2 _____________________________________ History_____________________________________Thistletown Hospital was set up as a treatment and teaching hospital dealing with emotionally disturbed children.1960’s – C.P.R.I., Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital, Provincial Institute of Trade, Sacred Heart(
3 _____________________________________ CAAT Training Programs_____________________________________Child Care Worker Programs, 2 yrsDACUM Chart stated the specific skills for Child Care WorkTraining Profile formed the basis for the change from a 2 to 3 year program1987- Child and Youth Worker Programs, 3 yrs
4 _____________________________________ Currently_____________________________________16 programs throughout the province3000 students enrolled provincially1000 graduates annually75% to 85% employment rates
5 _____________________________________ Sectors_____________________________________children's mental healthresidential and community based servicesfamily preservationyouth in conflict with the law -open and secure custody, community serviceselementary and secondary schools
7 _____________________________________ Curriculum_____________________________________child development & behaviour disordersintervention strategiesassessment & clinical recordingfamily systems & family violencetherapeutic programminglife skillsself awarenessprofessional issuesethicsindividual & group counselling
8 _____________________________________ Curriculum (continued)_____________________________________residential & community based servicescommunity interventionmanagement of aggressive behaviourtreatment modalitieslegislationhealth care & pharmacologygroup dynamics and processescase management
9 _____________________________________ Field Placements_____________________________________700 to1500 hoursadopts the role of a CYWsupervision by college
10 _____________________________________ Child and Youth Workers:_____________________________________“are specialists in facilitating change in children and youths who are experiencing a range of social, emotional, or behavioural challenges in their lives.”
11 _____________________________________ Vocational Standards_____________________________________: Standards-wide consultation between various stake holders, employers & colleges-includes both Vocational LearningOutcomes and Generic Skills Learning Outcomes2000: revised Standards-officially released 2002-regular revisions to ensure that the Child and Youth Worker Program Standard remains appropriate and relevant to the needs of students and employers across the Province of Ontario
13 4. employ effective intervention strategies 4. employ effective intervention strategies* in the areas of therapeutic* programming, individual counseling*, and group work which comply with the treatment aims for the client*.5. collaborate with other service providers and form professional relationships* in order to enhance the quality of service for children, youths, and their families.perform ongoing self-assessment and utilize self-care strategies* to enhance professional* competence.identify and use professional* development resources and activities which promote professional* growth.communicate effectively in oral, written, nonverbal, and electronic forms to enhance the quality of service.
14 _____________________________________ Elements of Performance_____________________________________2. The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to foster and utilize therapeutic* environments* of a residential and non-residential nature which respect culture and which promote well-being and facilitate positive change for children, youths, and their families.Elements of the PerformanceAssess*, in collaboration with relevant others, the cultural, developmental, and social needs of individuals and groups in the context of their current environments*Plan and implement selected strategies to foster and utilize therapeutic* environments*
15 _____________________________________ Elements (continued)_____________________________________Evaluate the results of implemented strategies and make necessary adaptations which facilitate positive changeUtilize therapeutic* environments* to maximize learning and growth for children and youthsApply therapeutic* principles and theories to a variety of situations and surroundings to create therapeutic* environments*
16 _____________________________________ Current Situation_____________________________________nature of the college systemindependence of the various programshistorically focusedon local communities
17 _____________________________________ Current Situation (continued)_____________________________________beginning stages of exploring external evaluation of College programs to ensure Standards of Practiceutilization of present Standards document?