Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Canadian Scholars’ Press
Child and Youth
Approx. 300 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
August 2019
Print ISBN: 9781773380339
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This foundational resource is the first to explicitly detail the Child and Youth Care (CYC) core competencies for students preparing to take the Child and Youth Care-Professional (CYC-P) certification exam. Designed according to the Child and Youth Care Certification Board (CYCCB), this book offers a comprehensive review of the five domains of CYC practitioner competencies: professionalism, cultural and human diversity, applied human development, relationship and communication, and developmental practice methods. Pedagogical tools bring concepts to life through critical discussion and reflection. The text is packed with tables, chapter learning outcomes, reflection questions, end-of-chapter reference lists, glossary terms, definitions from the CYCCB, and real world case studies. A unique and practical textbook, this is an indispensable resource for introductory courses in child and youth care programs.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: History of child and youth care practice settings, themes, and education

Chapter 2: Professionalism

Chapter 3: Cultural and Human Diversity

Chapter 4: Applied Human Development

Chapter 5: Relationship and Communication

Chapter 6: Developmental Practice Methods

Chapter 7: Creativity

Chapter 8: Competency Case Studies

Chapter 9: Supervision

In Closing The Growing Edge of Child and Youth Care

Appendix A: Table of National Child and Youth Care Certification Board Competencies

Appendix B: The LEAP SKILLS


Theresa Fraser

Theresa Fraser is a certified Child and Youth Care Practitioner who has worked over 30 years in the CYC field in various milieus. She is a certified Play Therapist Supervisor and teaches at Mount St. Vincent University. She is a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Counselling Therapist. She is completing her PhD in Play Therapy University of South Wales.

Mary Ventrella

Mary Ventrella is a Certified Child and Youth Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist who holds her Ph.D. in Counseling Studies from Capella University.

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