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Canadian Scholars
Child and Youth
284 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
September 2019
Print ISBN: 9781773380339


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.

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



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