This program provides students with a feminist analysis of the political and counselling issues related to violence against women and children. It trains students to be agents for change in their work of community education, political action and law reform. It prepares students to provide counselling and advocacy for women and children who have experienced or are experiencing violence. A major portion of the program is the fieldwork component. Students may be eligible to do part of their fieldwork in international placements.
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This program is unique in Canada.
Note: Some of our student placement partners require students in this program to have a police reference check completed before their field placement. These reference checks, which can take several weeks, are done to protect the clientele of these agencies, who are considered “vulnerable persons” under the law. The fees for the reference checks vary and must be paid by the student. Students are responsible for ensuring that the check covers appropriateness for “individuals being employed and/or volunteering who will be working with vulnerable person(s).” Students who are unable to provide a clear police reference check may find that their choice of placements is limited.
GSSC1107 Introduction to Feminism
COUN1011 Working with Abused Women I
COUN1026 Child Witness
COUN1020 Introduction to Feminist Counselling
COUN1014 Group Process I
COMM1007 College English
PSY1054 Child and Youth Development
WOMN1035 Integrative Seminar I
COMP1082 Computer Skills and Applications
COUN2013 Working with Children and Youth Experiencing Violence
COMM1034 Professional Communications I
GSSC1023 Psychology of Women
WOMN1034 Gender, Race and Class: The Structure of Privilege and Oppression
WOMN1014 Fieldwork Seminar I
WOMN1037 Integrative Seminar II
WOMN1016 Field Placement I
GNED General Education Elective
COUN2014 Working with Women Surviving Sexual Violence I
COUN1013 Working with Abused Women II
WOMN2029 Feminist Political Action and Community Development I
COUN2015 Group Process II
WOMN2017 Fieldwork Seminar II
WOMN2026 Field Placement II
WOMN2030 Integrative Seminar III
COUN2016 Working with Women Surviving Sexual Violence II
WOMN2032 Feminist Political Action and Community Development II
COUN2017 Group Process III
WOMN2022 Fieldwork Seminar III
WOMN2034 Field Placement III
WOMN2033 Integrative Seminar IV
GNED General Education Elective
Tuition $3, 218.00 *Additional Cost
*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2011. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2012 and at later dates.
The fees for the reference checks vary and must be paid by the student.
I entered this program not knowing what to expect, but knowing what I wanted to learn from it and do when I graduated. The incredibly knowledgeable and supportive faculty from the Assaulted Women's and Children's Counsellor / Advocate program prepared me beyond my expectations. I now have the job of my dreams, I am confident in my skills as a Crisis Intervention Counsellor at a shelter for abused women and their children. There is never a day that I don't look forward to going to work. I have the program and the teachers to thank for this!"
Jennifer Leworthy, B.A., E.C.E.
AWCCA Crisis Intervention Counsellor, Halton Women's Place
Call the Program Co-ordinator at 416-415-5000, ext. 2121 or the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ext. 2323 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.