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CAYW 113

This course provides students with the foundational skills and knowledge needed for developing and maintaining professional relationships with children, youth and families. Students explore the use of communication skills and engagement strategies to build positive interactions, understanding and trust within client-centered approaches, including topics such as strength-based focus, safety, confidentiality, empathy, empowerment, presence, and privilege. Students examine the ethics and legislation relevant to the Child and Youth Care profession, while participating in active learning models to integrate skill development with their own relational practice.