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Introduction to Child and Youth Work

This course explores the foundations of child and youth work with an introduction to the field. Take this course individually or as a part of the Youth Engagement Practice Certificate.

This course can be applied to the Youth Engagement Practice Certificate.


Gevon Daynuah

Gevon Daynuah has been a child and youth care worker for over 15 years. She has served children and families in a variety of facets, facilitating training throughout the state of Wisconsin and the regional Midwest. She has attended the ... read more

Who Should Attend

residential workers, group home staff, community-based organizations, after-school programs, teachers, youth development specialist/counselors

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Review a brief history and introduction of child and youth work
  • Learn the rights of children, youth and families
  • Examine social policy and its implication on youth
  • Understand your role as professional child and youth care workers/counselors

Course Outline/Topics

  • A brief introduction
  • History of the field
  • Rights and policy
  • Roles and responsibilities


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All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Mon, Sept 7

Time: 9am-Noon

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Gevon Daynuah

Fee: $59

CEUs: 0.3

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 7740-12833

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Registration Deadline: Mon., Sept. 7

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