CYC 470

Child and Youth Care Practice in Mental Health Settings

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

An examination of the prevalence of patterns of atypical behaviours in childhood and adolescence and research on neurobiological correlates and socio-cultural contextual factors often associated with these patterns. Students gain understanding of key concepts, classification systems, assessment methods, and objectives guiding the delivery of child and youth mental health services, the use of psychopharmacology and other approaches. The interface between mental health services and professional practice in child and youth care is explored.


  • CYC 205; and
  • minimum third-year standing.


Undergraduate course in Child and Youth Care offered by the School of Child and Youth Care in the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018

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