If you have an Early Childhood Education, Education Assistant, Human Service Worker, or other related certificate and want to continue your education in this field, you may find a Child, Youth and Family Studies Diploma is the right choice for you!
The Child, Youth and Familty Studies Diploma is designed for students who wish to extend their knowledge and skills beyond certificate designation. Once in the workforce, certificate graduates may find they wish to enhance their knowledge and skills by exploring topics which impact the clients they work with. Others find themselves looking to expand their responsibilities and options within a broader field. Within the field of child, youth, and family studies, employment opportunities and remuneration are frequently enhanced by having a diploma.
In addition to career advancement and professional development, there are many course options in the diploma which transfer to degree programs.
This diploma is awarded to students who successfully complete all of the following:
It is recommended that students speak with an Education Advisor to develop a course plan for this program.
This course provides students with an introduction to the theory, process, and skills of conflict resolution in child, youth, and family related conflicts. The course will introduce students to the core elements of conflict, restorative justice, mediation, and negotiation, and will provide the opportunity for students to develop skills for negotiating personal and professional disputes.
This course provides the student with an introduction to the theory and practical day to day procedures of crisis intervention. Students may be exposed to crisis topics common to a variety of helping profession disciplines, including counseling, education, and social work.
This course uses a strengths-based approach to working with children and youth with mental health concerns. This course introduces students to the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses, the direction for interventions, and the professionals presently working in the mental health field.
This course provides the learner with an overview of current practice, theories and models in the field of substance use. Topics include: models of addiction, assessment, intervention and treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse; the impact of substance use on the individual, family and society in general; and ethical issues and challenges for practitioners.
This course introduces students to the contemporary study of adolescence from a lifespan perspective. It explores the challenges and the strengths of adolescence along with the ways this knowledge can be applied to support healthy development among the diversity of young people in this period of life.
Please note that you can also choose HSWR-211, HSWR-212, HSWR-213, HSWR-214, or HSWR-215.
This course involves a critical examination of the structure and operation of the system that responds to crime and criminal behaviour: the police, courts and corrections. This course also examines the relationship between these agencies and the impacts and implications of the system. An emphasis is placed on experiential and interactive learning where students will engage with various individuals involved in the system. This course also includes an introduction to Indigenous justice models, community and restorative justice.
This course is designed for focused, discipline-specific learning in the field of child, youth, or family studies. Students will systematically identify, plan, execute and evaluate a learning project related to their professional field.
This course is designed as an introduction to studies in human diversity. It provides students with a foundation from which to explore diversity and examine the issues related to it.
English 100 focuses on composition for academic purposes and develops a student’s ability to write clearly and effectively. Students also learn the fundamentals of critical thinking, persuasive writing techniques (including rhetorical appeals and devices), scholarly research, and academic reading.
This course introduces students to concepts of Indigenous traditional knowledge, worldview and epistemology through witnessing Elder teachings, insights from Indigenous scholars and experiences of Indigenous community members. This course begins with a review of knowledge creation and ways of knowing. It then explores the value, importance and uniqueness of Indigenous ways of knowing and pedagogy in comparison to Western ways of knowing and pedagogy through exploring questions that are important to First Nations peoples.
This course explores ways to address the learning and teaching needs of Indigenous children and youth through understanding Indigenous peoples’ relationship with land, language, and community. Students will witness various Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing and traditional pedagogy through a focus on incorporating voices from Indigenous scholars, Indigenous community members and Ktunaxa Elders. Through this experience students practice indigenizing various learning and educational environments to address the needs of both teachers and learners.
In this course students can discover and apply concepts to both explain and influence how people and their organizations work. Specific topics include motivation, perception, personality, emotions, communication, team dynamics, decision making, conflict and negotiation, power and organizational politics, leadership, organizational change and development, organization, and culture.
This course explores the diverse and unique nature and dynamics of First Nations, Aboriginal, Metis and Inuit (referred to inclusively as Indigenous) families. Students learn directly from Indigenous families, their support networks and advocates their strengths as well as the challenges and struggles they continue to face through the imposed transition from traditional to contemporary family roles. From this, students will work towards fostering a better understanding of how they can assist in providing culturally appropriate family support, and promoting family wellness and safe environments for children.
Completion of, or enrollment in, a certificate program in Early Childhood Educator, Education Assistant, or Human Service Worker.
Tuition for this program varies. Cost depends on which first year program is completed: Early Childhood Education, Education Assistant or Human Service Worker certificate.
Fees for this program are currently unavailable. For more information please contact Enrolment Services.
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