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Child and Youth Care (with Addictions) Support Worker

Two field placements of 6 and 8 weeks
Field Trips to Multiple Community Agencies
Program Length: 82 Weeks

Program Overview

The Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker Program is designed to teach students the necessary practical skills and theory to work with adolescents, children and families with challenging needs such as social, emotional, behavioral and mental health concerns. Students will identify the importance of collaborating with colleagues within their field including educators, medical and social worker professionals, correctional staff and community partners. Networking with these professionals will assist them when implementing appropriate prevention/intervention strategies that inspire change.

Program Courses

Student Success Strategies 20 hours
Software Lab: Computer Fundamentals 40
Introduction to Child and Youth Care 40
Trauma Informed Care 40
Introduction to Research and Writing 60
Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity 40
Child Development 40
Social Issues 40
Adolescent Development 40
Self-Awareness/Personal Growth 20
Adult Development 40
Interpersonal Communication 40
Mental Health Practices Awareness 60
Family Ties 40
Social Training 40
Activity Programming 60
Profession of Child and Youth Care 60
Child and Youth Care Approaches 80
Child and Youth Care Issues 80
Individual Approaches 60
Introduction to Family Work 60
Family Work Practices 40
Group Work 60
Child and Youth Care Practices 40
Psychology of Addictions 80
Case Management 40
Addiction Treatment 60
Career Planning and Preparation Level I 20
Career Planning and Preparation Level II 20
Group Practicum
Integration Seminars
Two Field Placement Practicums: 6 + 8 weeks
Total Weeks – 82

Eastern Academy’s “Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker” Program trains you for rewarding careers as a Youth Worker, Family Support Worker, or Child/Youth Care Worker!

You could enjoy a rewarding career as a youth worker, family support worker or child/youth care worker. Work settings include treatment centers, group homes, youth centres, family support programs, community based and foster care programs and schools. Many facilities operate 24/7 and shift work is common in these environments.


Grade 12 or equivalent, or mature student status
Personal interview
A written personal profile
Conduct Certificate
Two Letters of Reference
Vulnerable Sector Search

NOC CODE: 4212
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