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Youth Work in Out-of-Home Care

(Formerly Youth Development Certificate Program)

 

Explore skills, approaches and relationships for working effectively with youth in residential care settings. With an emphasis on working with at-risk youth from an interactive, developmental and case management perspective, the curriculum covers fundamental concepts and competencies. Learn to apply them to your work with youth who face special risks and challenges.

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This course meets state training requirements for youth workers in out-of-home care programs (e.g., group homes, residential care and shelters).

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand core competencies for working with children and youth, using a relationship based, skill-development and discovery learning approach
  • Apply various youth work approaches in residential and shelter settings
  • Be well versed in developmental care, crisis intervention, family relationships, group work and human sexuality

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Notes
Please plan for approximately four hours of online coursework per week.

This course is eligible for the WACYCP member discount.

  Sessions  
11 Wed., Mar. 12-May 21
9am-12:30pm
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Gevon Daynuah
Fee: $180
Program No. 7615-6674
Note: This course is eligible for the WACYCP member discount.
 
For more information, contact:
Quinn Wilder, qwild@uwm.edu, 414-227-3172
Rick Flowers, Program Manager , rflowers@uwm.edu, 414-227-3358
Gevon M. Daynuah, Program Manager, daynuah@uwm.edu, 414-227-3351
Cheryl  Baldwin, Assistant Professor/Director, baldwic@uwm.edu, 414-227-3180
 

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