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CYC 802 Study Guide - Comprehensive Final Exam Guide - Mindfulness, Ethics, Empathy


Department
Child and Youth Care
Course Code
CYC 802
Professor
Luke Carty
Study Guide
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CYC802 Incident Response with Children and Youth
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Faculty of Community Services
School of Child and Youth Care
Course Outline
CYC 802
Incident Response for Children and Youth
Fall 2018
Instructor: Luke Carty
E-mail address: luke.carty@ryerson.ca
Student Consultation Hours: by appointment
Departmental Website: http://www.ryerson.ca/cycp/index.html
Course Description
This course builds on previous knowledge of theoretical orientations to therapeutic
relationships. Crisis theory is examined within a developmental-ecological perspective.
Course introduces students to critical incident debriefing protocols and first and second order
crisis intervention responses to catastrophic situations. The focus is on interventions with
children and youth within their milieu by front-line children’s services personnel.
Lect: 3 hrs.
Prerequisite: CYC 401 or CYC 702
GPA Weight: 1:00
Course descriptions are available at http://www.ryerson.ca/calendar/2015-2016/pg3849.html
PLEASE NOTE: CYC802 is a required course in the Child and Youth Care program. This
means that students must achieve at least a C grade (63 66) for the course to count
towards graduation. Students with a C- or lower grade in this course will have to repeat the
course to graduate from the program.
Course Overview:
This course is intended to prepare child and youth care practitioners to intervene in situations
where children may be expected to be in crisis. Emphasis is on responding to those crises
using a trauma informed approach, as well as managing their long-term impact including the
impact on the practitioners themselves. The overarching themes of this course are: 1) personal
and professional awareness; 2) a trauma informed approach to crisis intervention; and, 3)
trauma informed intervention.
Course Objectives:
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CYC802 Incident Response with Children and Youth
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Understand the nature and characteristics of crisis situations;
Define and differentiate developmental, situational, family evolutional and
predictable developmental milestones;
Demonstrate knowledge of critical incident debriefing protocols to catastrophic
situations;
Demonstrate knowledge of a number of intervention options and be able to
analyze the situational factors to determine which option to apply;
Be aware of and value personal and professional history during interactions with
clients;
Understand the concept of secondary trauma; and,
Be open and aware of the effects that client crises have on workers.
Teaching Methods:
There are several sections of CYC802 offered each year, each with its own instructor. Please
do not expect all aspects of the course to be identical across sections.
The specific elements of the course structure, readings and due dates may differ from section
to section however the evaluation methods for this course are consistent across sections.
This course is informed by current literature and research regarding trauma theory and trauma-
informed approaches to practice. A range of teaching methods will be utilized in this course
including lectures, discussions, and small group work. Students are expected to attend class
prepared to participate in class discussions and activities. Readings should be completed prior
to the corresponding class lesson so that students can contribute to class discussions and
activities, and reference and understand the instructor’s references to the reading material.
This course is supported online by D2L Brightspace. A Discussion Forum has been created in
the course site to facilitate communication between classes. Students may use the Discussion
Forum to discuss assignments and to share resources related to this course. Students should
check the course site on Brightspace on a regular basis for announcements. It is the student’s
responsibility to keep apprised of the information posted and shared in the course site on
Brightspace.
Required Course Materials (readings available in Course Readings):
Course readings are available on the course site.
*Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with all of the course readings listed in
the course outline and ensuring that they access the course readings, all of which are available
on the course site in Brightspace or available directly through the Ryerson Library.
**Additional Required Readings may be added to the reading list as the course progresses.
Recommended Readings:
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