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From 2015 ...

Relational Child and Youth Care Practice

Formerly: The Journal of Child and Youth Care

ISSN: ISSN 0840-982X
Published quarterly
Dimensions: 200 x 260mm / 7,87 x 10,23 inches


Managing Editor
Heather Snell
Humber College, Ontario

Senior Editor
Thom Garfat, PhD
Transformaction International, Quebec

Grant Charles, PhD

Founding Editor
Gerry Fewster, PhD

International Board

Leon Fulcher, Transformaction International, New Zealand
Brian Gannon, Editor, The International Child and Youth Care Network (CYC-Net), Cape Town, South Africa
Karen VanderVen, Professor Emerita, Department of Psychology in Education, University of Pittsburgh
Adrian Ward, Author and Editor; Norwich, United Kingdom


Carol Stuart, Health and Human Services, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, British Columbia
Sibylle Artz, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria, British Columbia
Ernie Hilton, Homebridge Youth Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Heather Modlin, Key Assets, St Johns, Newfoundland
Penny Parry, Private Practitioner and Consultant, Vancouver, British Columbia
Jack Phelan, Co-Chair, Child and Youth Care Program, Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta
Jennifer White, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria, British Columbia


Garth Goodwin, Child and Youth Care Practitioner, Manitoba
Donna Jamieson, Child and Youth Care Program, Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta
Thom Garfat, TransformAction and CYC-Net, Montreal, Quebec
Liz Laidlaw, Nanaimo, British Columbia


All correspondence should be addressed to:

The Editor, Relational Child & Youth Care Practice

Permission to Reproduce Material

Relational Child & Youth Care Practice is published four times annually. All rights reserved. No portion of the contents may be reproduced without permission of the publishers.


Back Issues are available on request at a cost of $8 per issue. Please note that Back Issues are only supplied in electronic format (PDF). See link alongside to request Back Issues.


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Information for Authors

Relational Child & Youth Care Practice welcomes the submission of manuscripts on all aspects of relating to children and young people. While particular attention will be given to material that explores the interpersonal dynamics of professional practice, consideration will also be given to all submissions that assume a relational perspective. This might include topics such as cultural values, ethics, social policy, program design, supervision, education, training etc. Each issue may include: refereed articles that comply with acceptable ‘academic’ standards; submissions contributed by regular and guest columnists; short pieces that describe particular relational experiences and reflections; poetry; artwork and photographs.

Material should be submitted by email to in standard word processing format (eg. .doc, .rtf.). Formal articles should not exceed 20 pages in length and should include an abstract of approximately 100 words. This material should conform to the guidelines set out in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association Sixth edition, 2010). References must be included with all article submissions. Author-date citations should be used within the text and a double-spaced reference section should accompany each article. In all submissions, authorship details, including brief biographies and digital photographs, should be included.

Although no article or submission will be rejected purely for stylistic reasons, the editors reserve the right to return any manuscript for additional work. Authors requiring editorial assistance in this regard should indicate their request in a covering letter.

Originality of material is the responsibility of the primary author. Previously published material must be identified as such and will be published only where the necessary permission has been granted from the original source.