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
—Jin-Sun Yoon, Teaching Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria, and Chair, Child and Youth Care Education Consortium of British Columbia
—Heather Snell, Lecturer, Child and Youth Care, Ryerson University and University of Strathclyde, and Founding Member, Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada
—Hans Skott-Myhre, Adjunct Professor, Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, and Professor, Department of Social Work and Human Services, Kennesaw State University