|Field of Study:||Youth Services/Administration
|Description:||There are three ways to achieve a Child & Youth Care Diploma at St. Lawrence College: six semesters in three years (Kingston Campus); an accelerated two years (Brockville Campus); and a Fast-Track two years (Kingston Campus).
Child and Youth Care practitioners are specialists in facilitating change in children, youth and young adults who are experiencing a range of social, emotional and/or behavioural challenges. Children and youth respond to the impact of change, stress, loss, poverty, violence, abuse and neglect with a range of emotions and behaviours including confusion, anger, withdrawal, aggression, hopelessness, violence, and suicide. Many of the children or youth experience numerous challenges, or have been diagnosed with multiple problems. Additionally, increasing numbers of these youths are young offenders who are in custody and/or are receiving some therapeutic intervention. Understanding the individual and the unique nature of his/her response is therefore an important first task. Child and Youth Care (CYC) practitioners are a valuable resource to children, youth and their families in this process. They commit themselves to understanding and interacting in therapeutic relationships with these children, youth, and their families to promote and facilitate positive change.
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