Humber’s Inclusive Resource Practice - Child and Family graduate certificate program offers a unique opportunity to pursue an exciting and challenging career. This program prepares you to collaborate with a diverse community of professionals, individuals and families to navigate a range of services in order to support the inclusion of individuals with diverse abilities. Through our practical, skill-based curriculum, you will develop many valuable skills including how to:
Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Engage in reflective practice to analyze personal biases, strengths, perspecitves, and values in support of meaningful professional practive and personal growth
Adhere to and uphold legal and ethical standards within professional scopes of person-centered practice
Collaborate with a diverse community of individuals, families, and professionals using a variety of communication techniques to provide responsive and meaningful services
Implement approaches and/or strategies for responsive inclusive planning with families and individuals with diverse abilities
Communicate clearly, concisely and accurately in written, spoken, and visual forms to support navigation and continuity of service for individuals/children/families/communities
Engage in authentic assessment by differentiating, selecting, and implementing appropriate observation methods and screening/assessment tools
Analyze research in daily practice in the field of special needs for the purpose of knowledge translation with individuals/children/families and various service partners.
Conduct qualitative research to contribute to current and emerging practices specific to the field of inclusion
Establish and maintain responsive relationships with child/family/individual/community to ensure a continuum of service
Consider historical, current, and emerging theories and practices to inform responsive inclusive practices
Placements are pre-arranged by Humber at host agencies on behalf of the student. Various field placement opportunities are offered each semester and in some instances full academic year placements are available to students. Both arrangements make up approximately 400 hours over the duration of the program. Experiences may include a combination of direct and indirect roles working with children/adults with diverse needs, within community based/government services and agencies such as treatment centres, mental health agencies, child care centres, community living associations, elementary and high schools, colleges and multi-service agencies.
You have some experience working with individuals/children with diverse abilities and are passionate about making a difference. You understand the importance of maintaining a high level of professionalism, time management and organization and your philosophy supports inclusive practice.
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The Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness has the benefit of an on-site childcare centre for children birth to six years of age, which functions as a laboratory school for our Early Childhood Education programs. Students in our programs have access to the Carol Reid ECE Resource Centre, which is full of educational materials, books, and materials to be used for field placement experiences.
Our industry partners include programs for individuals/children with diverse abilities and their families in both community-based/government services and agencies throughout Toronto, Peel, York, Halton and Durham regions.
Graduates gain specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter employment ready to collaboratively support adults and children with diverse abilities. They act on an inclusive philosophy, to ensure children and adults with physical, intellectual, social, and emotional challenges benefit from full participation in daily life activities. Resource professionals build responsive relationships, and work with service partners to navigate systems and seamlessly connect individuals and families to support services. Our graduates work in both community-based and government services agencies in roles such as:
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