Your knowledge and skills will include:
- human development and strategies needed to support life transitions
- observing, reporting and assessing skills in case management situations
- building therapeutic relationships
- supporting family interventions
- recognizing abuse symptoms
- working with children and youth in diverse settings
The Lakeland advantage is 4 practicum placements in your 2 year program. During each practicum placement you'll work at an agency 5 days a week for 5 weeks. We also have an international practicum option. To date our students have gone to Australia (2010) and the Dominican Republic (2012). Where will we go next depends on you!
One of your courses will also give you the opportunity to explore animal assisted therapy--the only course in Canada with this option.