allow you to work in a number of different fields such as group homes, correctional services, residential treatment centres, children's aid societies, boards of education, community resource centres and hospitals.

Admission requirements

  • OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
  • University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
  • Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)

OR

Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)

OR

  • Human Services Foundation Ontario College Certificate*

(Note: minimum final average required is 2.0 GPA) AND:

  • standing in the required course stated above

OR

  • General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate**

(Note: minimum final average required is 2.0 GPA) AND:

  • standing in the required course stated above

OR

Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

OR

Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.


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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Reason & Writing 1 for Community Studies 3
  • Therapeutic Programming 3
  • CYC Skills & Interventions 3
  • CYC Relational Practice-Intro 3
  • Professional Practice: Field Readiness 1
  • Diversity in CYC Practice 3
  • Child Development 3

Level 2

Take the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Field Placement 1
  • Field Seminar 1

Level 3

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Adolescent Development
  • Documentation & Legislation
  • Communications for Community Studies
  • Counselling Skills
  • CYC Relational Practice
  • Professional Identity: Field Practice
  • Mental Health Literacy

Level 4

Take the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Field Placement 2
  • Field Seminar 2

Level 5

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Addictions, Drugs & Wellness
  • CYC Career Readiness
  • Family Dynamics
  • Theoretical Frameworks in CYC Practice
  • Group Counselling & Interventions-Adv
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Research Skills for CYC Practice

Level 6

Take the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Field Placement 3
  • Field Seminar 3

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 1,360.26 CAD, and the total fees are 2,113.64 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,233.50 CAD, and the total fees are 8,592.86 CAD.

Please note fees are subject to change. Please visit Fanshawe’s website for the most up to date information.

Qualification

Credential - Ontario College Graduate Certificate

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

  1. develop and maintain relationships with children, youth and their families applying principles of relational practice* and respecting their unique life space*, cultural and human diversity.
  2. assess and respond to the strengths and needs of children and youth, including complex responses impacted by developmental, environmental, physical, emotional, social and mental health challenges in order to promote positive change.
  3. analyze and evaluate the impact of the inter-relationship among family, social service, justice and community systems on children, youth and their families and use this information in the planning of holistic care and in the reduction of systemic barriers.
  4. plan, implement and evaluate interventions using evidenceinformed practices* in the areas of therapeutic milieu*and programming, and group work to promote resiliency* and to enhance development in children, youth and their families.
  5. advocate* for the rights of children, youth and their families and maintain an anti-oppression perspective* and cultural competence in diverse cultural contexts.
  6. apply communication, teamwork and organizational skills within the interprofessional team and with community partners to enhance the quality of service in child and youth care practice.
  7. develop and implement self-care strategies using self-inquiry and reflection processes to promote self-awareness and to enhance practice as a child and youth care practitioner.
  8. use evidence-based* research, professional development resources and supervision models to support professional growth and lifelong learning.

Career opportunities

Graduates are employed by agencies or institutions designed to meet a range of needs for children and youth experiencing emotional, behavioural, social and/or mental health challenges. Such places include group homes, correctional services, residential treatment centres, children's aid societies, boards of education, community resource centres and hospitals.

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About this institute

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...


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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

Contact info

Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario
Canada

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fanshawec.ca/international

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