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Child and Youth Care in the Field
A Practicum Guidebook
The first of its kind, this practicum-specific resource serves as an accompanying guidebook for fieldwork, placement, or classroom instruction in child and youth care practice. Child and Youth Care in the Field: A Practicum Guidebook uses critical reflection to facilitate student learning and growth throughout the practicum experience. Students can apply and build upon the theory and skills acquired during their fieldwork by utilizing the engaging workbook features and writing spaces included in the text. This resource helps prepare students for practicum and expand their self-awareness by discussing the challenges and difficulties they will encounter in the field, and by providing insight on how to navigate the decision-making process.
With the increasing need for a hands-on resource in child and youth care studies, this book is well suited for first year, field placement, and professional skills courses in child and youth care programs at the college and university level.
- includes checklists of child and youth care competencies, prompting discussion questions, practical exercises, and scenario examples for students to reflect on
- “Voices from the Field” sections provide valuable mentorship and insight
- reflective of diverse voices and scenarios in the child and youth care field
Table of Contents
PART I: Setting the Stage
Chapter 1: Your Theoretical Orientation to CYC Practice
Chapter 2: Finding & Preparing for Your CYC Practicum Placement
Chapter 3: Professional CYC Practice
Chapter 4: Making the Most of Your Learning & Supervision
Chapter 5: Reflective CYC Practice
PART II: In the Midst
Chapter 6: Diverse People, Diverse Practices, & Diverse Possibilities
Chapter 7: Facilitating Therapeutic Change in CYC
Chapter 8: Community & Organizational CYC Practice
Chapter 9: Challenging & Challenges in CYC Practice
Chapter 10: Observing, Documenting, Writing, & Reporting in CYC
PART III: Ending & Moving Forward
Chapter 11: Wellness & Self-Care in CYC
Chapter 12: Closing Relationships & Closing Practices in CYC
Chapter 13: Consolidating Your Learning & Working in the CYC Field
“This thought-provoking book offers a pathway for a new generation of CYC practitioners to practice from an expansive range of frameworks and worldviews that reveal some of the historic injustices that have resulted in systemic discrimination and exclusion evident in contemporary practice settings. It calls students to reflect on the ‘helping’ profession and invokes the spirit of social justice going beyond rhetoric and virtue signalling.”—Jin-Sun Yoon, Teaching Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria, and Chair, Child and Youth Care Education Consortium of British Columbia
“Child and Youth Care in the Field is a wonderful guidebook that supports students, educators, and supervisors through the CYC practicum journey. Carys Cragg skillfully blends CYC theory and practice in ways that challenge both educators and students to experience their practicum journeys in diverse ways. Informed by youth voice, social justice, Truth and Reconciliation, and essential reflective practices, this book pushes the traditional CYC canon finally into the realities of contemporary Child and Youth Care.”—Heather Snell, Lecturer, Child and Youth Care, Ryerson University and University of Strathclyde, and Founding Member, Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada
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