Child and Youth Care First Nations

Child and Youth Care First Nations Courses

Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.

CYCL 111  (3)  Child Development I

A study of child development and the lives of children from conception through toddlerhood. Included are both traditional teachings and cultural practices in First Nations communities and major themes and theories from the study of human development. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program or permission of Coordinator.

CYCL 112  (3)  Child Development II

A continuation of the study of child development from early childhood through to the end of adolescence. Included are both traditional teachings and cultural practices in First Nations communities and major themes and theories from the study of human development. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in CYCL 111.

CYCL 131  (4.5)  Practicum I: Preparation for CYC Professional Practice

An overview of child and youth care practice in various settings, including preparation for academic and field work. Elders and practitioners will address resources and current issues within the context of a traditional territory. The course introduces perspectives, principles, theories and models, as well as ethical decision making. (1.5:2:0 —10)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

CYCL 132  (4.5)  Practicum II: Introduction to CYC Professional Practice

A continuation of CYCL 131 providing the opportunity for students to work with children, youth, and families in a variety of settings at an introductory level. Students develop observation and recording skills and become familiar with the roles and responsibilities of child and youth care practitioners. (1.5:2:0 —100)

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in CYCL 131.

CYCL 152  (3)  Guiding the Behaviour of Children

An examination of skills, at an introductory level, required for communicating with children in ways that foster positive development. The perspectives of First Nations peoples regarding communicating with and guiding children are elicited from Elders and students. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the CYC First Nations Diploma.

CYCL 234  (4.5)  Practicum III and Professional Foundations for Child and Youth Care

A study of issues impacting practice with opportunities for students to take initiative and develop self-evaluative skills in planning and conducting purposeful interventions with children, youth, families, and communities. An understanding and application of models consistent with First Nations culture(s) and child and youth care professional practice is emphasized. (1.5:2:0 —100)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the CYC First Nations Diploma.

CYCL 235  (4.5)  Practicum IV and Professional Foundations for Child and Youth Care

A continuation of CYCL 234 providing further opportunities for students to integrate core concepts into their child and youth care professional practice; to develop practice skills and to engage in the design and delivery of individual and/or group programs with agency supervision and faculty contact. (1.5:2:0 —100)

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in CYCL 234.

CYCL 252  (6)  Fundamentals of Change

An examination of self, change, and relationships in child and youth care practice. Students will learn and practice interpersonal communication skills and purposeful intervention approaches. First Nations cultural perspectives will guide skill development. (3:0:0 for 30 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

CYCL 261  (3)  Introduction to Family Development and Support

An introduction to the developmental tasks of families; historical and emerging themes, particularly of First Nations; relevance to one's own family and ways to support families in meeting developmental and situational needs. CYCL 261 was formerly called CYCL 260B; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the CYC First Nations Diploma.

CYCL 262  (3)  Adolescence and Adolescent Issues

An exploration of the cultural, psychological, and sociological contexts within which Aboriginal youth grow and mature, that builds upon student understanding of adolescent development. Skill development in identifying needs and resources of youth and strategies for working with young people are explored. CYCL 262 was formerly called CYCL 260C; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the CYC First Nations Diploma.

CYCL 263  (3)  Elder Teachings in Child and Youth Care I

A learning experience in which invited elders from First Nations communities in South Vancouver Island relate cultural knowledge and traditions in relation to semester curriculum. CYCL 263 was formerly called CYCL 260D; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0 for 30 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

CYCL 264  (3)  Elder Teachings in Child and Youth Care II

An examination of the current semester's curriculum in relation to cultural knowledge and traditions as shared by invited Elders from First Nations communities on Southern Vancouver Island. CYCL 264 was formerly called CYCL 260E; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0 for 30 weeks)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the CYC First Nations Diploma.

CYCL 362  (3)  Abuse in the Family from a First Nations Practice Perspective

An overview of responsibilites that citizens, including practitioners, have to observe, identify, and respond to the occurrence and effects of child abuse and neglect. Topics include: definitions and contexts of abuse and neglect, the range of service responses, resources available to the community, and students' evolving readiness to practice. CYCL 362 was formerly called CYCL 360A; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the CYC First Nations Diploma.

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