Gender and Sexuality in CYC

Gender and Sexuality in CYC - CYC357
Gender and sexuality are core components of healthy child and youth development. This course begins by exploring human sexuality and gender from a variety of perspectives including physical, emotional, environmental, and societal influences. It`s purpose is to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to support children, youth and families in developing and maintaining safe and healthy relationships. This course prepares students to work effectively with gender and/or sexually diverse clients. The focus will be on developmental issues, use of sensitive and direct questioning techniques, strategies for engagement, support and creating safe spaces. Students will become familiar with best practice models in assessing specific needs of their clients, engaging in positive treatment planning, making appropriate referrals, and advocacy.