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Canadian Scholars
Child and Youth
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 volume examines practice in a range of service sectors including residential care, foster homes, schools, cyberspace, outdoor adventure settings, and services that support Québécois, deaf, autistic, 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

Introduction: A Profession on the Move
Kiaras Gharabaghi and Grant Charles

Chapter 1: The Classic Setting: Residential Care and Treatment
Kiaras Gharabaghi and Grant Charles

Chapter 2: The Role of Child and Youth Care in Foster Care
Heather Modlin and Andy Leggett

Chapter 3: Child and Youth Care Practice with Families: A Canadian Perspective
Kelly Shaw

Chapter 4: Community Settings, Outreach and Youth Engagement
Janet Newbury and Wolfgang Vachon

Chapter 5: Outdoor Adventure and CYC Practice: Intersections and Opportunity
Emily Carty, Nevin Harper, and Doug Magnuson

Chapter 6: The Digital Life-Space as a Practice Setting
Jennifer Martin and Carol Stuart

Chapter 7: CYC Practice with Trans Children, Youth and their Families
Julie James

Chapter 8: Why Should We Care? Reflecting on CYC Practice For, About and With Autistic Young People
Nancy Marshall

Chapter 9: Queering Gender and Sexuality in Child and Youth Care
Ben Anderson-Nathe

Chapter 10: Child and Youth Care Practice in the Context of Deaf Communities
Shay Erlich

Chapter 11: Post Secondary Education as a Crucible for Learning Practice
Carol Stuart, Heather Snell, and Doug Magnuson

Chapter 12: Child and Youth Care in Quebec
Varda Mann-Feder

About the Contributors


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