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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.


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

This course is eligible for the WACYCP member discount.

Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $180
CEUs: 4
Email us with your interest, contact:
Quinn Wilder,, 414-227-3172
Gevon M. Daynuah, Program Manager,, 414-227-3351


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