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Minor in Child and Youth Services

The School of Child and Youth Care offers a Minor in Child and Youth Services which should be of interest to students in related fields such as Social Work, Nutrition and Food, Nursing, Disability Studies, Early Childhood Studies, Criminology, Psychology, Arts and Contemporary Studies and Sociology.

The focus of the Minor is on understanding and promoting the rights and participation of children and youth through inclusive practice and advocacy. Students will be exposed to a variety of practice methods which may be incorporated into their own discipline.

The School of Child and Youth Care offers a full-time four-year degree program in Child and Youth Care, as well as a full- and part-time Direct Entry two-year degree program for graduates of the Child and Youth Work Diploma programs.

Many of the courses in this minor have prerequisites.

Administered by: School of Child and Youth Care

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following program:

To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Required courses (2):

  • CYC 101 Intro to Child and Youth Care
  • CYC 405 Therapeutic Foundations

Plus four (4) of the following:

  • CYC 201* Child Abuse and Neglect
  • CYC 302* Therapeutic Recreational Programming
  • CYC 402* Group Work with Children and Youth
  • CYC 406 Therapeutic Life-Space
  • CYC 505 Management in Human Service Organizations
  • CYC 515 Cyber Technology and Communication
  • CYC 517 CYC Practice in Development Services
  • CYC 602 Children's Rights
  • CYC 607 Therapeutic Assessment
  • CYC 608 Therapeutic Intervention
  • CYC 800 Intensive In-Home Family Support
  • CYC 801 CYC Practice in Education
  • CYC 803 Advocacy in Child and Youth Services
  • CYC 805 Special Issues: Program Development
  • CYC 807 Advanced Group Work
  • CYC 808 Residential Care Techniques
  • CYC 809 Trauma-Informed Practice
  • CYC 819 Practice with Families
  • CYC 900 Diversity Issues for Children and Youth
  • CYC 905 An Indigenous Perspective on

* A maximum of two of CYC 201, CYC 302, or CYC 402 are allowed.

Please see Senate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.