Child and Youth Care in the Field

A Practicum Guidebook

By Carys Cragg


Now adopted by 25% of Child and Youth Care programs in post-secondary institutions from coast to coast

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


$75.95 (PRINT)
$70.95 (eBook – Fixed Layout)

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8.50" x 11.00”

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