Child and Youth Work staff members provide assistance to students who are faced with social, emotional, behavioural, and developmental challenges. Their experiential background is in working directly with individual and groups of young people in children’s mental health centres, hospitals, child welfare agencies, residential treatment facilities, correctional programs, family services, group homes, and camps.
Child and Youth Workers are assigned to schools in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board in a variety of roles. They collaborate with teachers, parents, and others who lend support to students. Child and Youth Workers in Dufferin-Peel are certified through training at the college and/or university level. Their academic and practice training prepares them to participate in the assessment and interpretation of student behaviour and to become engaged with students through a range of activity: coaching, counselling, fostering acquisition of new skills, building relationships, managing and shaping behaviour, promoting prevention programs, and advocating for resources and services.
Child and Youth Workers are committed to the mission of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board to foster the development of every student to their full potential.
Child and Youth Workers of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board respond to the behaviour and social / emotional needs of students through direct intervention and consultation. Child and Youth Workers support, advocate, and facilitate on behalf of students. Child and Youth Workers contribute to the development and implementation of preventative programs to foster healthy school environments, in collaboration with other professionals, family, and community.
Camila Gonzalez, Senior Child and Youth Care Practitioner
905-890-0708 ext. 24293
Secretary: Jacquie Carere
905-890-0708 ext. 24350