A stakeholder needs assessment to gauge the interest in and demand for a child and youth care postgraduate specialization certificate program

Author
Bellefeuille, Gerard
McGrath, Jenny
Hedlin, Catherine
Jamieson, Donna
Faculty Advisor
Date
2017
Keywords
child and youth care education , postgraduate specialization certificate
Abstract (summary)
The purpose of this needs assessment was to explore child and youth care (CYC) learning needs and interest of stakeholders in the development of a CYC postgraduate specialization certificate. A purposive sample strategy was used to recruit CYC practitioners and senior CYC administrators. The data collection strategy consisted of an online survey, an online discussion forum, a key-informant focus group, and a round-table discussion. Findings indicated that participants had a strong interest in a variety of professional development topics, including advanced mental health practice/expressive therapies, addictions, child protection, and family work.
Publication Information
Bellefeuille, G., McGrath, J., Hedlin, C., & Jamieson, D. (2017). A stakeholder needs assessment to gauge the interest in and demand for a child and youth care postgraduate specialization certificate program. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 4(22), 43-49. doi:10.14738/assrj.422.3868
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Item Type
Article
Language
English
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