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Perspectives in Professional Child and Youth Care

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ISBN 9781560240556
Published May 7, 1990 by Routledge
388 Pages

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Book Description

Here are the information, ideas, and inspiration that will help child care workers in their daily struggle to provide better care for children, youth, and families. Perspectives in Professional Child and Youth Care is a much-needed sourcebook of readings on the current state of the art of professional child and youth care in North America. Some of the leading practitioners, academicians, researchers, and administrators provide a “child care perspective,” writing about what they--on the front lines--perceive as the most pressing issues and significant topics in the field today, including the nature of child and youth care, current issues in education and training, therapeutic program issues, key support functions in child and youth programs, the changing work environment and new roles, and developing professionalism in the field of child and youth care. This enormously insightful book will be valuable for use in academic courses and training workshops, as well as for individual child and youth care professionals and practitioners from related disciplines.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Introduction
  • Section 1: The Nature of Child and Youth Care
  • A Developmental Perspective for Child and Youth Care Work
  • Growing Together: The Personal Relationship in Child and Youth Care
  • Section 2: Therapeutic Program Issues
  • Residential Group Care as a Socializing Environment: Toward a Broader Perspective
  • Therapeutic Programming and Activities: Transitional Tools in the Treatment Process
  • Development of a New Approach to Emotionally Deprived Children and Youth
  • Youth Workers in the Courts
  • The Therapeutic Potential of Emergency Shelters
  • Competency, Relevance and Empowerment: A Case for the Restructuring of Children’s Programs
  • Section 3: Key Support Functions in Child and Youth Care Programs
  • Promoting Professional Teamwork
  • Child Care Supervision: The Neglected Skill of Evaluation
  • The Application of Learning Style Research in the Supervisory Process
  • The Role of the Administrator in Effective Program Delivery
  • Section 4: Developing Professionalism
  • Professionalizing Child and Youth Care: An Overview
  • Professionalism and the Child Care Field: What Model?
  • Professionalizing Day Care
  • Developing the Child and Youth Care Profession Through Effective Use of the Media
  • Section 5: Current Issues in Education and Training
  • Applied Ethics: Educating Professional Child and Youth Workers in Competent Caring Through Self Apprenticeship Training
  • Worlds Apart?: Integrating Research and Practice in Professional Child and Youth Care Training
  • Transforming Perspectives in Child and Youth Care Education
  • Child and Youth Care Education for the Culturally Different Student: A Native People’s Example
  • Distance Education: Catch the Wave
  • The Transition From Student to Practitioner in Child and Youth Care
  • Section 6: The Changing Work Environment and New Roles for Child and Youth Workers
  • Modern Times: Trends in the Context of Work Suggesting Future Roles for Child and Youth Workers
  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Residential Youthwork: The French Educateur and the American Child Care Worker
  • Taxonomy and Treatment: The Role of the Scientist Practitioner in Child and Youth Care
  • From Two Years to Two Generations: Expanded Career Options in Direct Child and Youth Care Practice
  • 2000 and Beyond: Future Career Directions for Child and Youth Care Professionals

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