Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Canadian Scholars’ Press
Approx. 350 pages

Print ISBN: 9781773381398
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A unique manual to the discipline, Reflective Practice in Child and Youth Care addresses the need for distinct models of reflective practice across all Child and Youth Care (CYC) sectors. This seminal work contextualizes the history of reflective practice and provides readers with the necessary tools to develop their own approach to reflective practice. Special topics and key concepts include reflective practice theory, the mindfulness-reflection connection, and transformative learning techniques. Aligned with the CYC Code of Ethics and the CYC Competencies of Professionalism, this book promotes selfawareness and critical self-reflection through case studies, end-of chapter discussion questions, reflective writing templates, and selfassessment exercises. Fostering reflective methods and self-care strategies that can be used in practicums and professional settings, this unique workbook is an essential resource for students at any stage of a college or university program in child and youth care.


  • allows instructor flexibility with chapters that can be taught in any preferred order
  • connects to concepts that are covered across child and youth care program courses, strengthening student comprehension
  • provides exercises that range in content and depth to ensure student engagement throughout the completion of the textbook

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Donicka Budd

Donicka Budd is a Professor of Child and Youth Care at Sheridan College. She holds over 20 years of front-line experience through her work in group homes, school boards, children’s centres, and private practices. She received her Child and Youth Worker Diploma from Humber College and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care from Ryerson University.

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