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Assaulted Women's and Children's Counsellor/Advocate Program (R107)-2014-2015
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Assaulted Women's and Children's Counsellor/Advocate Program (R107)

PROGRAMAssaulted Women's and Children's Counsellor/Advocate Program
CODER107
SCHOOLLiberal Arts and Sciences
LOCATIONSt James Campus
DURATION2 Years (4 semesters)
STARTING MONTHSeptember
CERTIFICATIONOntario College Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY2014-2015
METHOD OF STUDYFT

The Assaulted Women's and Children's Counsellor/Advocate program at George Brown College provides students with a feminist analysis of the political and counselling issues related to violence against women and children.


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Description  

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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. Fieldwork is a major component of the program. Students may be eligible to do part of their fieldwork in international placements.

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 up to four months, 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.



Course Outline
Required Courses 

SEMESTER 1

 

GSSC1107

Introduction to Feminism

COUN1020

Introduction to Feminist Counselling

COUN1014

Group Process I

COMM1007

College English

PSY1054

Child and Youth Development

WOMN1034

Gender, Race and Class: The Structure of Privilege and Oppression

WOMN1035

Integrative Seminar I

 

 

SEMESTER 2

 

COUN1011

Working with Abused Women I

COUN1026

Child Witness

COMM1034

Professional Communications

GSSC1023

Psychology of Women

WOMN1014

Fieldwork Seminar I

WOMN1037

Integrative Seminar II

WOMN1016

Field Placement I

GNED

General Education Elective

 

 

SEMESTER 3

 

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

GNED

General Education Elective

 

 

SEMESTER 4

 

COUN2013

Working with Children and Youth Experiencing Violence

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



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities
Your Career Graduates work in a variety of settings, including women’s transition and interval houses, rape crisis centres, women’s health centres, community centres and victim/witness programs.

Future Study Options Graduates are eligible to apply for advanced standing in degree programs at York University in Toronto, and at Hilbert College, a university in Hamburg, New York. Graduates may apply to complete a second diploma in a related George Brown College program in a reduced time frame (e.g. the Social Service Worker or Community Worker programs). See http://transferguide.georgebrown.ca/ 

Tuition and Fees
Tuition $3,501.00 *

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 2013. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2014 and at later dates.

The fees for the reference checks vary and must be paid by the student.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.



How to Qualify and Apply
Special Requirements  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.

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Course Exemptions: Certain Ontario Academic Credit (OAC), college or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Many courses are also eligible for prior learning assessment, based on your previous education and experiential learning. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.



How Do I Apply to the Program  R107 Program - Assaulted Women's & Children's Counsellor Advocate Diploma Program Applicant Questionnaire

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Student Selection  

Bridging - Advanced Study  The AWCCA program has an individualized Direct Entry to Second Year Option for eligible students who have undergraduate degrees or diplomas. Please visit the Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counsellor Advocate Direct Entry to Second Year Option page at georgebrown.ca.

Student Success
Success Stories  

“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 program faculty prepared me beyond my expectations. I now have the job of my dreams and 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



Contact Us
Contact Us  

Call the Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counsellor/Advocate program office at 416-415-5000, ext. 2121 or 2323.

E-mail mboniste@georgebrown.ca.

For updated information and course descriptions, visit georgebrown.ca or call 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.



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