CYC 240

Ethical Decision-Making in Child and Youth Care Practice

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

An introduction to historical theoretical perspectives in the western philosophy of ethics, an overview of decision-making models and current professional perspectives on ethics in child and youth care/human service practice. Taught using experiential learning and critical thinking strategies designed to develop personal approaches to ethical choice making and a commitment to ethical practice and social justice. Students will develop an ethical decision-making framework for application to their current and future practice.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of CYC 240, CYC 340.


  • Minimum second-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.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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