Ethics and Professionalism

CYWK 2001

Course description

Students explore self-awareness through discovery and analysis of personal values, beliefs, biases and child and youth care (CYC) ethical principles. The ecological perspective is incorporated and emphasizes the child and youth care practitioner’s connection to self, community and the larger society. Students learn about setting and maintaining boundaries and understanding transference/counter-transference. Professional practices are examined in regards to cultural, ethical, legal, environmental and gender issues that relate to the child and youth care field. Students develop strategies to assess their own readiness for field placement including a summary of skills, abilities, self-care strategies, roles and responsibilities and paperwork required for the field placement experience.



Course Hours


Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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