|Field of Study:||Child Care Provider/Assistant
Human Development and Family Studies, General
|Description:||Is working with targeted young people using a social justice framework important to you? Become a Child and Youth Care professional, with a unique Indigenous specialization, to help children and youth find their voice.
Engage and empower targeted children and youth facing adversity, while gaining a unique grounding in the communities of northwestern Ontario. Confederation College’s Child and Youth Care (CYC), Accelerated program provides you with a unique experiential specialization focused on serving Indigenous youth and their families. You will gain the skills and knowledge needed to cultivate resilience and self-advocacy with young people, helping them to find their voice. Using life-space intervention, in a variety of relational practice contexts, is the cornerstone of the CYC professional identity. Subjects and skill sets fostered include relational understandings of self, others and community; developmentally and culturally responsive practices; Indigenous models of healing and wellness; trauma and crisis interventions; advocacy, social justice and rights-based approaches; and community engagement. Graduates will have a thorough understanding of current trends in CYC practice, while their unique professional identity can serve them locally, regionally or beyond.