Course description

In this course, students examine issues relevant to working with youth and families who are struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues. Students have the opportunity to consider the unique manner in which addiction and mental health issues impact youth and families as well as some of the barriers that this population encounters when accessing services. Students combine research and critical thinking skills to identify the relevant services in their community, to analyze the variety of service models and treatment methods available to assist youth and families, and to employ strategies to engage youth and families in challenging circumstances. Students also practice providing collaborative, culturally-sensitive, and strengths-based services to youth and families in a manner which incorporates evidence-based approaches alongside ongoing self-reflexivity and self-care.

Course details

Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

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Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Starts: May. 9, 2023
Ends: Aug. 15, 2023
Campus: Online
Cost: $431.25

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2023 registration opens July 24, 2023. Winter 2024 registration opens November 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery