Our Child & Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker diploma program develops the communication, observational and interpersonal skills needed to make a positive impact on the lives of at-risk adolescents, children and families. Become an advocate for community members who need services, support and resources to achieve a happier, healthier, more stable future.

Why Choose Our Child & Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker Program?

  • Our 72-week program includes a 500-hour off-site externship that allows you to put your skills into practice in a real-world work environment.
  • Graduate with the confidence to pursue opportunities in child protection and group homes, health centres, youth centres, hospitals, foster care programs, after-school programs, treatment centres and more.
  • Deep dive into such topics as child and adolescent behaviour, mental health practices, child prevention intervention, activity programming, cultural awareness, indigenous children’s programs and interpersonal communication.
  • Learn to perform client intake and conduct assessments; implement substance abuse treatment and behaviour management programs; track client progress; work collaboratively with other professionals who share your commitment to the well-being of today’s at-risk youth and create safe, non-judgmental spaces in which children, youths and their families can thrive.

Our extensive career services include assistance with resume and cover letting writing, job search help, confidence-building interview techniques and job fairs for graduates.

Contact Anderson College Today!

Fill out our form to learn more about our Child & Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker diploma program. Our admissions experts will answer your important questions about admissions requirements, financing options, program length, campus tours and more. We welcome the opportunity to show you why Anderson College is your best choice for achieving all your academic and career ambitions!