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Child and Youth Care at UVic

Child and Youth Care at UVic


[Music] I chose Child and Youth Care because I really
wanted to work with people, but not really behind a desk. I really love the face-to-face with people. I’ve worked in transition houses, summer camp
programs, and that’s one the really great things about Child and Youth Care, is that they look at how we can build relationships with people. So getting to work with children, in my practicum, reinforces my learning because I’m right there, observing children, interacting with them, and reflecting, which is super important, in terms of grasping concepts, seeing them in action, and then thinking about how I can relate to this child. I’m working as a child-protection social worker
in delegated aboriginal agency. And the learning that I’m getting from this
degree has really complimented my practice, and has helped me develop as a practitioner
at the CYC field. So with the distance education, I definitely
have felt supported. So, that the professors are very open in the
beginning, that they want us to contact them if we need any help or support. And when I’ve done that, they’ve proven that
it actually happens. Working with youths in the community, I think,
has been really neat. I’m helping each one of them build a foundation to find themselves no just a job, but a career. And being a part of that each day has really enlightened me, and shown me that I can be a small part
in their success in life. [Music]

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