This three-year advanced diploma program will provide you with a full range of intervention, prevention and treatment strategies to facilitate a positive change for children, adolescents and families in need of emotional, social, developmental or mental health support. You will receive in-depth training and education in behavioural theories, practices and a foundational understanding of assessment, intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and activities with children and youth.
As a student of this program, if you meet all the academic requirements, you will have the opportunity to participate in 1,200 hours of field placement in a professional setting. Field placements are similar in length to an academic semester and typically involve full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid.
As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options within:
You will also be qualified to work alongside:
Throughout the course of this advanced diploma program you will develop skills in:
“Classroom learning is completely relevant to the field of child and youth care, and experienced professors encourage intelligent discussions which are fostered by small class sizes. The faculty is just as passionate in helping children as you are which provides motivation to accomplish, and even surpass, your personal goals. After accepting a pre-graduation job offer, I have been working full time for the York Region District School Board. I have worked with and made strong connections with a large number of children and couldn’t be happier.”
Child and Youth Care Graduate