Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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Canadian Scholars’ Press
238 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
April 2019
Print ISBN: 9781773381039


A pivotal textbook in the field, this comprehensive collection is the first of two volumes that cross-examine all active child and youth care sectors across the human services. Co-editors Kiaras Gharabaghi and Grant Charles bring together world-renowned professionals, academics, and researchers to address the past, present, and future state of child and youth care. Guiding students through the exploration of a growing field, this volumes examines practice in a range of service sectors including residential care, foster homes, schools, cyberspace, outdoor adventure settings, and services that support Quebecois, deaf, autism, and LGBTQ+ communities. With a strong foundation in Canadian scholarship, this text also draws connections to child and youth care practice in a global context. International and Canadian students, scholars, and practitioners in child and youth care will benefit from this extensive and timely resource.


  • includes contributions from leading Canadian scholars, researchers, and professionals in the field of child and youth care
  • analyzes the challenges, opportunities, and employment prospects in each sector
  • establishes connections between chapters by cross-referencing the sectors, geographical regions, and contexts of other chapters

Table of Contents

Table of Contents, Volume 1

Kiaras Gharabaghi & Grant Charles

The Classic Setting: Residential Care and Treatment
Kiaras Gharabaghi & Grant Charles

The Role of Child and Youth Care in Foster Care
Heather Modlin & Andy Leggett

Child and Youth Care Practice with Families: A Canadian Perspective
Kelly Shaw

Community Settings, Outreach and Youth Engagement
Janet Newbury & Wolfgang Vachon

Outdoor Adventure and CYC Practice: Intersections and Opportunity
Emily Carty, Nevin Harper & Doug Magnuson

The Digital Life-Space as a Practice Setting
Jennifer Martin & Carol Stuart

CYC Practice with Trans Children, Youth and their Families
Julie James

Why Should We Care? Reflecting on CYC Practice For, About and With Autistic Young People
Nancy Marshall

Queering Gender and Sexuality in Child and Youth Care
Ben Anderson-Nathe

Child and Youth Care Practice in the Context of Deaf Communities
Shay Erlich

Post Secondary Education as a Crucible for Learning Practice
Carol Stuart, Heather Snell & Doug Magnuson

Child and Youth Care in Quebec
Varda Mann-Feder

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